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  • Ms Sabine Verheyen
    MEP, EIF Steering Committee Member


Sabine Verheyen has been a Member of the European Parliament for the German Christian Democrats (CDU) since 2009. Since 2019, she Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee, after having served as coordinator for the European People`s Party in this committee for five years. She focuses in particular on education and media policy as well as digital agenda issues. As former mayor of Aachen (1999 to 2009) she focuses additionally on issues that are of relevance to the local authorities.

She has been co-rapporteur for the Audio-Visual Media Services Directive and has been a Member of the European Parliament’s annual delegation to the Internet Governance Forum since 2009. 

Sabine Verheyen studied architecture at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences.