Newly elected Board Member ELF: Pieter van de Stadt

VVD International is excited to announce that Pieter van de Stadt has been elected as Board Member on the new Board of Directors of the European Liberal Forum.

On the 25th of September, the European Liberal Forum (ELF) concluded its Autumn General Assembly 2020 in Rome. ELF is the official political foundation of the European Liberal Party, the ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) Party. ELF works together with 46 member organisations, that work all over Europe to bring new ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to empower citizens to make their voices heard. The new Board of Directors was elected during the last General Assembly and will have a two-year mandate. Hereby we would like to introduce Pieter van de Stadt and the other members of the newly elected Board of Directors.

Pieter van de Stadt (51) studied economics in Rotterdam and got his master’s degree in History at the University of Amsterdam. He specialised in the European states system and the cooperation and integration between the European states since the 17th century Peace of Westphalia. In 1998 he started working for the VVD in the Dutch Parliament. First as a personal assistant and in 2000 as policy advisor on International and European Affairs. In 2004 Pieter started working in Brussels at the Cabinet of Commissioner Bolkestein until the end of his term. After Pieter returned from Brussels, he became a member of the Board of the VVD as International Secretary. Since 2015, Pieter is the mayor of Lansingerland, which is the fastest growing Dutch municipality located between Rotterdam and The Hague.

Furthermore, the newly elected Board of Directors of ELF consists of: Hilde Vautmans (President), Svenja Hahn (First Vice President), Dr. Milosz Hodun (Second Vice President), Mats Löfström (Treasurer), Dr. Šárka Prát (Board Member) and Marco Mariani (Board Member).

VVD International would like to express its gratitude to the previous Board of Directors of ELF for their efforts the past two years and we are looking forward to start working with the new Board towards a more liberal Europe!