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MEP Paolo DE CASTRO

Italy
Start of mandate:
02.07.2019
Last name:
DE CASTRO
First name:
Paolo
Born:
02.02.1958, S. Pietro Vernotico
Group:
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Party:
Partito Democratico
Committees:
Delegations:
Date Name of document MEP's vote Policy area MEP's vote
Date Name of document MEP's vote Loyal / Rebel to political group Policy area MEP's vote

Parliamentary activities

Participation in roll-call votes:
90.20%
 
 
1740 out of 1929 votes
Ranking: 597th
Loyalty to political group:
94.14%
1638 out of 1740 votes
Ranking: 386th
Loyalty to national party:
97.18%
1690 out of 1739 votes
Ranking: 651st

Curriculum vitae

  • Education

  • 1992-... - Full Professor of Agricultural Economics, School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna (IT)
  • 1987-1992 - Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Politics, University of Sassari (IT)
  • 1986-1987 - Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, Washington State University, Pullman (US)
  • Professional career

  • 21/12/2012 - Doctor Honoris Causa in Nutritional Sciences and Technologies, University of Basilicata (IT)
  • 06/05/2011 - Doctor Honoris Causa in Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • 12/1980 - Master’s Degree in Agriculture and Food Sciences, School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna (IT)
  • Political career

  • Offices held in a political party or national trade union
  • 2009-... - Member of the National Assembly of the Democratic Party (PD)
  • 2009-2014 - Member of the National Board of the Democratic Party (PD)
  • Offices held in a national parliament
  • 04/2008-07/2009 - Vice-Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Italian Senate (XVI Legislature)
  • 2006-2008 - Member of Parliament, Italian Chamber of Deputies (XV Legislature)
  • Offices held in a national government
  • 2006-2008 - Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Policy in the government led by Romano Prodi
  • 1998-2000 - Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Policy in both governments led by Massimo D’Alema
  • Offices held in the EU institutions
  • 2017 - First Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 2014-2017 - S&D Group Coordinator in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 2011-... - Member of EP Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 2009-2014 - Chair of EP Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 2009-2011 - Member of EP Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council
  • 2009-... - Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
  • 2000-2002 - Special Advisor to EU Commission President Romano Prodi
  • Offices held in other European organisations
  • 2000-2005 - Scientific coordinator of CIHEAM – International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, Paris
  • Other activities

  • 2001-2004 - Chair of Nomisma – Institute of Economic Studies, Bologna
  • Honours

  • - December 2013: Titulo de Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Agrario, Pesquero y Alimentario
  • - June 2013: MEP Award – MEP of the Year for Agriculture and Rural Affairs
  • - November 2000: Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana