Trautmann - Catherine
Catherine Trautmann is a member of the Parti Socialiste in France and a member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (1989-1997 and since 2004) where she serves as Head of the French Socialist delegation (since 2009).
She holds a Master's degree in Protestant theology with a specialisation in the history of religion. Knight of the Legion of Honour. Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters. Honorary doctorate, University of Leicester.
She is member of the national council of the Socialist Party and member of the PSE since 2008 and in the past she has also been member of Strasbourg Municipal Council; Mayor of Strasbourg and chair of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council; Vice chair of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council; Member of the National Assembly for Bas-Rhin; State Secretary for the elderly and disabled; Chair of the interdepartmental task force on drug addiction and Minister for Culture and Communications.