“Ilana CICUREL is a French Member of the European Parliament, where she sits on the Committee for Culture and Education, the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee for Employment and Social Affairs. She is also a Member of the Delegation for relations with Israel.
A former lawyer, she is a Fulbright Scholar from Harvard Law School. After teaching law at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, she worked as a journalist and became director of an international network of schools.
This experience led her to dedicate her parliamentary work to education and vocational training, longlife learning, psychosocial and civic competences, innovation, educational research and teachers training as well as promoting mentoring at the European level. Social justice, equality, access to culture, democratic values, citizen engagement and fight against racism and antisemitism are at the heart of her European commitment.
Member of the Executive board of her political party La République en Marche, she is in charge of issues linked to education, higher education and research. She is the founder of the collective of citizens Je M’Engage pour l’École, which aims to bring together civil society actors to transform educational systems and fight against inequalities.”