Brigitte Douay

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Brigitte Douay (born 24 February 1947 in Paris) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the north-west of France. She is a member of the Socialist Party, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and sits on the Committee on Budgets.

She is also a substitute for the Committee on Regional Development, a member of the delegation for relations with Japan, and a substitute for the delegation to the EUMexico Joint Parliamentary Committee.


  • Degree in classics (1968), graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies
  • Teacher (1971)
  • Editorial secretary on 30 jours d'Europe (1971–1972)
  • Editorial secretary on issues of the Moniteur devoted to public works (1972–1973)
  • Journalist (1974–1977)
  • Press attaché to Pierre Mauroy, Mayor of Lille and Chairman of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (1977–1981)
  • Press attaché in the office of Pierre Mauroy, Prime Minister (1981–1984)
  • Press and parliamentary attaché in the office of the State Secretary for the Civil Service (1984–1986)
  • Responsible for external relations at the Commission for the National Plan (1986–1988)
  • Responsible for public relations, Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (1988–1993)
  • Responsible for public relations at Lille Grand Palais (congress centre) (1993–1997)
  • Director of communications, Jean-Jaurès Foundation (2003–2004)
  • Member of Cambrai Municipal Council (2001–2004)
  • Member of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Regional Council (since 2004)
  • Member of the National Assembly for Nord (1997–2002)
  • Chairwoman of the national anti-counterfeiting committee (1997–2002)

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