My name is Barbara Matera and I’m 32 years old. I have been active with the party Forza Italia since 2001. I was elected in 2009 in the constituency of southern Italy with 130.233 votes, the most voted in Italy after President Berlusconi.
Since Election Day I have attended 94% of plenary sessions. As a Vice-Chair of the Commission for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, I fight for the respect of the rights of women and the most vulnerable social groups within Europe and in the world. I am also a member of the Budget Committee, Member of the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, and a substitute member of the Committee on Fisheries.