Philippe Meirieu is a French researcher, writer and politician.
He is currently professor of education at Lumière University Lyon 2.
He is a member of Europe Écologie–The Greens. He supported the Socialist Party for a number of years, before joining The Greens. He entered politics in 2009 when he was selected to be Europe Écologie–The Greens" candidate in the Rhône-Alpes for the 2010 regional elections.