Viola von Cramon-Taubadel

This is what I am committed to

Let's build a new Europe

As a member of the Greens / EFA, I have been a member of the European Parliament since 2019. I am a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and a deputy chairperson of the delegation to the EU-Ukraine Association Parliamentary Committee. I am also part of the delegation in the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly and a deputy in the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT), the Committee on Industry, Technology, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the delegation in the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. As an agricultural economist, I joined the party in 2001: “When Renate Künast became the first Green Federal Minister for Consumer Protection, I wanted to support the turnaround in agricultural policy.” In 1989 I graduated from high school in Bielefeld and then studied agricultural sciences at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn. As a student, I founded the Apollo e.V. association in 1991 – the working group for projects in ecology, agriculture and regional development in Eastern Europe. Farmers, lawyers and natural scientists worked together in the association, who saw a great opportunity after the fall of the Berlin Wall to support the development of ecological agriculture in Eastern Europe. During my studies I did language and study stays in England, Russia and Estonia from 1992 and was an assistant in the economic policy advisory project of the federal government for the still “young” government of Ukraine in Kiev. The first political path led me to the municipal councils and local citizens’ groups. Later I was the spokesperson for the GREEN state working group for consumer protection, food and agriculture and in the same position in the state working group for Europe and international politics.

In 2008 I won one of the Koer transatlantic ideas prizes ber foundation in Hamburg. In the same year I was nominated as a Bundestag candidate on the Lower Saxony state list and as a direct candidate in the Goslar-Northeim-Osterode constituency. From 2009-2013 I was a member of the 17th Bundestag. There I was spokesperson for EU external relations and sports policy spokesperson. I also sat as a full member of the Sports Committee, the Committee on European Union Affairs and held the office of Secretary. Because of my focus on foreign policy, I was also a full member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, an alternate member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly. I was also a deputy member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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born in
Halle / Westfalen

married, 4 children

1989 - 1997

1989 Abitur in Bielefeld
1989-1997 study of agricultural sciences, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Bonn
1992 Wye College (England)

1993 - 2003
International Projects

in Russia, Belarus,
Ukraine, Estonia, Poland, China

since 2001
Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen

Local association of the Green Party in Radolfshausen

2001 - 2006
Joint council

Group chairmanship

2002 - 2005
District Board of the Green Party Göttingen
2003 - 2006
Göttingen District Assembly
2006 - 2007
Stay in the USA

Cornell University, NY

2009 - 2013
Member of the German Bundestag

Spokeswoman for EU external relations and sports policy

until 2010
of the Green working groups (LAG) Lower Saxony

Europe and International Politics;
as well as for consumer protection, nutrition and agriculture

2016 - 2019
of the Green working groups (LAG) Lower Saxony for Sports
District Association Green Party of Göttingen
Member of the European Parliament Greens/EFA

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