Who I am

member of the European Parliament
28 February 1975, Berettyóújfalu, Hungary
Married, father of six children.
– Diploma at József Attila University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Szeged, 2003
– High school degree, Tóth Árpád High School Debrecen, 1993

– Initiator and organizer of Esély Közösség / Chance Community (2022-)
– Special Ambassador / UN World Tourism Organization
– Member of European Parliament / Hungarian S&D delegation (2014-)
– First Vice-Chair of EP’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) – responsible for tourism
– Member of European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
– Initiator of European Health Union („champion” of European Health Union Initiative)
– Vice-president of the Hungarian Socialist Party 2014-2017 / 2004-2008
– Deputy speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly from 2010-2014
– President of the National Tourism Committee 2009-2010
– State secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office 2009-2010
– State secretary of the Ministry of the Local Government and Regional Development, 2006-2008
– Government commissioner, 2002-2006
– Member of Hungarian Parliament from 2002-2014
– Member of the General Presidency of the Hungarian Socialist Party, 2000-2004
– Member of the Board of Trustees of the Hungarian Radio Public Foundation, 2000-2001
– Member of the Hungarian Television Public Foundation Board of Trustees, 1999-2000
– Chairman of Hungarian Children and Youth Council 1999-2004
– Vice-president, then president of the youth organization of the Hungarian Socialist Party, 1995-2004
– Member of the local government of Szeged, 1994-2002
– Member of the Hungarian Socialist Party 1993-2022

– Political scholarship, Washington, 1999, 2003
– Scholar of the European Council, London, 1999

CIVIL FUNCTIONS – Founder and President of the Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged (established with the cooperation of the Shanghai International Studies University)
– Member of the governing body of the Mediterranean Tourism Board in Malta
– Initiator of EU-China Tourism Year 2018
– Initiator of European Capital of Tourism project, aka “European Capital of Smart Tourism”
– Founder and President of Europe-China OBOR Culture & Tourism Development Committee, 2016
– Political mentor of the FreeInterRail-programme (DiscoverEU)
– Ambassador of Circus Art 2018 (awarded by the World Circus Federation)
– Founder of think-thank “European Democrats” – 2016
– Social chairman of Pick Szeged Handball Team since 2005
– Founder of the Szőreg Rose Foundation, 2003

Who I am
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