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European Parliament Informal Carers Interest Group 

The European Parliament Informal Carers Interest Group brings together MEPs from different countries and political parties who are willing to support the development of carer-friendly societies. The Group aims to critically monitor and analyse EU policy development for its impact on carers and to propose and advocate concrete action in order to improve the day-to-day situation for Europe’s many carers, working in close partnership with relevant stakeholders.

The Interest Group meets three times a year and  is currently chaired by:

  1. Marian Harkin (ALDE - IRL)
  2. Heinz Becker (PPE - A)
  3. Jean Lambert (Greens-UK)
  4. Sirpa Pietikainen (PPE - FL)
  5. Julie Ward (S&D - UK)

Eurocarers provides the secretariat to the Interest Group on Carers.

The Interest Group celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the 7th November 2017. A leaflet presenting the Group's key achievements in the last 10 years is available here.

List of MEPs who are members of the group:

 

Marian HARKIN

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 
Ireland 
Email marian.harkin@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.marianharkin.com/

Click here to view Marian's video on the Carers Interest Group

Heinz K. BECKER

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
 Austria
Email heinzk.becker@europarl.europa.eu
Web https://becker-europa.eu/

Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 
 Finland
Email sirpa.pietikainen@europarl.europa.eu 
Web http://www.sirpapietikainen.net/

Jean LAMBERT

 Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance 
 United Kingdom
Email jean.lambert@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.jeanlambertmep.org.uk/

Brando BENIFEI

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 Italy
Email brando.benifei@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.brandobenifei.it/

Alverto CIRIO

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
 Italy
Email alberto.cirio@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.albertocirio.it/

Deirdre CLUNE

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
 Ireland
Email deirdre.clune@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.deirdreclune.ie/

José Inácio FARIA

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
 Portugal
Email joseinacio.faria@europarl.europa.eu
 

Neena GILL CBE

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 United Kingdom
Email neena.gill@europarl.europa.eu
 

Ana GOMES

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 Portugal
Email anamaria.gomes@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.anagomes.eu/

Róża Gräfin von THUN UND HOHENSTEIN

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
 Poland
Email roza.thun@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.rozathun.pl/

Theresa GRIFFIN

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 Portugal
Email theresa.griffin@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://theresagriffin.eu/

Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI

Finland
Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 
Email anneli.jaatteenmaki@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.annelijaatteenmaki.net

Seán KELLY

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 
Ireland
Email sean.kelly@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.seankellyforeurope.com

Jude KIRTON-DARLING

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 United Kingdom
Email jude.kirton-darling@europarl.europa.eu
 

Marisa MATIAS

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 Portugal
Email marisa.matias@europarl.europa.eu
 

Rupert MATTHEWS

 European Conservatives and Reformists Group
 United Kingdom
Email rupert.matthews@europarl.europa.eu

Mairead McGUINNESS

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 
Ireland
Email mairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.maireadmcguinness.ie

Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 
 Slovakia
Email miroslav.mikolasik@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.mikolasik.sk/

Sorin MOISĂ

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 
 Romania
Email sorin.moisa@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://sorinmoisa.ro/

Clare MOODY

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 United Kingdom
Email clare.moody@europarl.europa.eu
 

Luigi MORGANO

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 Italy
Email luigi.morgano@europarl.europa.eu
 

Alojz PETERLE

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 
Slovenia
Email alojz.peterle@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.peterle.si

Marek PLURA

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
 Poland
Email marek.plura@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.plura.pl/

Sofia RIBEIRO

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
 Portugal
Email sofia.ribeiro@europarl.europa.eu
 

Ivan ŠTEFANEC

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
 Slovakia
Email ivan.stefanec@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.ivanstefanec.sk/

Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 
Netherlands
Email lambert.vannistelrooij@europarl.europa.eu

Julie WARD

 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
 United Kingdom
Email julie.ward@europarl.europa.eu
 

Renate WEBER

 Romania 
 Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 
Email renate.weber@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.renateweber.eu/

Anna ZÁBORSKÁ

 Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 
 Slovakia
Email anna.zaborska@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://zaborska.sk/

Jana  ŽINANSKÁ

 European Conservatives and Reformists Group
 Slovakia
Email jana.zitnanska@europarl.europa.eu
 

 

Austria 1
Finland 2
Ireland 4
Italy 3
Netherlands 1
Poland 2
Portugal 4
Romania 2
Slovakia 4
Slovenia 1
UK 7
TOTAL 31
Member States 11