Green European Foundation

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Abbreviation GEF
Formation 2008
Type Political foundation at European level
Location
Co-presidents
Susanne Rieger and Pierre Jonckheer
Website www.gef.eu

The Green European Foundation is a political foundation at European level funded by the European Parliament. It is linked to, but independent of, other European Green actors such as the European Green Party and the Green Group in the European Parliament.

Mission[edit]

The Green European Foundation (GEF) was founded in 2008. Modelled on many successful national Green political foundations, the mission of GEF is to encourage European citizens to participate in European political discussions and to ultimately forge a stronger, more participative European democracy. The Green European Foundation organises debates, conducts research and publishes various documents concerning green politics. Though its main office is based in Brussels, it aims to reach out to people across Europe and in 2011 organised 41 events in 32 cities in nearly all European countries [1]

Structure[edit]

Three stakeholders are at the heart of the Green European Foundation:

These stakeholders are represented in GEF's General Assembly, which meets on a biannual basis and which has the responsibility of electing the foundation's board. As of October 2014, the following national foundations are represented in the General Assembly as full members:[2]

  • Alexander Langer Foundation (Italy) [3]
  • Bureau de Helling (the Netherlands) [4]
  • Cogito (Sweden) [5]
  • EcoPolis (Hungary) [6]
  • Etopia (Wallonia, Belgium) [7]
  • Fondation de l'Ecologie Politique (France) [8]
  • Fundacion EQUO (Spain) [9]
  • Green Economics Institute (UK) [10]
  • Green Foundation Ireland (Ireland) [11]
  • Gréng Steftung (Luxembourg) [12]
  • Grüne Bildungswerkstatt (Austria) [13]
  • Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Germany) [14]
  • Nous Horitzons (Catalonia, Spain) [15]
  • Oikos (Flanders, Belgium) [16]
  • ViSiLi (Finland) [17]

The following are associate members:

  • Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG - Europe-wide) [18]
  • Greek Green Institute (Greece) [19]
  • Green Thought Association (Turkey) [20]
  • Insamlingsstiftelsen Green Forum (Sweden) [21]

Directors[edit]

GEF's current directors (as of January 2015) are:[22]

  • Susanne Rieger (Co-President)
  • Pierre Jonckheer (Co-President)
  • Juan Behrend
  • Anne de Boer (Bureau de Helling)
  • Monica Frassoni (European Green Party)
  • Heidi Hautala
  • Dirk Holemans (Oikos)
  • Eva van de Rakt (Heinrich Böll Foundation)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "View". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "General Assembly". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fondazione - Alexander Langer - Stiftung". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wetenschappelijk Bureau Groen Links - Bureau de Helling". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hem - Cogito". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Okopolisz Alapítvány". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Etopia". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Accueil - Fondation de l'Écologie Politique". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fundación EQUO". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Green Economics: Home page.". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ireland - Green Foundation Ireland". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Gréng Stëftung". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Home - Grüne Bildungswerkstatt". 24 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Heinrich Böll Foundation". Heinrich Böll Foundation. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Fundació Nous Horitzons". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Home". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  17. ^ Visili
  18. ^ "Federation of Young European Greens". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "Greece - Green Institute". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Yeşil Düşünce Derneği -". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  21. ^ Green Forum
  22. ^ "Board of Directors". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 

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