to Content
Header Image

Christa PRETS Member, European Parliament, European Social Democratic Party, Brussels


1987-1990 Member of the local council, Pöttsching
1990-1991 Deputy mayor
1991-1994 First directly elected mayor in Burgenland
1994-1999 Member of the government of Burgenland, responsible for culture, science, women affairs, social politics and sport
since 1999 Member of the European Parliament, in the committees on
 - Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport (full member)
 - Women's Rights and Equal Opportunities (full member)
 - Regional development (substitute)
Vicepresident in the Delegation for relations with Iran
  Substitute member of the delegations for relations with the Mashreq countries
since 2002 Speaker on cultural affairs for the PSE group


Initiator of the annual art workshop "Ziel 1=Kunst=Ziel 1" (Objective 1=Art=Objective 1) in Oslip, Burgenland, and the children's project "Burg Forchtenstein fantastisch - Kultur zum Begreifen" (Fantastic Castle Forchtenstein - Understanding Art)
ASKÖ (Working Group on Sports and Physical Education in Austria), Member of the Bureau
Burgenland Sports Association for Physically Handicapped Persons, Chairperson
"Naturfreunde" Pötsching, Assistant chairperson