Catherine Trautmann

President since 1 January 2017

Catherine Trautmann is a former member of the French National Parliament (1986 to 1988) and Secretary of State for Social Affairs and Employment, responsible for the elderly and disabled in 1988.

She is also a former member of European Parliament (1989 to 1997 and 2004 to 2014). She led the French Socialist Delegation to the Parliament from July 2009 to June 2014.

She was Mayor of Strasbourg from 1989 to 1997 and from 2000 to 2001, a position she left in 1997 to join the Jospin government as Minister of Culture and Communication until 2000, and spokesperson until 1998.

She is currently a member of the City Council of Strasbourg and Vice-President of Strasbourg Eurométropole, in charge of economic development, international attractivity, support for the creative economy, audiovisual and cinema. She is also President of the Port of Strasbourg since 2008.

Since October 2014, Catherine Trautmann is the new European Coordinator for the North Sea-Baltic core network corridor.

In March 2015, she succeeded Jacques Toubon as co-president of the Franco-German Cultural High Council (HCCFA).

Catherine Trautmann holds a masters degree in Protestant theology from the Faculty of Theology in Strasbourg. She is an Officer of the Legion of Honor, Commander of Arts and Letters and Honorary Doctor of the University of Leicester. She also received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Catherine Trautmann has been elected President of the Eurimages Fund for a four-year term of office until 31 December 2020.

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