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Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship

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Name

Viviane Reding

Nationality

Luxembourger

Personal details

Born on 27 April 1951 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Divorced, three children

Education

Doctor of human sciences, Sorbonne, Paris

Professional career

  • 1978-1999: Journalist, Luxemburger Wort
  • 1986-1998: President, Luxembourg Union of Journalists

Political career

1979-1989

Member of Luxembourg Parliament
  • President of the Social Committee
  • Member of the Office of the Chamber of Deputies
  • Member of the Assembly of Benelux Parliaments
  • Member of the North Atlantic Assembly (leader of Christian Democrat/Conservative group)
1981-1999

City councillor, city of Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)
  • President of the Cultural Affairs Committee (1992-1999)
1988-1993

National President of Christian-Social Women (Luxembourg)
1995-1999

Vice-President of the Christian-Social Party/Parti Chrétien-Social (Luxembourg)
1989-1999

Member of the European Parliament
  • President of the Petitions Committee (1989-1992)
  • Vice-President of the Committee on Social Affairs, Employment and the Working environment (1992-1994)
  • Vice-President of the Committee for Civil Liberties and Home Affairs (1997-1999)
  • Head of Luxembourg delegation to EPP
  • Member of EPP group office
1999-2004

Member of the European Commission, responsible for Education, Culture, Youth, Media and Sports
2004-2010

Member of the European Commission, responsible for Information Society and Media
Since February 2010

Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship

Prizes and distinctions

  • 1992: Kreuz Saint Georges der Generalitat von Katalanien
  • 2001: Der "Mérite européen" in Gold
  • 2002: Prix international de la Fondation Marisa Belllisariow
  • 2002: Comenius Universtiy of Brastislava Memorial Medal
  • 2004: Doktor Honoris Causa der Universität Fu Jen Taiwan
  • 2004: Personalidad Europea del Año Festival Internacional de Cine de Donostia-San Sebastián
  • 2004: Doktor Honoris Causa der Universität Genua
  • 2004: Robert Schuman Medaille
  • 2004: Doktor Honoris Causa der Universität Turin
  • 2004: Prinz Von Asturien Preis für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • 2005: Auszeichnung mit dem polnischen Ehrentitel "Gloria Artis"
  • 2005: Verleihung des französischen Abzeichens "Officier dans l'ordre national de la Légion d'honneur"
  • 2005: Association of European journalists (greek section) honoured Ms Reding for her contribution to the European integration and the promotion of journalism, Athens
  • 2007: Kommissarin des Jahres, Auszeichnung der "European Voice"
  • 2007: World Communication Awards – Most influential person
  • 2007: Deutscher Mittelstandspreis
  • 2008: ADAC-Preis "Gelber Engel"
  • 2008: 112 Award for policial initiative
  • 2008: Optical Society of America (OSA) Advocates of Optics
  • 2009: Doktor Honoris Causa der US-Universität "Sacred Heart" Luxemburg
  • 2010: BeNeLux-Europa Award
  • 2011: Federació d'Associacions Gitanes de Catalunya (FAGIC) Prix "Concordia"
  • 2012: Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012
  • 2012: Chip Award 2012 (personnalité IT de l'année)
  • 2012: Doktor Honoris Causa der Universität Glasgow
  • 2012 : The Daily Beast released their first-ever Digital Power Index
  • 2013: Premios Internacionales MADRID WOMAN´S WEEK
  • 2014: Prix Aenne Burda en reconnaissance de son courage politique

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