Enrico Rossi

President of Tuscany

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About

Enrico Rossi has been the president of Tuscany since 2010.

He was born into a working class family in 1958 and in 1982 graduated with a degree in philosophy.

From 1985 to 1990, he was a member of the City Council of Pontedera (an industrial town with a large Piaggio-Vespa factory), serving as vice mayor and councillor for social policy and urban planning. Later, he became mayor of Pontedera, from 1990 to 1999.

In 2000, Enrico Rossi was elected as a member of the Regional Council of Tuscany and for ten years served as regional minister for health.

After being one of the founders of the Partito Democratico in 2007, Enrico Rossi was elected as president of Tuscany in 2010.

In October 2020, he completed his mandate as President of the region and was elected as municipal councillor of the town of Signa, near Florence.

At European level, he is a socialist member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), following the work of the Commission for Environment (ENVE), Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) and, previously, the Commission for Economic Policy (ECON) and Commission for Natural Resources (NAT). Among other, he contributed to the work of these commissions with four reports on the "A Renovation Wave for Europe - greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives", "European Union programme for social change and innovation", the "Youth Employment Package", and "A Council Recommendation for the integration of the Long-Term unemployed". As of 2019, he is also the Vice-President of the Party of European Socialist Group within the institution.

He was vice-president of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) in charge of cohesion until 2020,  actively contributing to the discussion on the future of cohesion policy, presenting an Open contribution for the post 2020

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