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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

Frédéric Petit

Frédéric Petit

Deputy Secretary General

Frédéric Petit now lives between Krakow and Paris. He spent 11 years as director of a community project for young people in a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Lorraine. Then, an engineer by training, he successively held several management positions in energy companies. He has lived in Cameroon, many Eastern European countries and Egypt. He speaks five languages. In 2017 he was elected deputy to the National Assembly by French citizens living abroad in Germany, Central Europe and the Balkans. He is also a mediator and adviser on France's foreign trade.

Development and peace in the world achieved through Europe and through teaching and education are among his priorities during his term of office.

Deputy Secretary General of EDP
since 2021
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
since 2020

Vice-Chairman of the French Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Member of the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly
since 2019

Member of the Bureau
since 2020

Member of the working group on artificial intelligence and breakthrough innovations
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
since 2017
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie
since 2017
Member of the National Assembly
since 2017
Re-elected in 2022

Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
since 2017

President of the France-Poland Friendship Group
since 2017