Priority Project No. 1:
"Railway axis Berlin-Verona/Milano-Bologna-Naples-Messina-Palermo"
Pat Cox was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 28 November 1952.
- 1974 - Graduated at Trinity College Dublin
- 1974 – 1982 - Economist
- 1982 – 1986 - Television broadcaster
- 1989 – 2004 - Member of the European Parliament
- 1992 – 1994 - Member of Dáil Éireann, Irish Parliament
- 1998 – 2002 - President of the ELDR Group in the European Parliament
- 2002 – 2004 - President European Parliament
- 2005 – present President of the European Movement International
He currently occupies a number of business and non-business related posts for the Board of Trustees Friends of Europe, University College Cork, Microsoft, Pfizer and Michelin.
In 2004 he was awarded the International Charlemagne Prize for his achievements with regard to the enlargement of the European Union and for his work in promoting greater EU democratisation.
Mr. Cox holds national honours bestowed by the Presidents of Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Honorary Doctorates Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland, University of Limerick and the American College Dublin.
Since June 2010, Mr. Cox occupies the post of European Coordinator for Priority Project No. 1 – the railway axis Berlin-Verona/Milan-Bologna-Naples-Messina-Palermo.