EFM BOARD


 

Professor Danuta HÜBNER

 

 

Professor Danuta Hübner is the Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs as well as a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Delegation for relations with the United States. She was Poland's first-ever European Commissioner, is one of her country's foremost economists and policymakers and has played a key role in the enlargement of the EU. Her roles in Poland's Government included Minister for European Affairs, Head of Office of the Committee for European Integration and Secretary of State for Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade and Minister Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland. From 2000-2001 she was Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Secretary at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics where she obtained an MSc and a PhD and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1992 she was conferred with the scientific title of Professor of Economics by the President of the Republic of Poland.

 


 

Jo LEINEN

 

 

Jo Leinen has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1999. From 2009 to 2011 he chaired the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Before becoming an MEP, he was Minister for the Environment in the State Government of Saarland, Germany from 1985-1994. He took part in the Convention for the Elaboration of a Charter of Fundamental Rights for the EU. From 2004 to 2009 he was President of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and he is the Chairman of the Delegation for the relations with China, a full member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee, and a substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee as well as of the Committee for Foreign Affairs. He is also a full Member of the European Parliament's Working Group on EU-UN relations and a substitute Member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. He was previously President of the Union of European Federalists from 1997 to 2005 and served as President of the European Movement International in 2011.

 


 

Martina DLABAJOVA

 

 

Martina Dlabajova is a Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control and an active member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Her own-initiative report on matching skills and jobs highlights the importance of better cooperation between education and business as well as motivation and responsibility of young jobseekers. She has also been appointed the Rapporteur of the European Parliament report on ‘A new skills agenda for Europe.’ In the Czech Republic she launched a motivational project called WhyNot? that offers to young people under 25 years the opportunity to fulfil their professional dreams through exclusive traineeships. Before joining the European Parliament, she founded and managed several companies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy. She was the coordinator of the Representation of the Zlín and Olomouc Regions to the European Union for eight years. In 2012 she was elected the President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Zlín Region. She graduated from the University of Padua in political science with a specialization in the European integration.

 


 

Julie GIRLING

 

 

Julie Girling was elected as a Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South West England in 2009 and successfully re-elected for a second term in 2014. She is currently sits on the Committees for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and for Women's Rights and Gender Equality. She also sits on the Delegation for relations with South East Asia and has previously served as Chief Whip for the Conservatives in the European Parliament. Formerly a member of the European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR), she has recently moved to become a member of the European People’s Party Group (EPP), the Group the Conservatives in the European Parliament were members of until 2009 when the ECR Group was created. During her time in the European Parliament she has worked on a number of important legislative files covering areas such as air quality, emissions, food safety, biodiversity, and chemicals. She has recently been Rapporteur for both the ETS Phase IV and the Aviation ETS files.

 


 

Michael THEURER (now elected to the German Bundestag)

 

 

Michael Theurer was a Member of the European Parliament (ALDE Group) for the German Liberal party (FDP) from 2009. He was a Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and of the Committee on Budgetary Control, Chair of the Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand and Vice-Chair of the FDP Delegation in the European Parliament. He was also a Substitute Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Delegation for relations with India. He studied Economics at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen.

STRUCTURE

The European Forum for Manufacturing has a Board consisting of: