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EDP MEPs tell us why they chose to fight for Europe

"Languages, cultures, regional differences and local initiatives must be cherished because they are Europe’s strongest asset."

Member of the EDP

François Decoster

François Decoster

Vice-President of the Hauts-de-France region in charge of culture, heritage, regional languages and international relations
since 2021

Vice-President of the Hauts-de-France region in charge of culture
2016-2019
President of the Renew Group at the Committee of the Regions
since 2020
President of the Lille National Orchestra
since 2020
Maire de Saint-Omer
depuis 2014
Member of the Committee of the Regions
since 2012

President of the French delegation
2017 - 2020

First Vice-President of the CIVEX Commission
2017 - 2020

Chairman of the CIVEX Committee (Citizenship, Constitutional Affairs, Foreign Affairs)
2015 - 2017
Regional Councillor for Hauts-de-France and previously for Nord-Pas-de-Calais
since 2010
Local councillor of Saint-Omer
2008-2014
1997-2001
Deputy Mayor of Saint-Omer, in charge of Finance and Economic Development
2001-2008