Member of the European Parliament
Working as publicist initially within companies, Laurence Farreng (MoDem) became director of communications for her city, Pau, from 2015 to 2019 after having been deputy mayor. She has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2019, elected on the Renaissance list (presidential majority), and remains committed to her city. She was elected Regional Councillor for New Aquitaine in 2021. Laurence Farreng is a full member and coordinator of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT). She is a member of the Delegation for relations with India as well as a substitute member of the Regional Development Committee (REGI) and of the Delegations for relations with the Korean Peninsula and to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly. She is also a member of the Conference on the Future of Europe. In the European Parliament, Laurence Farreng fights for the emergence of a strong European cultural sector through the support of the artists and the recognition of their importance for the European Union. She works on the democratisation and adaptation to environmental challenges of the European Union's flagship programmes in the field of education and culture: Erasmus +, the mobility programme for students and apprentices, the European Solidarity Corps for volunteering and Creative Europe, which supports and finances creation and production in Europe.