Dr. Klaus Hänsch (born 1938 in Sprottau) is a German politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 2009, and a member of the Party of European Socialists group, of which he was Vice-Chairman from 1989 to 1994 and from 1997 to 2009. Klaus Hänsch was Presidium-Member of the Convention drafting a European Constitution (2002-2003) and Parliament’s representative in the Intergovernmental Conference on the Constitutional Treaty for the European Union (2003-2004). He was Member for Germany (SPD) from 1979 to 2009 and President of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1997. Klaus Hänsch is currently President of the Former Members Association.


Carlo Corazza is the director of the European Parliament Office in Italy. He began his career in the European institutions in 1994, holding various positions of responsibility in the directorate dealing with enterprise and industry in the European Commission, for which he was also spokesman. He worked in the cabinet of European Commissioner Emma Bonino and served as spokesperson for EC Vice-President and then EP President Antonio Tajani, of whose cabinet he was deputy head.

Monica BALDI

Monica Baldi, architect and urban planner, is Grand Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic. Deputy and Secretary of the Commission for Foreign and Community Affairs at the Chamber of Deputies from 2001 to 2006. MEP and Deputy President of the Committee for Culture, Youth, Education, Media and Sport from 1994 to 1999. She is Vice President of the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA) and of ARS PACE.

Baldi was Vice President of the Red Cross of Pistoia and President of the associations: Pinocchio di Carlo Lorenzini, Pinocchioworld, Laurus and Professional Cycling Groups League. She is a speaker and promoter of conferences on: international politics, cooperation and development, culture, urban planning, environment. She has always been committed to the defence of Human Rights and in particular for the Rights of Women.


Andrea Manzella (born on 8 December 1933, Palermo, Italy) is an Italian politician and the President of the Centre for Parliamentary Studies-CESP at LUISS. He served as a Member of the European Parliament and was a member of the Convention that drafted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the Union.

Andrea Manzella earned his law degree from the University of Naples in 1956. His academic career began in 1969 as a law teacher at the University Institute of Trento. He also held professorships at the University of Genoa, the University of Padua, and the Free University for Social Studies (LUISS Guido Carli) of Rome. In 1995, he became the Director of the Study Center on Parliament at the Faculty of Political Sciences at LUISS Guido Carli.

In 1994, Manzella was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for Italy, serving until 1999. During his tenure, he was a member of the Group of the Party of European Socialists, Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America and Mexico, and a member of several committees, including the Committee on Institutional Affairs, the Committee on the Rules of Procedure, the Verification of Credentials and Immunities, and the Delegation to the EU-Romania Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Following his time in the European Parliament, Manzella served as a Senator of the Italian Republic from 1999 to 2008.


Michael Hindley (born on 11 April 1947, Blackburn, United Kingdom) was a Member of the European Parliament between 1984 – 1999. He was the Vice-President of the External Economic Affairs Committee with Parliamentary responsibilities for scrutiny of the entire range of EU external bilateral and multilateral relations 1989-1999.He was an expert for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) 2008-2020.
He was a former Associate Professor at Georgetown University of the MBA Programme ‘Government Business Relations in the age of globalization’ and a former lecturer of ‘European Studies’ at Lancaster University, London School of Economics (LSE), University of California (Berkeley) and Taras Shevchenko University (Kiev). Election observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (EESC). He has also been a Guest lecturer for “EP to Campus” programme in Germany, India, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Russia and Malta.