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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

Julie WARD

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

Brando BENIFEI

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

Alberto CIRIO

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
  Italy
  alberto.cirio@europarl.europa.eu
  www.albertocirio.it

Deirdre CLUNE

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

José Inácio FARIA

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

Neena GILL CBE

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

Ana GOMES

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
  Portugal
  anamaria.gomes@europarl.europa.eu
  www.anagomes.eu

Róża Gräfin von THUN UND HOHENSTEIN

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

Theresa GRIFFIN

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
  United Kingdom
  theresa.griffin@europarl.europa.eu
  http://theresagriffin.eu/

Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI

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

Seán KELLY

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

Jude KIRTON-DARLING

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

Marisa MATIAS

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

Rupert MATTHEWS

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

Mairead McGUINNESS

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

Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK

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

Sorin MOISĂ

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

Clare MOODY

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

Luigi MORGANO

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

Alojz PETERLE

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) 
  Slovenia
  alojz.peterle@europarl.europa.eu
  www.peterle.si

Marek PLURA

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

Sofia RIBEIRO

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

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

Renate WEBER

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 
  Romania
  renate.weber@europarl.europa.eu
  www.renateweber.eu

Anna ZÁBORSKÁ

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

Jana ŽINANSKÁ

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

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