Secretary General of the European Democratic Party
Sandro Gozi, was elected Member of the European Parliament for France in 2019 and is a member of the Renew Europe Group. He is a member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. He is also President of the Union of European Federalists (UEF), Secretary General of the European Democratic Party (EDP), and President of the EU-India Association. He has been a visiting professor at the Dusan Sidjanski Competence Centre in European Studies at the University of Geneva since 2018, and has taught at several universities in Europe and the United States. He is a former Italian Secretary of State for European Affairs (2014-2018) and was subsequently appointed as an advisor to Edouard Philippe, the former French Prime Minister to President Emmanuel Macron, in 2019.
Prior to this, between 2000 and 2004, Mr Gozi worked in the cabinet of the President of the European
Commission, Romano Prodi. In 2006, he was appointed European Affairs Adviser to the President of
the Italian Council of Ministers and, between 2008 and 2013, he was Group Leader of the Democratic
Party in the Parliamentary Committee on European Union Policies and was responsible for EU policies for the Democratic Party. In August 2013, he was elected Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and, from January to July 2014, he was Vice-Chairman of the Socialist Group in the Assembly of the Council of Europe.
He has published several books, including ‘Génération Erasmus: ils sont déjà au pouvoir’ (2016);
‘L'urgence européenne’ (with Marielle de Sarnez, 2014); ‘Non! ce n'est pas la faute à Bruxelles’ (2007); and in September 2020 he published a book entitled ‘La cible’, on the challenges of his transnational political career. He holds a doctorate in public law from the University of Bologna with a thesis on comitology (1996), and a postgraduate degree in international relations from the ‘Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris’ (1995), as well as a Master's degree in international relations from the ‘Université Libre de Bruxelles (1998)’.