Mr. Jan Marinus Wiersma

Mr. Jan Marinus Wiersma
The Netherlands
European Parliament
Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, PvdA) / Socialist Group in the European Parliament
Other current affiliations: 

Senior Visiting Fellow at The Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael,

Senior political adviser for the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy,

Research Fellow at the Wiarda Beckman Foundation,

President of SPOLU International (Roma),

Member of the Board of the Istanbul International Centre,

Treasurer of the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity.


Mr. Wiersma is a Dutch politician and was a Member of the European Parliament. As a member of the Labour Party, he was vice-chair of the Party of European Socialists Group, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was also a member of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, a substitute for the Committee on International Trade, a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of south-East Europe, and a member of the delegation to the EU–Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.