Marisa Matias

Marisa Matias


Doctorate in sociology from Coimbra University, Portugal, with the thesis 'Is nature sick of us? Health, environment and new forms of citizenship' (2009). Researcher at Coimbra University's Centre for Social Studies, Portugal, since 2004. 

Member of the Bloco de Esquerda national directorate; member of the directorate of the Pro-Urbe Civic Association (Coimbra). National leader of the 'Citizenship and Responsibility sayYes' movement, within the context of the national referendum on the legalisation of abortion in Portugal. 

At the European Parliament


  • Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) - Member
  • Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) - Substitute


  • Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries (DMAS) - Vice-Chair
  • Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council (DPLC) - Substitute
  • Delegation for relations with South Africa (D-ZA) - Substitute


  • Working-Group Water - Vice-President
  • Working-Group Public Services 
  • Working-Group Health 
  • Working-Group LGBT
  • European Working Group on Diabetes - Vice-President

Reports (as rapporteur)

  • Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/83/EC as regards the prevention of the entry into the legal supply chain of medicinal products which are falsified in relation to their identity, history or source (2010)
  • Report on an European initiative on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (2010)
  • Report on the Green Paper: From challenges to opportunites: towards a common strategic framework for EU research and innovation funding (2011)
  • Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): the contribution of EIT to a more innovative Europe (2013)
  • Report on 2011 Annual Report of the European Central Bank (2013) 

Direct link for webpage (European Parliament)