Romeo Franz joined the European Parliament as a member in 2018 and was re-elected in 2019, being the first Sinto from Germany elected in the European Parliament. Mr. Franz is the first vice chair of the Culture and Education Committee, substitute member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Since 2014, he has been Managing Director of the Hildegard Lagrenne Foundation and has been involved in civil rights work for more than 20 years. He is the first Romani MEP who developed a resolution asking for an EU Law for the Equality Inclusion and Participation of Romani People and Combating antigypsyism. The resolution was passed by the European Parliament on 17th September 2020 with a majority of 545 votes.