Meet our RGC 2024 speakers
Elena Kountoura
Member of the European Parliament

Elena Kountoura is Member of the European Parliament for Greece. She is appointed coordinator of the Left Group at the Transport and Tourism Committee, TRAN, and member of the Committees on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality- FEMM & Industry Research & Energy – ITRE.

She is also member of the Delegations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean Substitute – DMED, for relations with the Mashreq countries – DMAS and for relations with the Korean Peninsula -DKOR.

Previously, she had served as Minister of Tourism of Greece (2015 – 2019), and was recipient of several prestigious awards, including “Tourism Minister of the Year 2019” in ITB Berlin, and “Global Champion 2019” for Destination Stewardship, by the World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC.

During her long-standing political career (2004 -2019) she was elected six times as Member of the Greek Parliament in the First District of Athens.  She had also been appointed Secretary to the Standing Committee on Monitoring the Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, and Member of the Greek Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe, PACE.

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