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Julia Reda

Steering Commitee, Founding Member

Bio

I am the Pirate in the European Parliament, representing a young worldwide movement of people who believe in using technology for the empowerment of all.

I am a member and one of the Vice-Chairs of the Greens/EFA group and a co-founder of the Parliament’s current Digital Agenda intergroup.

I sit on the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) and am a substitute on the Internal Market/Consumer Protection (IMCO) and Petition (PETI) committees, as well as the delegation for relations with the United States and India.

I was born in Bonn in 1986, am member of the local chapter of Frankfurt in the Pirate Party, and have been active in the pirates since 2009. Before that, I was a member of the SPD for six years before I left them amidst the debate on internet blocking. From 2010 to 2012, I was chairwoman of the Young Pirates and have been taking care of the international coordination of the youth organisation ever since. I’m founding chairperson of the Young Pirates of Europe.

I want a free Europe with open borders. For me, this entails the preservation and extension of open communication structures, the relaxation and harmonisation of copyright laws and the opening of european institutions for political participation through transparency. Transparency for me is especially not only the publication of information, but also the processing in a form that invites for participation. To the outside, the EU must not seal itself off, but has to take its commitment to human rights seriously. This is why I will also plead for humane asylum laws.

Committee
IMCO, JURI, PETI

Interests
Copyright, E-commerce