Emilie Turunen (born 1984), Denmark, is member of the European Parliament, elected in 2009. She is a member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament and holds membership of the Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection. In addition, she has previously been a substitute member of the Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs and of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs where she was the Parliament Rapporteur and Spokesperson on the European Parliament “Report on promoting youth access to the labour market, strengthening trainee, internship and apprenticeship status” adopted in 2010. Ms. Turunen holds a bachelor degree (BA) in Social Sciences and Working Life Studies from Roskilde University.
Before joining the European Parliament, she was active in the social and NGO field as Co-ordinator for the Danish Social Forum (2005-2006) and did voluntary work for the Danish NGO Dan Church Aid in Cambodia, working with the LWF and Cambodian Women's Crisis Centre (2004). Between 2000 and 2003 she was a volunteer for the NGO "Operation Dagsværk" (students initiative to raise funds for educational projects in the developing world).
Ms. Turunen has contributed to several books on national and international affairs and has her own blog on the Danish Daily newspaper Politiken. She is member of the Advisory Council of Brussels-based think tank European Policy Centre and a member of the executive board of the Danish think tank Cevea.