Philippe Juvin (born 1 February 1964, in Orléans, Loiret) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament elected in the 2009 European election for the Île-de-France constituency.
Juvin was president of the Union of Youths for Progress, a left-wing Gaullist youth movement, between 1989 and 1995. As a member of the Rally for the Republic, he joined the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) in 2002. He has since held executive position within the UMP's Hauts-de-Seine section.
He is currently Mayor of La Garenne-Colombes, where he was first municipal councillor between 1983 and 2001 before being elected mayor that same year and easily re-elected in 2008.
In the 2009 European elections, he was the fifth candidate on the Union for a Popular Movement list in the Île-de-France region, and was elected to the European Parliament.
From June 2009 to January 2010, date his resignation of the General Council of the Hauts-de-Seine, Philippe Juvin kept his councillor's mandate looking till the definitive validation of the European elections of June, 2009. Philippe Juvin accumulated during this period the functions of mayor, Member of the European Parliament, councillor and department head of a hospital.
Philippe Juvin is a Medical Doctor (MD), Professor of University since 2003, specializing in Anaesthetic and Intensive Care. He was a resident in the Ile-de-France area (1989), Clinic Head of the Universities at the Bichat Hospital (1993-1995), then a hospital practitioner at the Bichat Hospital (1995-2003). Moreover, he is a Physician Doctor (cardiac and respiratory cellular physiology) and a graduate in Forensic Medicine and Legal Compensation of Bodily Injury. He is Director of Emergency Medicine Teaching at Paris VII University (Emergency Medicine Certificate). He introduced Forensic Medicine teaching within Bichat University (1997-2003).
He is currently Head of the Emergency Department of the European Research Hospital Georges Pompidou, and was appointed after a selection procedure that started in March 2010. Previously Head of the Emergency Department of the Beaujon Hospital, his department was rewarded for the excellent quality of its organization (for instance, drastic decrease in patients’ waiting time) and has been held up as an example by the French National Authority for Health, the press (Times, Le Parisien…), as a reference model in terms of organization of emergency departments in the Peter Gumbel's book "French Vertigo" The Beaujon Emergency Department is ranked among the four best emergency departments of Ile-de-France according to L'Express in 2011
Philippe Juvin is a reserve officer within the Paris Fire-fighters Brigade where he is regularly on duty as a doctor.
He furthermore took part in OPEX; in 2008 he was on a mission for a few months in Afghanistan as anaesthetist within the French forces of ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) fighting the Taliban. He went several times in the Middle-East as part of his functions as an MEP (Member of the European Parliament).
Town Counsellor of La Garenne-Colombes at 19 years old, Philippe Juvin was elected Mayor of this town in 2001. He has always been elected in his municipality (Mayor, Town Counsellor) in the first round, with 54% of votes in 2001, 58% in 2004 (administrative district elections) and 67% in 2008.
La Garenne-Colombes is a medium-sized town of Hauts-de-Seine, highly valued for its command of urban planning and its quality of life. It is regularly ranked among the best towns in France in a variety of fields (quality of life, economic dynamism, low indebtedness, rate of return to employment of RSA beneficiaries, number of childcare places, fighting against school failure, integration of handicapped children, etc.).
Vice-President of the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council from 2004 to 2009 (under the Presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy), Philippe Juvin experimented the implementation of the RSA and of an Alzheimer departmental plan. He also implemented the return-to-work action plan of RSA beneficiaries, and tackled the issue of the schooling of disabled children. All those measures have been later on taken up at national level.
Philippe Juvin is currently UMP Political Advisor after having been National Secretary in charge of Professional Federations and National Secretary in charge of Health, Solidarity and Disability.
He has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009 . He is a member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, and of the Environment Public Health and Food Safety Committee. He is furthermore Vice-President of the inter-parliamentary Delegation for the relations between the EU and Afghanistan, and a member of the inter-parliamentary Delegation for the relations between the EU and Iran.
He is currently working as Rapporteur for the European Parliament on the Directive on the award of services and works concession contracts and works for the EPP on the Regulation on Clinical Trials . He was furthermore Rapporteur for the European Parliament on the Impact of Advertising on Consumer Behaviour, and on electromagnetic fields, and worked as Rapporteur for the EPP on a variety of files: the reinforcement of the rights of vulnerable consumers, the reduction of health inequalities within the EU, the establishment of a collective redress system at EU level, data protection, the reinforcement of the food supply chain in Europe and pharmacovigilance
Moreover, he was tasked by the French EPP Delegation to deal with the project of creation of a European Civil Protection Force.
Eventually, he is Vice-President of an EPP internal think-tank on the future of Internet (“Internet: Today and Tomorrow” Working Group).
After Michel Barnier's nomination at the internal markets and services commission, he solicits at once the UMP groug of PPE presidency . He will be defeated with a very wide majority on February 9, 2010, his colleagues electing Jean-Pierre Audy Conseiller général in Correze less enfeoffed to the French President.
Knight of the National Order of Merit, Knight of the Legion of Honour, and Knight of the Order of Academic Laurels, he also received the French Commemorative Decoration Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Decoration (NATO).