You can find our current Coalition members below. As the process of receiving expressions of interest from MEPs is ongoing, we will update the list on a regular basis.

Last updated: September 2019

MEP Miriam Dalli, Malta (co-Chair)
Miriam Dalli

Miriam Dalli was elected to the European Parliament in May 2014. In the 8th European Parliament term, she served as a full member on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and on the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union. She was a substitute member on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the Committee on Petitions and Delegation to the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation. She remained a highly active member of the LGBTI, Children’s rights and Youth Integroups and Co-Chair of the Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. MEP Dalli is also an Ambassador against Depression and one of the Richmond Foundation’s Mental Health Ambassadors.

Please find Miriam Dalli MEP full biography here : http://miriamdalli.com/


MEP Pernille Weiss, Denmark (co-Chair)
Pernille Weiss

Pernille Weiss is a member of the 9th European Parliament for Denmark. MEP Weiss represents the Conservative People’s Party.

She is a registered nurse and has academic education in Management and Innovation and Health Science which she has used as a self-employed person for the past ten years.

Prior to that, Pernille Weiss worked  on the evidence based design for Centre for Health Design (U.S.), served as a founder and owner of ArchiMed ApS, Head of health in Arkitema A/S and Academic adviser on Health Science at Southern Danish University.

Please find Pernille Weiss MEP full biography here : https://pernilleweiss.dk/


MEP Naomi Long, United Kingdom
long-naomi.jpg

Naomi Long MEP, studied civil engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast, and worked for almost 10 years in the industry.

Elected to Belfast City Council in 2001 and the Northern Ireland Assembly as MLA in 2003, she also served as Lord Mayor of Belfast from 2009 to 2010, at which point she became the first ever Alliance MP elected to Westminster in May 2010.

Deputy Leader of the Alliance Party since 2006, in May 2016, she was reelected to the Northern Ireland Assembly as MLA, before becoming Leader of Alliance that October.

As Leader she has presided over some of the parties best ever election results and in May 2019 became the first ever Alliance member to be elected to the European Parliament.


MEP Julie Ward, United Kingdom
Julie Ward High Res

Julie is a Labour and Co-operative Party Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England, covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

As such she is a member of the European Parliamentary Labour Party and, in turn, part of the second largest group in the European Parliament, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

Julie serves on the Parliament’s Culture & Education Committee and is a Vice President of the Group. She is also a member of the Regional Development  Committee and Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. She is also a member of the Labour Party’s Policy Commission on Education and Children.


MEP Tanja Fajon, Slovenia
TFajon1

Tanja Fajon has been MEP since 2009. She is a Vice-President of Slovenian Social Democrats.

Fajon was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She studied journalism and has a master degree in International Political Sciences and Business and Management. She was a foreign correspondent in Brussels for Radio-Television Slovenia between 2001-2009.

In the European Parliament, she was a vice-president of Socialists and Democrats between 2014-2019. In her third term 2019-2024 she continues her work in Foreign Affairs Committee (AFTE) and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE).

Fajon is working on many different but key political areas such as migration and protection of Schengen, fight against extremism, hate speech and xenophobia, defending the rule of law, democracy,  fundamental rights and future enlargement to the Western Balkans. Brussels-based news outlet Politico listed her among 40 most influential MEPs in 2015 and 2016 for her endeavours to abolish visas for the citizens of the region. 48 years old Fajon is an awareness advocate on rare blood diseases in Europe. She has been actively involved in different campaigns for Blood Cancer Awareness.


MEP Brando Benifei, Italy

Brando Benifei is an Italian politician who has served in the European Parliament since 2014. He is a member of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament. During his first term from 2014 until 2019, Benifei served on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. In 2019, he moved to the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. In addition to his committee assignments, he is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda.


MEP Kateřina Konečná, Czech Republic

Kateřina Konečná is a member of the European Parliament for Czech Republic since 2013. She serves as a member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and on the Committee on Transport and Tourism. She is also a substitute member on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. She is a member of the GUE/NGL.


MEP Richard Corbett, UK

Richard Corbett is a British politician serving as Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party since 2017. He is a Member of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. In the 8th European Parliament he was a member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Committee on Fisheries. He remained a full member of the Committee on Fisheries.


MEP Rory Palmer, UK
Rory Parlmer source EP

Rory Palmer is a Labour member of the European Parliament since 2017. He is a full member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rory is a part of the Delegation for relations with the United States. He is a member of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.


MEP Rosa Estaràs Ferragut, Spain
EP-089406S_9th_MEP_Official_spain

Rosa Estaràs Ferragut is a member of the European Parliament for Spain and a member of the People’s Party. She currently serves as a full member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. She is also a member of the parliament’s delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. Rosa is a member of the EP Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and the EP Intergroup on Disability.


MEP Sara Cerdas, Portugal
EP-089406C_9th_MEP_Official_portugal

Sara Cerdas is a Portuguese member of the European Parliament. She is a full member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Sara completed medical studies at the University of Lisbon and Master’s degree in public health at the University of Umeå. She is a member of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.


MEP Seán Kelly, Ireland
Sean Kelly source seankelly.eu

Seán Kelly is an Irish politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament from Ireland for the South constituency since July 2009. He is a member of Fine Gael, part of the European People’s Party. He serves as a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a substitute member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights.


MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, Finland
Sirpa Pietikäinen source EP

Sirpa Pietikäinen is a member of the European Parliament for Finland since 2009. She serves as a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. She is also a substitute member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.


MEP Sylwia Spurek, Poland

Sylwia Spurek is a Polish Member of the European Parliament since 2019. Sylwia is a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. In 2015-2019 she was the Deputy Ombudsman for the equal treatment of women and men. Sylwia is a member of the Spring Party and the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.


2014-2019-2
For more information about members of the MHE Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in 2014-2019, click here

 
2009-2014-2
For more information about members of the MHE Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in 2009-2014, click here