Els de Groen

Els de Groen

Elly de Groen-Kouwenhoven (born 28 December 1949 in The Hague as Elly Kouwenhoven, and now generally known as Els de Groen) is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of Europa Transparant, which sits with the Greens/EFA party group, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and its Committee on Petitions.

She is also a member of the delegation to the EU–Bulgaria Joint Parliamentary Committee and a substitute for the delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe.


* Senior secondary teaching certificate
* French teacher (1970-1975)
* Writer, essayist and commentator
* Literary reviewer, children's books (1985-1992)
* Editor of the Algemeen Dagblad's children's newspaper (1986-1989)
* Has worked for 20 years on news magazines
* Author of various works of fiction and non-fiction for adults
* Her work over the last 20 years has placed a strong emphasis on Eastern Europe
* Unpaid adviser to the Dutch foundation 'Roma-Emancipatie' in Oss (since 2002)
* Various literary awards

External links

* [http://www.elsdegroen.nl/ Official website]
* [http://wwwdb.europarl.eu.int/ep6/owa/whos_mep.data?ilg=EN&iucd=28265 European Parliament biography]

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