Licia Ronzulli

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Licia Ronzulli
Licia Ronzulli (Martin Rulsch) 1.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for northwest of Italy
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1975-09-14) 14 September 1975 (age 41)
Nationality Italian
Political party Forza Italia
Children Vittoria
Occupation Health Manager

Licia Ronzulli (born: Milan, Italy 14 September 1975) is an Italian MEP representing the New Forza Italia party.[1] She won a seat in the 2009 European Parliament election. She is Vice Chair of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and a member of the Employment and Social Affairs committee.[2]

She is known for taking her daughter, Vittoria, to the European Parliament plenary sessions in Strasbourg. Prior to becoming an MEP, she was a hospital director and nurse in Milan and Bangladesh.[3]


Licia Ronzulli began her career working in a hospital and she graduated in psychology. In 2003, she became the chief of her department as coordinator at the IRCCS Galeazzi hospital of Milan, in Italy.

During the Italian general election of 2008, she was nominated for The People of Freedom party in the district of Marche. When she was a candidate in the 2009 European elections, Licia Ronzulli was elected in the northwest of Italy with 40,016 votes. She joined the European People Party and became a member of the commission for Employment and Social Affairs and member of the Delegation for Relations with South Asia, as well as a substitute member of the Commission of Women Rights and Gender Equality and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. On September 16, 2009, she was elected Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Africa-Caribbean-Pacific-UE Assembly, which has the express purpose of promoting human rights and democracy.

On 22 September 2010, Ronzulli took her 44-day-old daughter, Vittoria, to a plenary session of the European Parliament[4] as a symbolic gesture to reclaim more rights for women in reconciling work and family life.[citation needed]

She has also been involved with Progetto Sorriso nel Mondo (Smile Project in the World) as a volunteer.[5] So far, Licia Ronzulli has presented over a hundred questions to the European Commission dealing with themes such as combating the spread of serious diseases in the European Union.

The French magazine Madame le Figaro placed her in 3rd place on its list of most influential women of 2010.


  1. ^ Pisa, Nick (November 20, 2013). "Will we ever see this at Westminster? Working mother cradles her baby in sling as she casts her vote at EU Parliament". Daily Mail. 
  2. ^ "Licia RONZULLI". European Parliament. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Rawi, Maysa (November 20, 2013). "'Does my vote count, Mama?': Licia Ronzulli's mini MEP looks set for a career in politics as she steals show in Strasbourg". Daily Mail. 
  4. ^ Rettman, Andrew (September 24, 2010). "It was maternal, not political, says Italian MEP who took her baby to work". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ "CHI SONO". Retrieved 25 May 2012. 

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