Ilana Cicurel

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Ilana Cicurel
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 February 2020
Personal details
Born (1972-02-08) 8 February 1972 (age 51)
Paris, France
Political partyLa République En Marche!
Alma materPanthéon-Sorbonne University
Harvard Law School

Ilana Cicurel (born 8 February 1972) is a French lawyer and politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2020.

Early life and education[edit]

Cicurel is the daughter of a French artist, Raymond Cicurel [fr], and the sister of French economist Michel Cicurel [fr].

She studied law at University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, and is a Fulbright Scholar from Harvard Law School.

Early career[edit]

In 2008, Cicurel joined the Alliance israélite universelle where she was in charge of educational during the first three years, then served as General Manager until 2018.[1]

Political career[edit]

Career in national politics[edit]

In 2017, Cicurel lost with a very short margin in the 2017 French legislative election.[2]

Since November 2017, Cicurel has been part of LREM's executive board under the leadership of the party's successive chairmen Christophe Castaner and Stanislas Guerini.[3]

Member of the European Parliament, 2019–present[edit]

In the 2019 European elections, Cicurel was placed in 23rd position on the list from La République En Marche!.[4] After Brexit, she joined the European Parliament, when UK members seats were transferred to other countries.[5][6] In parliament, she has since been serving on the Committee on Culture and Education.[7] In addition to her committee assignments, she is part of the parliament’s delegation for relations with Israel.[8]


  1. ^ "Changement de direction générale à l'Alliance israélite universelle". 12 July 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ l'Intérieur, Ministère de. "Résultats des élections législatives 2017". Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ Le Conseil de La République En Marche ! La République En Marche!, press release of 16 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Elections européennes 2019". Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ "LOI n° 2019-487 du 22 mai 2019 relative à l'entrée en fonction des représentants au Parlement européen élus en France aux élections de 2019 - Legifrance". Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Résultats européennes 2019 : qui sont les cinq élus français qui devront patienter jusqu'au Brexit pour siéger au Parlement ?". Franceinfo. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  7. ^ Ilana Cicurel European Parliament.
  8. ^ Ilana Cicurel European Parliament.