Christoph Becker-Schaum

Category: Parallel session


Christoph Becker-Schaum was born in 1952. He studied History, Philosophy and Sociology at Frankfurt/Main University and wrote his dissertation in the field of the history of historical writing. After his Doctorate he took part at a research project on the working-class youth during the Weimar Republic. In Frankfurt he became an assistant of the Green party at the Frankfurt municipal council in 1987, and from 1989 to 1993 he also became a member of a district council and children representative. In 1993/1994 he researched on social education and educational science in Frankfurt between 1929 and 1933, before he became director of the Green memory Archive at Heinrich Boell Foundation in 1995. Since 2001 he is Lecturer of archival science at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and from 2003 to 2012 he has been Lecturer on topics of political parties and intermediary systems at Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin. His most recent publication is "The Nuclear Crisis. The Arms Race, Cold War Anxiety, and the German Peace Movement of the 1980s", Berghahn, New York & Oxford. Christoph has been co-coordinator of the EGP's Individual supporters.

Other speakers in this session

Mitsuko Sonoda

Mitsuko was living in Fukushima with her 8 year-old son at the time of the nuclear disaster and chose to evacuate. Alongside many of Fukushima's mothers she is working to keep children safe, share information, and convey the reality of living with radiation.

Victor Cavaco

Member of the National Executive Commission of Os Verdes

Os Verdes International Secretary

Age: 47

Environmental engineer

One of the Green coordinators for the movement against Nuclear Power in Portugal.

Luc Barbé

Luc Barbé was member of the Belgian and Flemish Parliament, political director of the Green group in the Belgian Parliament, chief of cabinet of the secretary of state for energy and sustainable development and head of the Steering Committee of Groen, the Flemish green party.

Michiel van de Kasteelen

Studied International Law, International Organisations and International Relations at Leyden University.

Andrew Kroglund

Andrew Kroglund is international secretary of the Norwegian Green Party. He has worked as a director or senior adviser in several Norwegian NGOs, and has been the Vice President of the International Rainforest Foundation. He is currently an author and consultant.

Efi Xanthou
  • Efi Xanthou, 2nd Vice President, Cyprus Green Party.
  • Political Scientist, MBA (Master in Business Administration) graduate.
  • Cyprus Green Party delegate to various EGP Congress and Council meetings since 2001.
Ciarán Cuffe

Ciarán is a Green Party councillor in Dublin’s North Inner City, and chairs Dublin City Council's Transport Committee. He has served as a member of parliament, and as Minister of State with responsibility for climate change, planning and sustainable transport and travel.

Jeremy Burke

Jeremy Burke is a world leader in green investment and green financing institutions. He is an Australian Greens member, living in London.

Nicolò Wojewoda

Nicolò Wojewoda is a climate change campaigner and organiser, currently Europe Team Leader at He co-ordinated in 2013 the Fossil Free Europe tour that kicked off or strengthened divestment campaigning in Germany, Norway, UK and beyond.

Evelyne Huytebroeck

Evelyne Huytebroeck is a member of the Committee of the European Green Party.

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