Tonino PICULA : Curriculum vitae 

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Curriculum vitae (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)  
Updated: 13/05/2015 

Education (qualifications and diplomas) 

  • 1986-1986 : University: Social science

Professional career 

  • 1987-1989 : Expert Associate for Literature in Hrvatski Sabor Kulture (Croatian Cultural Association) and Secretary of the Kulturni Radnik (Cultural Worker) magazine (Other)

Political career 

Offices held in a political party or national trade union  
  • 1993-2000 : Secretary for International Relations of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP)
  • 2004-2008 : Chair of the Central Committee of the SDP
  • 2008-2012 : Member of the SDP Presidency
Offices held in local government bodies  
  • 1997-2000 : Councillor in the Zagreb County Assembly
  • 2005-2009 : Mayor of the City of Velika Gorica
Offices held in a national parliament  
  • 2007-2011 : Vice‑Chair of the Committee of Foreign Affairs in the Croatian Parliament
  • 2011-2013 : Head of the Croatian Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean
  • 2004-2012 : Head of the Croatian Parliamentary Delegation to the OSCE
  • 2007-2013 : Member of the Committee for the Constitution, Standing Orders and Political System
  • 2007-2013 : Member of the European Integration Committee
  • 2007-2013 : Member of the War Veterans Committee
Offices held in a national government  
  • 2000-2003 : Minister for Foreign Affairs
Offices held in other international organisations  
  • 2010-2011 : Rapporteur of the Committee on Political Affairs and Security, Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA)
  • 2011-2013 : Vice‑President of the OSCE PA
  • 2010-2013 : Leader and Special Coordinator of election observation missions of the OSCE and other international organisations in Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia and Armenia

Other activities 

  • 2005-2011 : Co-founder and member of the board of directors of the 'Wings of Love' organisation
  • 1994-2000 : Secretary of the Croatian Society for Friendship with Bosnia and Herzegovina