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The European voice for informal carers

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. Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP
  2. Luke Flanagan MEP
  3. Julie Ward MEP

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: EP Informal Carers Interest Group – 10th anniversary leaflet.

If you want to join the Interest Group, please send an email to Christine Marking.

List of MEPs who are members of the group:

Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) 
  Finland
  sirpa.pietikainen@europarl.europa.eu 
  www.sirpapietikainen.net/

Luke FLANAGAN

Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left  
  Ireland
  lukeming.flanagan@europarl.europa.eu
www.lukemingflanagan.ie

Brando BENIFEI

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

Deirdre CLUNE

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
  Ireland
  deirdre.clune@europarl.europa.eu
  www.deirdreclune.ie

Róża Gräfin von THUN UND HOHENSTEIN

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
  Poland
  roza.thun@europarl.europa.eu
  www.rozathun.pl

Seán KELLY

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) 
  Ireland
  sean.kelly@europarl.europa.eu
  www.seankellyforeurope.com

Marisa MATIAS

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

Mairead McGUINNESS

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) 
  Ireland
  mairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu
  www.maireadmcguinness.ie

Ivan ŠTEFANEC

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) 
  Slovakia
  ivan.stefanec@europarl.europa.eu
  www.ivanstefanec.sk

Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ

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

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