Born in 1954 in Kraków. General Director and Chairwoman of the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation (1992 – 2005). Head of the European Commission Representation to Poland (2005 – 2009). From 2009, Róża Thun is serving as a Member of the European Parliament.

In the European Parliament, she works in three Committees: Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). She’s member of delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia.

She became the European Parliament’s lead negotiator for the removal of roaming charges in the EU, which finally took place in June 2017. Currently, she is working on regulations concerning geo-blocking in online sales, control of discrepancies in the quality of products sold in the Community and on the question of the rule of law in Poland.

Since November 2019, Róża Thun is also the Chair of the European Food Forum, which is an independent, politically-led, non-partisan forum led and governed by Members of the European Parliament. One of the main aims of the Forum, also very close to Roza Thun’s heart, is to promote open dialogues among all stakeholders on more sustainable food systems as well as a resilient food supply chain. Specifically, Roza Thun is focusing on how to tackle food packaging and food waste challenges.

In 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017 she has been voted “The MEP of the Year” in the category of Internal Market and Consumers Affairs and in 2014 in the category of Internet Policy during the MEP Awards Gala of “The Parliament Magazine”.

To follow Róża’s contributions, join us for her speech on Europe looking East – introductory remarks on migration and inclusion at 09:30am (CET).