Provincial Council


The Provincial Council is the democratically elected Parliament of Fryslân. 43 Members of the Provincial Council represent 12 political parties. FNP currently has four seats; below you find more information about our Members of the Provincial Council. 

 

The citizens of Fryslân elect the Members of the Provincial Council. Elections take place once every four years. 

 

The Provincial Council has three main tasks:

  • representing the citizens of Fryslân
  • determining the policy framework for the administration (Provincial Executive)
  • scrutinising the work of the Provincial Executive 

 

The Members of the Provincial Council have another important task: they elect the Members of the Dutch Senate in The Hague. 




Sijbe Knol


Member of the Provincial Council, Group Chair

 

Portfolio

  • Programme 1, Governance & Safety
  • Programme 3, Language, Culture & Education,
    including membership Council Committee on Frisian Language
  • Programme 11, Spatial Planning, Housing and Heritage
  • Programme 14, International Affairs & Kingdom Relations 
  • Member of Support Group OSF

  

E-mail: s.knolfryslan.frl

 




Wopke Veenstra


Member of the Provincial Council, Vice Group Chair

 

Portfolio:

  • Programme 7, Traffic and Mobility
  • Programme 8, Water
  • Programme 9, Nature, Agriculture & Mining
  • Programme 13, Regional Development & Quality of Life (Streekwurk)
  • Member of Support Group OSF

   

Telephone: +31 (0) 6-1337 3729

E-mail: w.veenstrafryslan.frl

 




Rein van der Wal


Member of the Provincial Council

 

Portfolio:

  • Programme 4, Sports, Social Policy & Health
  • Programme 10, Environment & Sustainable Energy
  • Programme 12, Regional Strategy on Spatial Planning and the Environment

 

E-mail: r.vanderwalfryslan.frl

 

 




Gerben van der Mei


Member of the Provincial Council

 

Portfolio

  • Programme 2, Economy, Recreation & Tourism
  • Programme 5, Europe, 
    including membership Platform Europe
  • Programme 6, Budget,
    including membership Audit Committee

  

E-mail: g.h.vandermeifryslan.frl

 




Thom Feddema


First Deputy Member / Committee Member

 

  

E-mail: t.feddemafryslan.frl

 




Staff


The FNP Members of the Provincial Council are supported by two staff members who work at the office of the FNP Group in the Fryslân Province House.

 

The staff supports the Members of the Provincial Council both with expertise and in organising the activities of the FNP Group. Although both staff members provide advice to the Members in a wide variety of areas, in practice there is a division into the policy fields that are discussed within the Provincial Council.  




Yde Dijkstra


Policy advisor

 

Policy fields:

  • Language, Culture & Education
  • Economy, Recreation & Tourism
  • Budget, Europe
  • Sports, Social Policy and Health

  

E-mail: y.dijkstrafryslan.frl

Telephone: +31 (0) 58 - 292 5803




Frank de Boer


Policy advisor

 

Policy fields:

  • Regional Strategy on Spatial Planning and the Environment, Environment & Sustainable Energy
  • Spatial Planning, Housing
  • Traffic & Mobility
  • Water, Nature, Agriculture & Mining

  

E-mail: f.deboerfryslan.frl  

Telephone: +31 (0) 58 - 292 5803 




FNP Group


Fryslân Province House 

Tweebaksmarkt 52

8911 KZ Leeuwarden / Ljouwert

The Netherlands

 

P.O. Box 20120

8900 HM Ljouwert

The Netherlands

 

Telephone: +31 (0) 58 - 292 5803

E-mail: fnpfryslan.frl




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