|Sylvie Guillaume in Strasbourg|
|Vice-president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament|
|Born||6 November 1962|
|Political party||Socialist Party|
Local political career
After a career in the social economy, Sylvie Guillaume joined the Socialist Party (PS) in 1988 in the Rhône. She has held various responsibilities in the French Socialist Party, including President of the Socialist National Council between 2000 and 2003. In 1998, she was elected a regional councillor in the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and reelected in 2004. In 2001, she was elected deputy mayor of Lyon and was reelected in 2008.
European political career
In the 2009 European elections, she was the second candidate on the PS list in the South-East region, and was elected to the European Parliament. She was reelected at the same position in 2014.
Immigration and asylum
She a member of the LIBE committee, in charge or human rights and was appointed in 2009 rapporteur for the directive on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection. In 2012 she was responsible for immigration issues in the presidential campaign of François Hollande.
Sylvie Guillaume is deputy member of the FEMM and AFCO committee. After being a women's rights activist, he was appointed National Secretary of the Socialist Party for Gender Equality.
Vice-presidency of S&D Group
In January 2012,she was elected Vice Presidente of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in charge of Citizens' Europe, along with Véronique De Keyser, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Stephen Hughes, Rovana Plumb, Bernhard Rapkay, Libor Rouček, Patrizia Toia and Marita Ulvskog.
- Website of Sylvie Guillaume
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