Bodil Valero

Category: Parallel session


Bodil Valero has been politically active in the Swedish Green Party since 1994.

During 2006–2014, she served as Member of Parliament for the Swedish Green Party, responsible for migration and foreign affairs, and later global justice issues such as climate, peace, aid, trade, arms exports and more. She has served as an Member of the European Parliament since 2014 where she is a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the Committee on Petitions (PETI), the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), as well as substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). As the Green group’s coordinator for Security and Defence issues she is working to find decent solutions to migration policy for refugees as well as economic reducing the risks of conflict, fighting effectively against poverty, for fair trade and climate justice. One topic she is passionate about is European arms exports. In Sweden she has pushed for tougher regulations to prohibit Sweden from continuing to sell weapons to non-democracies and countries that violate human rights and in the EP, she continues this work. She wants Europe to have stronger regulations so that weapons do not fall into the wrong hands and countries. 


Other speakers in this session

Michelle Sheather

She is the International Development Coordinator for the Australian Greens.

Terry Reintke

Terry Reintke is a Member of the European Parliament, elected 2014 at the age of 27 which makes her the youngest female MEP.

Linnéa Engström

Linnéa Engström is a Green MEP from Sweden. She is a first vice chair of the fisheries committee, substitute member in committees ENVI and FEMM. Political scientist with a great interest in Russia, development, gender and security policy.

Anita Nautiyal

Anita Nautiyal, science graduate, educationist, Co Founder of Ananda Vatika Green GurukulamAVGG since August 2016, has established a Green School – Ananda Vatika Green Gurukulam – at Madan Negi in Tehri Garhwal of Uttarakhand.

Veronica Juzgado

Sociologist. She is one of the conveners of the Global Greens Women's Network and the former Global Greens Coordinator. Passionate about the idea of the consolidation of a worldwide green movement.

Michiel van de Kasteelen

Studied International Law, International Organisations and International Relations at Leyden University.

Andrew Kroglund

Andrew Kroglund is international secretary of the Norwegian Green Party. He has worked as a director or senior adviser in several Norwegian NGOs, and has been the Vice President of the International Rainforest Foundation. He is currently an author and consultant.

Efi Xanthou
  • Efi Xanthou, 2nd Vice President, Cyprus Green Party.
  • Political Scientist, MBA (Master in Business Administration) graduate.
  • Cyprus Green Party delegate to various EGP Congress and Council meetings since 2001.
Ciarán Cuffe

Ciarán is a Green Party councillor in Dublin’s North Inner City, and chairs Dublin City Council's Transport Committee. He has served as a member of parliament, and as Minister of State with responsibility for climate change, planning and sustainable transport and travel.

Jeremy Burke

Jeremy Burke is a world leader in green investment and green financing institutions. He is an Australian Greens member, living in London.

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