Christel Schaldemose

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Christel Schaldemose

Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2006
Personal details
Born (1967-08-04) 4 August 1967 (age 52)
Odense, Denmark
Political party Danish:
Social Democrats
Party of European Socialists
Spouse(s)Ib Lindstrøm
Alma materUtrecht University

Christel Schaldemose (born 4 July 1967) is a Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Denmark. She is a member of the Social Democrats, part of the Party of European Socialists.

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, where she is the S&D group’s coordinator.[1] 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. She was re-elected in 2019.[2]

In addition to her committee assignments, Schadelmose has been a member of the Parliament's delegation for relations with Japan since 2009. She is also 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).[3][4]

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).[5]

Personal life[edit]

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


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