Britta Thomsen

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Britta Thomsen

Britta Thomsen (born 23 January 1954 in Aalborg) is a Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Social Democrats, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

She is also a member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, a substitute for the Committee on Development, and vice-chair of the delegation for relations with South Africa. She recently backed up the Manifesto of the Spinelli Group.


  • Scholarship, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala (1979)
  • Studies in Portuguese language and culture, University of Lisbon (1979–1980)
  • Studies in Portuguese and Spanish, Aarhus University (1980–1983)
  • MA (History), Aarhus University
  • Teacher and organiser of adult education (1983–1989)
  • Consultant (various contracts)
  • Consultant, HK (Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark), responsible for international projects and surveys in the tourism and service industries (1994–2000)
  • Director and owner of Facilitate (consultancy), working with labour market issues at European level (2001–2004)
  • With the Danish Social Democrats
  • Member of the party programme committee (2000)
  • Publications: articles about Portugal in various Danish magazines

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