Simona Bonafè ran as head of list of the Italian Democratic Party (PD) for the European Parliament election in May 2014 and was elected, for her first mandate, with the highest number of preferential votes among Italian MEPs.
In the European Parliament she is a member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D) and sits as Member in the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), and as Substitute Member in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). She is also a Member of the Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China (D-CN) and of the Delegation for relations with the United States, Substitute (D-US). She is vice-chair and co-founder of the Long Term Investment Intergroup. She is the European Parliament Rapporteur for the revision of the four directives contained in the Circular Economy Package.
MEP Bonafè was elected to the Italian Lower Chamber in 2013, sitting in the Committee for Economic Activities and Trade. Prior to that, for over 10 years she was engaged in local politics in Tuscany, where she served as Municipal Council Member for Environment