Jeroen Lenaers

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Jeroen Lenaers
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 40)
Stramproy, Netherlands
Political party Dutch
Christian Democratic Appeal
European People's Party
Alma materMaastricht University

Jeroen Lenaers (born 29 April 1984) is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal, part of the European People's Party.

Lenaers previously worked as a policy assistant to Ria Oomen-Ruijten, then Member of the European Parliament for the CDA.

Early life and education[edit]

Lenaers studied European Studies at Maastricht University between 2003 and 2008.

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–present[edit]

Lenaers was second on the CDA candidate list for the 2014 European Parliament election. He was elected through preference votes.[1]

A member of the European People's Party Group, Lenaers first served on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs from 2014 until 2019 before moving to the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. In this capacity, he was the Parliament's rapporteur on legislation creating the European Labour Authority (ELA) in 2019.[2] In 2020, he became his parliamentary group's coordinator on the committee[3] and its spokesperson for justice and home affairs.[4] Also in 2020, he also joined the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union.[5] Since 2021, he has been part of the Parliament's delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe.[6]

In addition to his committee assignments, Lenaers held the position of vice-chairman of the Parliament's delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 2014 until 2019. Since 2019, he has been part of the delegations for relations with the Mashreq countries and the delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.[citation needed] He is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights[7] and the European Parliament Intergroup on Trade Unions.[8]

In February 2024, Esther de Lange, the CDA's delegation leader in the European Parliament, stepped down. Lenaers succeeded her in this position as well as in the role of vice chair of the European People's Party Group.[9][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Lenaers is married since 2019 and has two children.[12]


  1. ^ Jeroen Lenaers gekozen als Europarlementariër L1, 26 May 2014
  2. ^ Hanne Cokelaere (14 November 2019), Labor authority caught in EU institutional turf war Politico Europe.
  3. ^ Mia Bartoloni (November 27, 2020), Movers and Shakers The Parliament Magazine.
  4. ^ Monika Scislowska (October 7, 2021), Court rules Polish Constitution has primacy over EU laws Associated Press.
  5. ^ Members of the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union European Parliament, press release of July 9, 2020.
  6. ^ Members of the delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe European Parliament.
  7. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.
  8. ^ Intergroup on Trade Unions European Parliament.
  9. ^ "Jeroen LENAERS - 9th parliamentary term". European Parliament. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  10. ^ "Europees Parlement" [European Parliament]. Christian Democratic Appeal (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  11. ^ "CDA'er Esther de Lange nieuwe kabinetschef Wopke Hoekstra, volgt Diederik Samsom op" [CDA member Esther de Lange new head of cabinet Wopke Hoekstra, succeeds Diederik Samson]. de Volkskrant (in Dutch). 30 January 2024. Retrieved 31 January 2024.
  12. ^ Eddy Wax and Louise Guillot (11 July 2023), MEPs sling mud ahead of knife-edge nature restoration vote Politico Europe.

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