1. National Green Political Foundations
Anne de Boer - Bureau de Helling (Netherlands)The Dutch Foundation provides the party GroenLinks with academic information and aims to stimulate public debate on Green and left ideas. It supports numerous publication concerning all relevant policy fields. Four times a year the foundation's journal - De Helling - is released. Anne de Boer represents Bureau de Helling in GEF's General Assembly.
Ingrid Facchinelli - Alexander Langer Foundation (Italy)ALF's work is dedicated to promoting peace and cultural exchange. With support of the European Parliament it offers trainings for peace workers in war-torn regions to support civil peacekeeping. The foundation also dedicates an award for outstanding cultural or civil commitment and hosts the summer festival Euromediterranea which aims to build a bridge between Europe and its Mediterranean neighbours. Ingrid Facchinelli represents the ALF in the GEF General Assembly.
Ralf Fücks - Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Germany)HBS enhances public debate on democracy, ecology and gender equality by publishing studies and articles as well as hosting numerous debates, conferences and workshops. To enable citizens to be active in civil society, it offers political training as well as scholarships for highly committed students. In addition to its national work, HBS maintains numerous worldwide offices that promote its values in cooperation with local actors. Ralf Fücks represents Heinrich Böll Stiftung in GEF's General Assembly.
Per Gahrton - Cogito (Sweden)Cogito defines itself as a Green Think Tank that wants to contribute to the public debate with the aim to promote sustainability and solidarity. Working within an international network, it follows a global approach, but regards local communities as a place of social innovation at the same time. Cogito organizes seminars and lectures as well as a digital platform for scientific and journalistic articles. Per Gahrton represents Cogito in GEF's General Assembly.
Heidi Hautala - ViSiLi (Finland)Driven by the conviction that civic activity can make a change, ViSiLi gives support to nongovernmental organizations such as migrant associations and local environmental groups as well as to private persons. Since 1995 the foundation has been maintaining the educational centre VisiO which is running a lifelong learning programme on relevant political issues. Besides it also supports alternative research. Heidi Hautala represents ViSiLi in GEF's General Assembly.
Dirk Holemans - Oikos (Belgium)
Oikos wants to be a leading forum for the social-ecological counter current in Flanders. Oikos is built on the belief that the current economic model is ecologically not durable and that the emancipation of many human beings is far from being achieved in Europe and beyond. Starting from these premises, Oikos is striving for a change of the present social and economic models that our societies are built on.
Dirk Holemans represents Oikos in GEF's General Assembly.
Miriam Kennet - Green Economics Institute (Great Britain)GEI advocates for ecological and social business and economy. Introducing ecological and social dimensions into the academic debate and opening it to a broad public, the Institute constantly challenges dominant economic sciences. It is holding workshops, academic courses and conferences with international participants, publishes studies and a journal on sustainable economics. Miriam Kennet represents the Green Economics Institute in GEF's General Assembly.
Benoit Lechat - Etopia (Belgium)Etopia was founded by the Green Party Ecolo in 2004. The foundation is looking for answers to global society's most alarming problems, such as resource crisis and growing poverty. It is providing an intellectual background for ecological policymaking and promotes political education by offering workshops and organizing panel debates. Benoit Lechat represents Etopia in GEF's General Assembly.
Mike Mathias - Gréng Steftung (Luxembourg)The Green Foundation in Luxembourg is the foundation of the Luxembourg Green Party dei gréng. The Foundation aims to launch long term debates on the inherent problems of the Luxembourgian society and on relevant global issues, from a Green perspective. Although ideologically linked to the Green Party, the foundation takes advantage of its opportunity to distance itself from the daily, short term political issues and focus on launching long term, strategic discussions that question and reconsider political positions and stir debate both within the party, as well as in the civil society. Mike Mathias represents Gréng Steftung in GEF's General Assembly.
Susanne Puchberger - Gruene Bildungswerkstatt (Austria)GBW's main task is to provide political education and enable a broad public to be active in civil society and politics by offering a wide range of learning offers. Besides, GBW is also acting as a mediator between the Austrian Greens, civil society and science, publishing studies and organizing cultural events and public debates. The foundation's work is also based on local foundations in the federal departments who are its main stakeholders. Susanne Puchberger represents Gruene Bildungswerkstatt in GEF's General Assembly.
Susanne Rieger - Nous Horitzons (Catalunya, Spain)Founded in 1960, Nous Horitzons has continuously published journals, organized panel debates and promoted research. The foundation's objective is to enrich public debate, sciences and agenda-setting with a progressive ecological and feministic perspective. It also advocates for broader participation in policy making and aims at facilitating female political carriers and the dialogue between social movement and politics. Susanne Rieger represents Nous Horitzons in GEF's General Assembly.
Tommy Simpson - Green Foundation IrelandThe Green Foundation Ireland was formally established in 2011 as a forum for research and influencing public opinion. It seeks to identify additional means of engaging the public in environment discourse. Tommy Simpson represents the GFI on GEF's General Assembly.
Eva Goes - Green Forum Foundation (Sweden)The Green Forum Foundation is concentrated on development work in Eastern Europe, South America and Africa. It aims at supporting economic and democratic development in those countries, without exporting a Eurocentric model of society. It is affiliated with the Swedish Green party Miljöpartiet de Gröna, and based on the same values, such as grassroots democracy, self-reliance and decentralization. Eva Goes represents Green Forum Foundation in GEF's General Assembly.
Erzsebet Schmuck - Ecopolis FoundationEcoPolis was founded in July 2010. The Foundation’s main goal is to contribute to the development of political culture. In this the foundation is guided by Hungarian Green Party manifesto which advanced three core values: sustainability, citizens’ participation and social justice, which the foundation’s aims to promote in order for those values to be taken into consideration in both the debates and decisions of the political community. However, it remains independent of the party in its decision-making and functioning. Erzsebet Schmuck represents EcoPolis in GEF's General Assembly.
Kostas Loukeris - Greek Green InstituteThe Greek Green Institute is a new foundation that was registered in March 2011. The main objective is the study, analysis and dissemination of all aspects of ecological thinking and Political Ecology. The Greek Green Institute is closely linked to the Greek Green Party and the party holds the majority of votes in the Institute. Kostas Loukeris represents the Green Institute in GEF's General Assembly.
Alejandro Sanchez Perez - Fundacion EQUO (Spain)The main objective of EQUO is to promote sustainable development, environmental, social and economical sustainability; the conservation of biodiversity, the efficient use of resources, clean production and responsible consumption; the mitigation of climate change, among others. EQUO has had a clear political mandate from the outset and its creation set the ground for gathering Green forces into a new Green party in Spain which saw its founding congress from 8 to 10 October 2011. Alejandro Sánchez Perez represents EQUO in GEF's General Assembly.
2. European Green Party
- Juan Behrend
- Jacqueline Cremers
- Monica Frassoni
- Alexey Kozlov
- Monika Vana
3. Green Group in the European Parliament
- Reinhard Bütikofer
- Pierre Jonckheer
- Isabella Lövin
- Michèle Rivasi
- Claude Turmes