European Jewish Association

MEP David Lega

Mr. David Lega is a Member of the European Parliament since 2019, and is part of the European People’s Party.
He is a Member of the Committee for Foreign Affairs and the Sub-committee for Human Rights. He is also a Member of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. 

In his political engagement, Mr. Lega aims to be a voice for people having most trouble being heard. He has therefore worked on multiple initiatives on children’s rights, both in his previous role as board member of UNICEF and in his current role as Co-chair in the intergroup for Children’s Rights. 

Previously, Mr. Lega worked as deputy mayor of the city of Gothenburg and was elected second vice chairman of the Christian Democratic Party in Sweden in 2012. He is also a member of the board for Jewish Homes for the Elderly. Before his political career, he was a very successful Paralympic swimmer and beat 14 world records during his swimming career.