Ewa Hedkvist Petersen

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Ewa Hedkvist Petersen (born 15 January 1952 in Arvidsjaur, Swedish Lapland) is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Sweden, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.

She is also a substitute for the Committee on Regional Development, and vice-chair of the delegation for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and to the European Economic Area Joint Parliamentary Committee.


  • Degree in social studies (1974)
  • School welfare officer (1974–1979)
  • Social welfare secretary (1979–1983)
  • Family law secretary (1983–1994)
  • Chief education officer (1994–1998)
  • Assistant project leader (1998–1999)
  • Social welfare secretary (1983–1994), chief education officer (1994–1998), assistant project leader (1998–1999)
  • Family law secretary (1983–1994)
  • Chief Education Officer (1994–1998)
  • Assistant project leader (1998–1999)
  • Member of Norrbotten county council (since 1998)
  • Chairwoman of the Norrbotten county education board (1987–1992), Member of the Swedish Parliament (1985–1994)
  • second Vice-Chairwoman of the Social Democratic group in the Swedish Parliament (1991–1994)
  • Government-appointed leader of the inquiry into the establishment of a Children's Rights Ombudsman (1991)
  • Chairwoman of the State Committee on Child Abuse (since 1999)
  • Member of the Council, Technical University of Luleå (1988–1997)
  • Chairman of Filmpool Nord (since 1992), Vice-Chairman of the board of the Swedish Film Institute (1995–1999)
  • Member of the European Parliament since 1999

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