French teacher in a secondary school, and new inhabitant in Enghien, small town of 13,500 citizens, Bénédicte Linard participates in her first campaign for ECOLO as first deputy at the regional elections in Wallonia in 2009.
Sybren Kooistra (1987) leads the online- and grassroots campaign for GroenLinks, the Dutch greens. For the online campaign he focussed on creating video’s that could go viral, and the credo ‘always ask’ which has led to an influx of new volunteers and party members.
Ulrike Lunacek is currently Vice President of the European Parliament; she has been an MEP (Greens/EFA) since 2009, EP-Rapporteur for Kosovo, Co-President of the LGBTI Intergroup of the EP; she is also a Member of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
Dirk van den Bosch was locally active for the young Greens and campaign leader for several campaigns. He then turned politician himself and became leader of the Greens in local parliament in the city of Leiden aged 21.
She works currently as Executive Secretary of the African Greens Federation. She is the General Secretary of the green party of Burkina Faso “Rassemblement des Ecologistes du Burkina Faso”. She is a Jurist, with a master degree in Judicial Law.
José Antolin Polanco, is president of the Green Party of the Dominican Republic. Activist and Green Leader in the Carib region, as a member of the Federation of Green Parties of the Americas, responds by the intermediation of conflicts.
Member of the European Parliament since 2009
- President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, since 12/2016
- Vice-president of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, 2014-2016
- European Greens’ front runner at European elections in 2014.