He studied Social geography at the University of Nijmegen and graduated in 1974.
Youth and education
Work and politics
He also worked at the Province of Gelderland and the agricultural organisation of North-Brabant Christian Farmers (NCB). In 1982, he joined the Brabant States Group of the Capital Development Authority. He was also Vice President of the Assembly of European Regions for some time. European Parliament
He was also on the delegations for relations with the countries of South Asia, Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union, and the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly.
Lambert van Nistelrooij is the European Parliament Rapporteur and Negotiator for the European Structural Funds and the European Investment Fund (2014–2020).
The budget for this amounts to €222 billion. Studies
1974: Human Geography University of Nijmegen (cum laude).
1979-1983: Assistant Metropolitan Tilburg
1983-1988: Policy province of Gelderland
1987-1991: Departmental management training and organisational development, North Brabant Christian Farmers
1978: City Council Member Nuland
1982-1991: Brabant States Group of the Capital Development Authority
1991-2003: Deputy of the Province of North Brabant for health, care for the elderly, housing, urban renewal and internationalisation
1992-2003: President and Vice-President of the Assembly of the Regions of Europe
1995-2003: Delegation and rapporteur of the Committee of the Regions
1995-2003: Various positions in the Regional Assembly of the Council of Europe
2004-2009: President of the Assembly of European Border Regions
1999-2003: Chairman of Alive: European Challenge to Ageing
2001-2010: President "Perspekt Mark for Care", Utrecht
2003–present: Chairman Advisory Board "Smart Homes", National Centre for automation and Smart Living, Eersel
2009–present: Chairman of the Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) Forum of the European Parliament. 2011–present: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Prism, an institution for people with intellectual disabilities, Waalwijk.
He got elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2004 where he represents the Capital Development Authority in the Group of the European People"s Party (Christian Democrats) (EPP Group). At 24 years old, he was a member of the city council of Nuland. Between 1991 and 2003, Lambert van Nistelrooij was a member of the Deputies of the North-Brabant Province where he was responsible for public health, care for the elderly, housing, urban innovation and internationalisation.
He later became a member of the Dutch delegation to the Committee of the Regions in Brussels and Treasurer of the House of Dutch Provinces in Brussels.
Lambert Nistelrooij got elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2004 and reelected in 2009 and 2014. He is a member of the European Parliament Committee on Regional Development.
He is also substitute member of the European Parliament committee on Internal Market and member of the delegation for European Union-relations with Latin-America, Brasil and Mercosur. During his second mandate he was also engaged in energy and telecommunications in his function as a substitute member of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
2006–present: Member of the Supervisory Board of Valkenhof, nursing and care, Valkenswaard.