Zita Gurmai

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Zita Gurmai in 2014
The native form of this personal name is Gurmai Zita. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

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


  1. ^ a b "European Parliament – Zita Gurmai". European Parliament. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  2. ^ Special Advisers to the President, Vice-Presidents and Commissioners of the European Commission European Commission.

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