Sidony Venema started in 1997 in Brussels. She has been the regional representative of the Dutch province of Flevoland in Brussels since 2000. Her function is to carry out lobbying activities for Flevoland, for the Randstad and for the House of Dutch Provinces.
Sidony holds the topics renewable energy, sustainable and innovative regional development and agrofood 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. From 1999 Sidony has been the assistant of Members of the European Committee of the Regions. She prepared political advice for – and followed up the work of – the COTER, ECOS and NAT 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.
1999 – current: Representative of the Province of Flevoland, Lelystad and Brussels
2000 – 2015: HNP contactperson for Airquality, Biodiversity, Soil and Cohesion Policy, Brussels
1997 – 1999: EU Information officer Randstad provinces and energy companies, Brussels
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