Curriculum Vitæ of Evelyne Gebhardt

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Evelyne Gebhardt has been a Member of the European Parliament since her first election in 1994. She is the coordinator for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). As member of the IMCO committee she was inter alia rapporteur for the Services Directive and is currently co-rapporteur for the Digital Single Market Act. Furthermore, she is a substitute member of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) as well as a member of the delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. She is also a substitute member of the delegation for relations with Mercosur.

Evelyne Gebhardt joined the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) in 1975. She holds the position of deputy chairwoman of the SPD's national committee of Social Democratic Women (ASF). In 2008, she was appointed a member of the "Commission for the liberation of growth in France" by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. She resigned from this post in 2010 as a reaction to the discrimination of Roma in France. Evelyne Gebhardt was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit ("Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande") in 1999 and was twice elected "European of the year" (2005, 2006).

Born on 19 January 1954 in Paris, she studied linguistics as well as politics and economics at the University Paris VII (Sorbonne Nouvelle) and at the Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart. Since 1975, she is resident in Germany.