Sabine Verheyen has been a MEP for the German Christian Democrats (CDU) since 2009. She is a member of the European Parliament's culture and education committee and a substitute on the internal market and consumer protection committee, where she focuses in particular on media policy, intellectual property and digital issues.
She took part in the conciliation committee on the telecom package and has been a member of the European Parliament's annual delegation to the Internet Governance Forum since 2009.
From 1999 to 2009 she was mayor of Aachen. She has been a member of the Euregio Council since 1999 and a member of the council of WDR, the West German public broadcaster, since 2003. She is a member of the European Internet Foundation.
Sabine studied architecture at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences.