41. Leo van Doesburg
Leo van Doesburg is Director for European Affairs and Policy Advisor for the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM), a European political party committed to promoting Christian Democratic values with its social expression in public life. He lives in Brussels and is actively involved in policy-making at various national and European institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg and has offered many training courses on Christian Democracy, Freedom of Religion & Conscience, Family Values, Human Dignity and Peace & Reconciliation. He cooperates with numerous Christian organizations and participates in panel discussions and debates concerning Christian politics. He also serves as policy advisor to Members of (European) Parliament on issues related to the spearheads of the ECPM.
In 2011 he was awarded the Conscience and Freedom Award for diligently promoting religious freedoms in Europe, in 2013 he was awarded in the recognition for the fight against Roma discrimination in East Europe by the International Romani Union.
Since 2018 he has served as European Representative for the Israel Allies Foundation to advocate for Israel in national parliaments, the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.