28 June 2007
16 March 1970 |
|Political party||Christian Democratic and Flemish|
Joke Schauvliege (Ghent, 16 March 1970) is a Flemish politician.
Since 2 January 2007 she is schepen of Planning, Youth, Tourism and Environmental Development in her municipality Evergem. Since 2008 she is national vice-president of her Christian Democratic and Flemish party.
During the 2009 Flemish elections she got 51,810 preference votes, the highest number in the province of East Flanders. In July 2009 she took office as Minister for Environment, Nature and Culture in the Flemish Cabinet Peeters II. However, after saying she has little affinity with the cultural sector, this sparked controversy. Several artists found it unacceptable that she became Minister for Culture.