Gerhard Schick

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Gerhard Schick
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Gerhard Schick (left) in 2010.
Member of the German Bundestag
Incumbent
Assumed office
2005
Personal details
Born (1972-04-18) 18 April 1972 (age 42)
Hechingen, Baden-Württemberg
Nationality German
Political party Green Party
Alma mater University of Freiburg
Profession Economist
Website www.gerhardschick.net

Gerhard Schick (born 18 April 1972) is a German politician, specifically a Green Party representative in the Bundestag.

Political career[edit]

Schick is the German Parliament representative for Baden-Württemberg. His initial term began in 2005 and he was re-elected as MP in September 2009. On both occasions he was elected from the land list, having unsuccessfully contested the Mannheim constituency. He is currently Bündnis 90/Die Grünen fiscal policy spokesman. His political career:-

  • October 2008 - Member of the Alliance 90/The Greens Party Council.
  • September 2007 - Speaker of the fiscal Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group.
  • April 2006 - Member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Sustainable Development (Chairman since 2007).
  • February 2006 - February 2007 - Member of the Commission in the federal executive of Alliance 90/The Greens to reduce bureaucracy.
  • October 2005 - Member of the German Bundestag Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.
  • June 2005 - Member of the Program Committee of the Bundestag Program 2005.
  • November 2004 - February 2006 - Member of the Commission on Demographic Change of Alliance 90/The Greens.
  • July 2003 - September 2004 - Member of the Economic Policy Commission of Alliance 90/The Greens.
  • November 2002 - May 2003 - Member of the Social Commission of Alliance 90/The Greens.
  • September / October 2002 - Member of the negotiating teams for Economic and Labor in the coalition negotiations between Bündnos90/The Greens and the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands.
  • April 2001 - June 2007 - Speaker of the Federal Association for Economic and Financial Affairs of Alliance 90/The Greens.
  • February 2000 - May 2001 - Speaker of the State Association of Economy and Finance of Alliance 90/The Greens in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
  • October 1999 - Candidacy for Freiburg Council.
  • Since October 1996 - Member of Alliance 90/The Greens.

Additional to this he has written several publications.[1]

Education[edit]

After completing his secondary school education in 1991 at the Gymnasium Hechingen, Schick completed his Community Service and graduated in 1992. Between 1992 and 1998 Schick continued with his economics education at the University of Bamberg, University of Freiburg and Complutense University of Madrid where he was awarded his Diplom in Economics. Subsequently, until 2001 he was a research associate at the Walter Eucken Institute Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and then from 2001 to 2004 the Market Economy Foundation in Berlin. In 2002 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Finance from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg for his work on "Dual Federalism in Europe".[2] In 2004 he joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh as a project manager.

Personal life[edit]

Schick is openly gay and splits his time between Berlin and Mannheim. He lives with his partner in a civil union which was conducted under French PACS laws. He has been a dedicated champion for equal rights for gay couples since the 1990s. He is an environmentalist and prefers to use low carbon/Carbon neutral transport where ever possible. He uses a car-sharing business in Mannheim and uses Atmosfair e.V. to offset his carbon emissions when flying. He is passionate about singing, the church and jogging.

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