Damian Boeselager

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Damian Boeselager
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Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Personal details
Born8 March 1988 (1988-03-08) (age 33)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Political partyVolt Europa
Alma materUniversity of Bayreuth
Hertie School of Governance
Columbia University

Damian Hieronymus Johannes Freiherr von Boeselager[1] (born 8 March 1988)[2] is a German business consultant, journalist and Volt Europa politician who has sat in the European Parliament since being elected in 2019.

Early life and education[edit]

Damian Boeselager is descended from the Boeselager family. His grandfather Philipp von Boeselager was a Wehrmacht field officer during Nazism and a member of the 20 July Plot. His father is the banker Georg Freiherr von Boeselager and his mother Huberta, née Thiel. Damian Freiherr von Boeselager is Catholic and the youngest of four children, born in Frankfurt.[3]

Boeselager graduated from high school at the Aloisiuskolleg in Bad Godesberg. From 2008 to 2011, he studied Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth and Public Administration at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin from 2016 to 2017. He completed a semester abroad at Columbia University in New York City. In 2017 he graduated with a Master's degree.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

In 2017, Boeselager together with Andrea Venzon from Italy and Colombe Cahen-Salvador from France founded Volt Europa as a "pan-European", "pragmatic" and "progressive" party. Damian Boeselager is Vice President of Volt and together with Marie-Isabelle Heiss[4] was the German lead candidate for Volt in the 2019 European elections.[5] During the European election campaign Boeselager did not pursue any income activity and was financially supported by his family.[6][7][8][9] He is the main interview partner for Volt in press reports as well as radio and television broadcasts due to his party activities.[9][10][11][12][13][14] Ranking first in the German list of Volt Europa, which reached 0.7%, he was elected to the European Parliament in 2019.[15]

Member of the European Parliament, 2019–present[edit]

In parliament, Boeselager has been serving as member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and as substitute of the Committee on Budgets.[16] He has been the parliament's rapporteur on the budget of the European Union for 2022.[17]

He is also a member of:


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  3. ^ "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Online, Univativ. "Die Zukunft Europas Teil I – Marie-Isabelle Heiss im Gespräch". UNIVATIV (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  5. ^ tagesschau.de. "Europawahl – diese Spitzenkandidaten treten an". tagesschau.de (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "Volt-Parteichef Damian Boeselager: von McKinsey ins EU-Parlament". orange.handelsblatt.com (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  7. ^ Klapsa, Kaja (August 12, 2018). "Volt: Die Partei, die Europa retten will". Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Wir erleben doch gerade, wie die EU auseinanderfällt". t-online.de (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Re: Wahlkampf für Anfänger – Die neue Europa-Partei VOLT". ARTE (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "Volt – Eine neue Partei für Europa". hamburg1.de (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Zwölf-Sterne-Bewegung: Jugendpartei "Volt" will Europa umkrempeln". Wirtschaftswoche (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "Volt sorgt in Österreich nicht für genug Spannung – derStandard.de". DER STANDARD (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  13. ^ ""Volt": Mit Hochspannung ins Parlament?". bayerische-staatszeitung.de (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  14. ^ "Mission Europa: VOLT will ins Europaparlament". inforadio.de (in German). Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Tagesgespräch: Volt-Spitzenkandidat Damian Boeselager: Union und SPD müssen Klimapolitik ändern | Tagesgespräch | SWR2". swr.online (in German). May 27, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  16. ^ Damian Boeselager European Parliament.
  17. ^ Andreas Rogal (September 30, 2021), Budget Committee MEPs reverse Council cuts to 2022 EU Budget The Parliament Magazine.

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