Sophie in’t Veld
Member of European Parliament, Brussels from Netherlands
Sophie” in ‘t Veld is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands. She is a member of the Democrats 66, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
In ’t Veld has been a Member of the European Parliament since 20 July 2004, for Democrats 66 as part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe parliamentary group. Her election in 2004 made her the sole D66 MEP until 2009.
Between 2004 and 2009, in ’t Veld served on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. From 2009 to 2014, she was a member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs; between 2009 and 2014, she served as the committee’s deputy chairwoman.
In addition, in ’t Veld founded and currently chairs the European Parliament Platform for Secularism in Politics. She is also Chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Development since 2009 and Vice-President of the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.
In 2017, in ‘t Veld and Guy Verhofstadt unsuccessfully tried to recruit the Five Star Movement (M5S), an Italian populist party, into ALDE.
In ‘t Veld is an Honorary Associate of the UK National Secular Society, which in 2011 awarded her the Secularist of the Year prize.