Active Citizenship Network is glad to announce that the Italian MEP Fabio Massimo Castaldo has officially joined the other institutional supporters of the Interest Group on Patients’ Rights and Cross-Border Healthcare - promoted by Active Citizenship Network in 2015 and currently at its second turn (2019-2024) with its essential role in putting the patients’ perspective at the centre within the EU health policy agenda - and the Inter-institutional Group “SDGs for well-being and consumers’ protection”, launched in February 2021. Fabio Massimo Castaldo was first elected to the European Parliament in 2014, where he was subsequently appointed Vice-President in 2017, as the youngest Vice-President in the history of the European Parliament.
During the current term, he was reconfirmed as Vice-President, becoming the first-ever Vice-President from the Non-Attached Members of the European Parliament, and he held the position until January 2022. Prior to being elected in the European Parliament, he served as a Parliamentary assistant at the Italian Senate (2013-2014). In the European Parliament, he is a member of Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union, including the EU-Morocco, EU-Tunisia and EU-Algeria Joint Parliamentary Committees, as well as the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. MEP Castaldo holds a double degree in Italian and French law, and a master’s degree in law, from Tor Vergata University of Rome. He also holds a master’s degree in international and European law from Paris-Est University.