Istvan Ujhelyi MEP

Member, ENVI Committee, Hungary







MEP from Hungary, former State-Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development (2006-2009) and State-Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office (2009-2010). In 2018 he was appointed as special ambassador of the UN World Tourism Organisation. He is among the initiators of the European Health Union and officially invited Ambassador of European Health Union Movement. He is founder and president of the Confucius Institute in Szeged (Hungary) established by the University of Szeged and Shanghai International Studies University. He is Member of the Governor body of the Mediterranean Tourism Board in Malta.

Main Affiliation

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats


TRAN: Committee on Transport and Tourism


  • ENVI: Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • D-CN: Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China

The European Parliament's SmartCARE launch event was hosted by MEP Istvan Ujhelyi.

About smartCARE

The smartCARE project is a landmark initiative of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan that we are coordinating under the EU4Health Programme. It will design a digital tool to reduce the communication gap between survivors and health and social-care providers.

The project held its official kick-off event on 28-29 March in Brussels

smartCare Launch 2

smartCare Launch 1