Brussels Forum Session: The Next Generation of Transatlantic Leaders

Samira Rafaela has been a member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Dutch social-liberal D66 party since 2019. She is the first Dutch Afro-Caribbean MEP and was one of the youngest MEPs elected in 2019.  

Rafaela was selected in 2020 as one of Politico Europe’s 20 MEPs to watch for her contributions to making trade greener and fairer. That same year she won one of the Harper’s Bazaar International Women of the Year Awards.