Sophie in ‘t Veld (1963, the Netherlands) has been a member of the European Parliament for D66 (Democrats 66) since 2004. Since 2014, she has also been the vice president of the liberal ALDE group within the European Parliament.
Sophie was originally educated as a historian and has been working in Brussels since 1994, first as an employee of an MEP and, then, from 1996, as a secretary of the European Liberal Democratic group to the Committee of the Regions.
As a member of the European Parliament, Sophie has been advocating gay and women’s rights for years and she very actively opposes the erosion of privacy and individual liberties. She has recently published a book entitled A European ID, which is a political pamphlet on the future of the European community of values in turbulent times.
Information valid as of spring 2018.