Wouter Van Besien
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|Wouter Van Besien|
|Chairman of Groen!|
25 October 2009
|Preceded by||Mieke Vogels|
|Alma mater||University of Leuven
University of Hull
Van Besien got a Master's degree in Sociology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and obtained a second Master's degree in Developing Area Studies at the University of Hull (United Kingdom). He participated as a youngster in Flemish scouting and became 1998 the national secretary of the Chiro-youth in Flanders.
In 2001 he started working as a member of Agalev in Antwerp. He's been municipal civic office worker in Borgerhout since 2006 and followed Mieke Vogels as president of the Flemish green party Groen!. In 2006, he became a member of the district council of (district of Antwerp).
- 2006 – : Member of the district council of Antwerp
- 2009 – : Chairman of Groen!
- "Wouter Van Besien is nieuwe voorzitter van Groen!". Het Laatste Nieuws. 7 October 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2010.