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Dr. Mercedes BRESSO Member, European Parliament; Vice President, S&D Group, Brussels


since 1973 University lecturer in economic institutions, most recently at Turin Polytechnic University, specialising in environmental economics
1985-1995 Member of Piedmont Regional Council
1995-2004 President, Province of Turin
1998-2004 Member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels
2000-2004 President, World Federation of United Cities (FMCU), Paris
President, Franco-Italian Alps Conference Association (CAFI), Turin
President of the Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas (METREX), London
2004 Founding President, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Barcelona
2004-2005 Member, European Parliament, Brussels
2005-2008 President, European Union of Federalists (EUF), Den Haag
2005-2010 President, Piedmont Region, Turin
since 2005 Member, Committee of the Regions, Brussels
since 2006 President, Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (IACMER)
2006 Co-founder, Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion
2006-2010 President, PES Group at the Committee of the Regions
2007-2009 President, Mediterranean Commission of the UCLG
2009 President, Conference of Presidents of Regions with Legislative Powers (REGLEG)
since 2009 President, Association of Elected Representatives from Mountainous Areas(AEM)
Representative, Mediterranean Commission of the UCLG at the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM)