Dubravka ŠUICA : Curriculum vitae 

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Curriculum vitae (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)  
Updated: 20/06/2016 

Education (qualifications and diplomas) 

  • 1981-... : University qualifications – teacher of English and German language and literature

Professional career 

  • 1998-2000 : Professor of German, American College of Management and Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1996-2000 : Head teacher, Gimnazija Dubrovnik Secondary School, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1994-2000 : Lecturer in English, Dubrovnik Polytechnic, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1992-1994 : Assistant, Maritime Faculty, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1990-1992 : English and German language teacher, Luka Sorkočević Art School, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1988-1990 : English and German language teacher, Dubrovnik Centre for Vocational Education and Training, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1981-1988 : English and German language teacher, ‘Lapad’ Primary School, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Political career 

Offices held in a political party or national trade union  
  • 2012-... : Chair of the HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) Committee on Foreign Affairs and European Integration
  • 2012-... : Vice-President of the HDZ
  • 1998 : Member of the HDZ Central Committee
  • 1998 : Member of the Bureau, HDZ Dubrovnik-Neretva County Committee
  • 1998-... : Chair of the HDZ Dubrovnik City Committee
  • 1990-... : Member of the HDZ
Offices held in local government bodies  
  • 2009-2013 : President of the HDZ and HSS Councillors’ Club, Dubrovnik City Council
  • 2001-2009 : Mayor of Dubrovnik
  • 2009-... : Councillor, Dubrovnik City Council
  • 1997-1998 : Councillor, Dubrovnik City Council
  • 1991-1993 : Member of the Dubrovnik Municipal Executive, responsible for education
Offices held in a regional assembly  
  • 2006-2009 : Councillor, Dubrovnik-Neretva County Assembly
  • 1998-2001 : Councillor, Dubrovnik-Neretva County Assembly
Offices held in regional government bodies  
  • 2005-2009 : Member of the Board, Union of the Association of Towns and the Association of Municipalities of the Republic of Croatia
Offices held in a national parliament  
  • 2000-2011 : Member of the Croatian Parliament, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008-2011 : Vice-Chair of the Croatian Parliament European Integration Committee
  • 2008-2011 : Member of the Croatian Parliament Tourism Committee
  • 2008-2011 : Member of the Croatian Parliament Interparliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 2008-2011 : Member of the Executive Board of the Croatian National Parliament Group in the Interparliamentary Union
  • 2004-2007 : Member of the Croatian Parliament (membership suspended)
  • 2000-2004 : Chair of the Croatian Parliament Committee on the Family, Youth, and Sport
  • 2000-2004 : Member of the Croatian Parliament Interparliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 2000-2004 : Member of the Croatian Parliament Committee on Local and Regional Self-Government
Offices held in the EU institutions  
  • 2013-... : Member of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2012-... : Vice-President of EPP Women
  • 2004-2014 : Vice-President of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (first term: 2004-2006; second term: 2006-2008; third term: 2008-2010; fourth term: 2010-2012; fifth term: 2012-2014)
  • 2004-2014 : Chair of the Croatian delegation to the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
Offices held in other European organisations  
  • 2004-... : Chair of the Croatian delegation to the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
  • 2004-2009 : Member of the governing board, European Association of Historic Towns and Regions Vice-President of the Council of Europe Congress of Regional and Local Authorities
Offices held in other international organisations  
  • 2008-2011 : Head of the Croatian Parliament delegation to the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly
  • 2000-2004 : Substitute member of the Croatian Parliament delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Honours 

  • World Mayor 2009 – ‘Linus Pauling’ Gold Charter with Gold Pin
  • 2006 World Mayor top 10 (World Mayor Award – City Mayors)
  • Knight of the European Knighthood of the Vine, Croatian Knights’ Consulate – European Knighthood of the Vine
  • Mayor of the Year 2005. ‘Tourist Flower’ – Quality for Croatia award

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