Zita Gurmai

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Zita Gurmai in 2014

Zita Gurmai (born June 1, 1965 in Budapest) is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Hungarian Socialist Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.[1]

Since 2015, Gurmai has been serving as Special Adviser on Gender Policy in Development Cooperation to European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica.[2]



  • 1983–1988. Karl Marx University of Economics (1983–1988); doctorate 1991.
  • 1988–1990. Comporgan company, communications coordinator
  • 1990–1992. Westel Rádiótelefon Kft., sales executive
  • 1994–1995. Political History Institute, PR manager
  • 1995–2002. Szelén Művelődési Tanácsadó Kft., manager
  • From the 1990s she is active in civil society, sets up many foundations: Nők a valódi esélyegenlőségért Alapítvány (Women's Foundation for Genuine Equality), Nők a közéletben Alapítvány (Women in Public Life Foundation). Has drawn up many reports on equality and done research as organiser and co-author.
  • 2002–2004. Member of the Hungarian Parliament, delegate to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, delegate to the Central European Network, Observer in the European Parliament
  • From 1993. Hungarian Socialist Party party member, in 1995. administrator, women's section
  • From 1999. Vice-President, Socialist International Women
  • From 2001. President, women's section
  • From 2004. President, PES Women

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Mihály Gulyás. They have two sons, Mihály Balázs and Bálint Imre.[3]


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