Ramona Nicole Manescu
Member of the European Parliament, Brussels from Romania
Ramona Nicole Mănescu is a Romanian politician and lawyer. She is a Member of the European Parliament (since 2007) from the National Liberal Party (till July 2017), active within the European People’s Party (European Parliament group). As part of this group she is a member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, vice-chair in the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq
countries and a substitute member in the Committee on transport and tourism and in Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula.
Mănescu has been a member of the National Liberal Party (PNL) since 1990 till July 2017. From 1996 to 1997 she was President of the National Liberal Youth Organisation of Bucharest’s District 6 and then joined the Foreign Relations Department of the National Liberal Party (1996–2004). From 2001 to 2002 she has been an International Officer and then was elected Vice President of the National Liberal Youth Organisation (TNL). Mănescu was also a rapporteur of the Committee on Foreign Affairs from the Delegation of National Representatives of the Liberal Party.
From 2002 until 2005 she was part of the Executive Committee of District 6 of the NLP and then, for two years (2002–2004), she has worked as a Parliamentary Expert in the Romanian Parliament, serving as adviser to the Vice-President of the Commission of Defense, Internal Affairs and National Security in the Chamber of Deputies.
In 2003 she became Vice President of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY), a function she held until 2005. She then became increasingly involved in projects that aim to support young people, which lead to her becoming a Vice-President of the National Authority for Youth, with the rank of Under Secretary of State (2005–2007). Mănescu has also been a consultant for the program “Media Awareness – Understanding and Accessing the Media and its Role”, while also coordinating the project “Empowerment of Women in Politics”, Poland (2004). She has been a lecturer for several conferences: “Conflict management – training young people”, “Regional Development Partnership”, “Globalization, 90 years of Romanian Diplomacy” (2003) and coordinator of the project “Human Rights and International Law”, Strasbourg, France (2003)
She is a Member of the European Parliament (2007–present). Between 2007 and 2014 she was part of the ALDE group in the European Parliament, where she also held the position of Vice-President (11 November 2012 – June 2014) of the ALDE Party (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party). As a member of this group she is a coordinator in the Regional Development Committee and a member in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
At the European Parliamentary elections from June 2014, Mănescu renewed her mandate within European Parliament, where she became a member of the European People’s Party (European Parliament group).
In July 2017, Mănescu resigned from the PNL
In 2008, Mănescu was designated MEP of the Year for Culture and Education, a distinction awarded by The Parliament Magazine.