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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 2000-2004 President, Franco-Italian Alps Conference Association (CAFI), Turin 2000-2004 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) since 2009 Representative, Mediterranean Commission of the UCLG at the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM)