I am a Socialist MEP and Professor at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Valencia. Professionally, I have dedicated myself to research applied to the development of European public policies, especially in the social and health area.
In my work in the European Parliament, I will use my experience in public policies to promote a Social Europe that protects people, and develop measures that improve the quality of life and society in general.
Activity in the Parliament
Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and Substitute of the of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA).
Member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (African Caribbean-European Union) and Substitute of the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia (DASE) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
The Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament is an informal grouping of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all nationalities and most political groups who are interested in promoting the disability policy in their work at the European Parliament as well as at the national level.
It is a cross-party, cross-national group of committed MEPs, who will work together with child-focused organisations to keep children’s rights on top of the EU agenda. The aim of the Intergroup is to promote children’s rights and ensure that the best interest of the child is taken into account in EU internal and external action.
The MEP Alliance for Mental Health established in 2009 as the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Brain Disorders) aims to bring together MEPs and relevant stakeholders advocate the development of sound EU policies which contribute to the prevention of mental ill health and ensure appropriate and high quality services and person-centred care, empowering those affected.
INTERGROUP TRADE UNIONS
This Intergroup, made up of MEPs from all Member States, and trade unions, aims at facilitating the debate between Members of the European Parliament and workers’ representatives throughout Europe, in order to promote a social Europe based on justice, the protection of workers’ right and the welfare of citizens.
ACTIVITIES IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
QUESTIONS TO THE COMMISSION
Opinion on new avenues for legal labour migration
Termination of the Commission’s catering tender on the grounds of ‘force majeure’
EU mental health strategy
Report on access to decent and affordable housing for all
Task Force on Equality
Opinion on the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2021
Systematic and coordinated push-backs by the Greek authorities
Comprehensive strategy on mental health
Impact of COVID-19 on the automotive industry and its transformation
Assistance mechanism for self-employed workers
Intervention at the plenary session as rapporteur for the European Semester 2023, 14 March 2023, part II
Intervention at the plenary session as rapporteur for the European Semester 2023, 14 March 2023, part I
Intervention at the plenary session as S&D rapporteur for the resolution on an adequate minimum income, 14 March 2023
Presentation of the European Semester 2023 as S&D group rapporteur in the Employment Committee, 24 January 2023
Intervention at the plenary session on the cost-of-living crisis, December 14, 2022
Amendments for European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2020
Amendments to the implementation of the European Disability Strategy
Contribution to European Green DEal’s Resolution
Amendment for the opinion of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs for the Committee on Budgets on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2020
Contribution to Thomas Cook’s Resolution
My scientific productivity has been recognised by the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity with 4 periods of positively evaluated research activity (sexenios).