Christel Schaldemose (born 1967) is a Danish politician and a member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT).
She lives in Copenhagen with her husband and three children (born 1996 to 2003). Schaldemose has a masters in history from the University of Southern Denmark.
She has worked professionally with adult education and popular enlightenment on national and regional level. Her previous job was secretary general of the Danish Adult Education Council.
Schaldemose works with consumer, cultural and education policy.
On 4 May 2008, she launched the citizen's initiative "Females in Front" with MEPs from other EU countries. The campaign demands that at least one woman is appointed to one of the four top positions in the EU to be filled in 2009.
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