Samira Rafaela

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Samira Rafaela
Samira Rafaela, 2019.jpg
Rafaela in 2019
Member of the European Parliament
for the Netherlands
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Parliamentary groupRenew Europe
Personal details
Born (1989-02-11) 11 February 1989 (age 32)
Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Political partyDemocrats 66
Alma materLeiden University

Samira Rafaela (born 11 February 1989) is a Dutch politician of Democrats 66, who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2019.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Rafaela was elected a Member of the European Parliament in the 2019 election, making her the first Dutch MEP with Afro-Caribbean roots.[3] She has been a member of the Committee on International Trade (since 2019), the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (since 2019)[2] and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (since 2021).[4]

In addition to her committee assignments, Rafaela is part of the Parliament's delegations to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) and to the EU–Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee.[2] She also co-chairs the European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup and is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Disability.[5][6]


  1. ^ "S. (Samira) Rafaela MA". (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Samira RAFAELA". European Parliament. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  3. ^ Baume, Maïa de la (13 January 2020). "20 MEPs to watch in 2020". Politico. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ Mia Bartoloni (March 26, 2021), Movers & Shakers The Parliament Magazine.
  5. ^ "Bureau". Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI). Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Members of the Disability Intergroup - Renew Europe". European Disability Forum. Retrieved 27 October 2020.