Drs. B. (Bas) Eickhout

foto Drs. B. (Bas) Eickhout
Naar de grotere foto (verschijnt in een nieuw venster)
bron: Kjell Postema / Website GroenLinks
Source: Parlement.com.

Bas Eickhout (1976) is a member of the European Parliament since 2009 on behalf of GroenLinks, the Dutch green and leftwing liberal party. He was frontrunner at the 2014 elections for the European Parliament for his party. Prior to his election Eickhout was a senior researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. As MEP he focuses on climate, energy and environmental policy, and to a lesser extent the eurocrisis.


Personal data

Name and surname

Bas Eickhout

Date of birth

October 8th 1976

Place of birth

Groesbeek (The Netherlands)



Secondary school

VWO in Tilburg


Chemistry and environmental sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, 1994 to 2000


Political Affiliation


GroenLinks (Dutch green leftwing liberal party)


Greens/European Free Alliance

Selected party political functions

  • member of the commission on the electorial programme European elections of 2004 and 2009
  • leader of GroenLinks in the European Parliament since January 2013
  • treasurer of the Greens/European Free Alliance since November 2012



  • researcher at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
  • senior researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • elected member of the European Parliament, since July 2009


Selected political achievements

  • member of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis of the European Parliament
  • rapporteur on the emission rights trading scheme (ETS)
  • rapporteur on fluorinated greenhouse gases
  • Eickhout has appeared in various (national) media on items on climate change and climate policy