Catherine Trautmann in January 2014 .
Catherine Trautmann (born on 15 January 1951 in Strasbourg) is a former Minister of Culture of France and now Member of the European Parliament for the East of France.
She studied in Strasbourg, obtaining a Masters degree in protestant theology at the protestant theology faculty of the
University of Strasbourg. She is also a specialist on Coptic language and literature.
She was elected as mayor of
Strasbourg in 1989, re-elected in 1995, then defeated in 2001.
She is a member of the
Socialist Party, part of the Party of European Socialists and sits on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
She is a substitute for the
Committee on Culture and Education and also a member of the Delegation for relations with Canada.
Master's degree in
Protestant theology (1975) Member of the Socialist Party national council (1977)
Member of the Socialist Party national bureau (2000)
Member of the national bureau of the National Federation of Socialist and Republican Elected Representatives
Member of Strasbourg
Municipal Council (1983)
Mayor of Strasbourg and Chairwoman of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council (1989–1997 and 2000–2001) Member of Strasbourg
City Council and Member of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council (since 2001) Member of the National Assembly (1986–1988)
State Secretary for the Elderly and Disabled (1988)
Minister for Culture and Communications (1997–2000) Member of the
European Parliament (1989–1997)
Council of Europe (1987–1988) Chairwoman of the Interdepartmental Task Force on
Drug addiction (1988–1990) Commissioner-General for the
Expo International 2004 (2000–2002) (cancelled in 2003 )