Brando Benifei is a member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence. In 2009 he was appointed Head of Europe for Young Democrats and at the same time became vice president of the European Community Organization of Socialist Youth (ECOSY). He is also vice-chair of the Youth Intergroup and of the Disability Intergroup. Among his primary interests are the Digital Agenda and technology-related issues, in particular for the impact they have in creating new jobs and thus on youth employment.