Member of the European Parliament for Malta
Graduated in European Union Politics and Law, Cyrus Engerer became a Member of European Parliament in 2020 whereby he sits as a full member on the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and on the Special Committee Beating Cancer.
He is also substitute member on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). During the first six months of his role as a Maltese Member of European Parliament, Engerer became the co-chair of the Mental Health Coalition.
Following a lengthy career in politics, which included posts such as the Personal Representative of the Maltese Prime Minister to the European Institutions responsible for the European Parliament. During the Maltese Presidency of the European Union, Engerer was the President of the General Affairs Committee and negotiator for the Council of Ministers with the European Parliament. Most recently before he got elected to the European Parliament he worked as an advisor to the Maltese Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning.
Earlier in his career, Engerer worked in numerous Ministries, political entities and in EU funding. Cyrus is a leading activist for Civil Liberties in Malta. He was the spokesperson for the Stand UP! Campaign which led to the introduction of divorce in Malta and he chaired LGBTIQ Labour. After 2013, the Government appointed Engerer as the first Chairperson of the LGBTIQ Consultative Committee which was tasked with the introduction of a number of equality laws in Malta.
He is 39 years old and is the partner of Randolph De Battista.