Róża Thun is a Polish politician (born 13 April 1954). She graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków with a master’s degree in English philology in 1979. During her studies, she was member, and later spokesperson, of the Student Committee of Solidarity. Between 1977 and 1980, she was also associated with the Workers’ Defence Committee, an organization helping political prisoners and their families. Between 1992 and 2005, Thun was the general director and chairwoman of the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation, a non-governmental organization promoting European integration. Between 2005 and 2009, Thun was the Head of Representation of the European Commission to Poland. She became Member of the European Parliament, after the elections of 2009. As a MEP, Thun is a member of the committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, the delegation for relations with Israel and the delegation to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly.