Christel Schaldemose

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Christel Schaldemose
MEP
Christel.Schaldemose.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for Denmark
Assumed office
2006
Personal details
Born (1967-08-04) 4 August 1967 (age 49)
Odense, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Political party  Danish:
Social Democrats
 EU:
Party of European Socialists
Alma mater Utrecht University

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).

Early life and career[edit]

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.

Member of the European Parliament, 2006–present[edit]

Schaldemose has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2006. She has since been serving on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. In this capacity, she works on consumer, cultural and education policy. In 2016, she also joined the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector.

In addition to her committee assignments, Schadelmose has been a member of the Parliament's delegation for relations with Japan since 2009.

Schaldemose is a member of the MEP Heart Group (sponsored by the European Heart Network (EHN) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)), a group of parliamentarians who have an interest in promoting measures that will help reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).[1][2]

On 4 May 2008, Schaldemose 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. She also led an initiative requiring all consumer products to indicate their country of origin (products made in the EU could indicate “Made in the EU” instead).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Schaldemose lives in Copenhagen with her husband and three children (born 1996 to 2003).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Supporters MEP Heart Group.
  2. ^ Supporters MEP Heart Group.
  3. ^ What the Parliament achieved in 2009-14 European Voice, April 23, 2014.

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