Sidony Venema started in 1997 in Brussels. She has been the Representative of the Dutch province of Flevoland in Brussels since 1999. Her function is to carry out lobbying activities for Flevoland, for the Randstad Region and for the House of Dutch Provinces.
Sidony holds the topics renewable energy, sustainable and innovative regional development, fisheries and agri-food in her Flevoland portfolio. Within the HNP context, Sidony is one of the contact persons for the ‘Cohesion policy post-2020’ dossier.
In her position, she is responsible for providing expert advice and intelligence in a range of policy areas for the region. Sidony has also been the assistant of Flevoland Members of the Conference of Periphery and Maritime Regions and the European Committee of the Regions. She prepares political advice for – and follows up the work of – the COTER, ECOS, NAT and Brexit-Committees, and the Plenary Sessions. She was involved in drafting the COR opinions on Implementing the Community Lisbon programme: financing SME growth- adding European value and The financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and the European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund 2021-2027.
1999 – current: Representative of the Province of Flevoland, Lelystad, and Brussels
2000 – 2015: HNP contact person for Air Quality, Biodiversity, Soil and Cohesion Policy, Brussels
1997 – 1999: EU Information officer Randstad provinces and energy companies, Brussels
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