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European Parliament Interest Group on Informal Carers

The European Interest Group on Informal Carers 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)

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 Member of the Bureau
Ireland 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : --
Ireland 14.07.2009 ... : --

Email marian.harkin@europarl.europa.eu

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/

Brian CROWLEY

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Member
Ireland
Party Fianna Fáil
Email briancrowleymep@eircom.net / brian.crowley@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.briancrowleymep.ie

Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI

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

Nathalie GRIESBECK

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Member
France
Party Mouvement Démocrate
Email nathalie.griesbeck@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.nathalie-griesbeck

Robert ROCHEFORT

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Member
France
Party Mouvement Démocrate
Email robert.rochefort@europarl.europa.eu

Derek VAUGHAN

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Member
United Kingdom
Party Labour 
Email derek.vaughan@europarl.europa.eu

Nessa CHILDERS

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Member
Ireland
Party Labour 
Email nessa.childers@europarl.europa.eu

Elisa FERREIRA

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Member
Portugal 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Partido Socialista
Portugal 14.07.2009 ... : Partido Socialista
Email info@elisaferreira.net

Richard HOWITT

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Member
United Kingdom 19.07.1994 / 19.07.1999 : Labour Party
United Kingdom 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Labour Party
United Kingdom 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Labour Party
United Kingdom 14.07.2009 ... : Labour Party

 

 Patrizia TOIA

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Member
Italy 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Uniti nell'Ulivo
Italy14.07.2009 ... : Partito Democratico

Jean LAMBERT

Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance Member
United Kingdom 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Green Party
United Kingdom 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Green Party
United Kingdom 14.07.2009 ... : Green Party

Jill EVANS

Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance Vice-Chair
United Kingdom 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Plaid Cymru - Parti of Wales
United Kingdom 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales
United Kingdom 14.07.2009 ... : Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales

Seán KELLY

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

Mairead McGUINNESS

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

Alojz PETERLE

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Member
Slovenia
Party Nova Slovenija - Kršcanska ljudska stranka
Email alojz.peterle@europarl.europa.eu
Web http://www.peterle.si

Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Member
Finland 04.04.2008 / 13.07.2009 : Kansallinen Kokoomus
Finland 14.07.2009 ... : Kansallinen Kokoomus

Anna ZÁBORSKÁ

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Member of the Bureau
Slovakia 01.05.2004 / 19.07.2004 : Krestanskodemokratické hnutie
Slovakia 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Krestanskodemokratické hnutie
Slovakia 14.07.2009 ... : Krestanskodemokratické hnutie

Lambert van Nistelrooij

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

 

Finland 2
France 2
Ireland 5
Italy 1
Netherlands 1
Portugal 1
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
UK 4
TOTAL 16