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  • Mr Stelios Kympouropoulos
    MEP and EIF Member


Stelios Kympouropoulos is a Greek psychiatrist and politician of the New Democracy party who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since the 2019 elections.

In 2013, he pioneered the organization of the first Greek delegation to the pan-European event "Freedom Drive", which became the springboard for the creation of the first Independent Living Organization of Greece, "I-Living!", Which is an urban non-profit company run exclusively by individuals with a disability. On February 20, 2019, his candidacy as MEP was announced with the ballot of New Democracy, responding to an invitation-request of the president of ND, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The rights of disabled citizens were the subject of controversy between SYRIZA and ND, especially with the then Deputy Minister of Health, Pavlos Polakis. The reason for the minister's move was a post on the social networks of Kymbouropoulos, in the capacity of ND candidate in the 2019 European elections.

In the European elections he was elected MEP, while he holds the national record of crosses of preference in European elections, ie 577,114 crosses. He joined the team of the European People's Party (EPP Group). He is a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, of the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries and of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean. In 2022, he joined the Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, he is an alternate member of the Committee on Regional Development and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. He is also a member of the Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament.