In May 2014, we will have the chance to shape the future of Europe. In this election, where will the priorities lie for the Greens in the areas of energy, environment and transport? Join us at this breakfast briefing where Mr Eickhout will give a keynote speech on the ‘Key priorities in energy, environment & transport policy for the Greens ahead of the 2014 elections’ which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.
Bas Eickhout is a Dutch politician for the GreenLeft. He has been elected to the European Parliament in the 2009 election.
Since the 1990s Eickhout has been active in the GreenLeft, he co-authored the 2006 election manifesto and was a candidate in the 2004 European Parliament election. Between 2008 and 2009 he was a member of the committee-Van Ojik which wrote the new party platform. Additionally he is a member of the GreenLeft delegation to the European Green Party.
Since 2000 he worked as a researcher at the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. He worked on several projects which had to do with transnational environmental problems including climate change. He also co-authored the IPCC report on climate change. He also was the organizations spokesperson on the sustainability of biofuels.
Between 1994 and 2000 he studied chemistry and environmental science at the Radboud University. He also chaired the Nijmegen Association of Chemistry Students Sigma and he was a member of the Nijmegen University Council.