Paulien Kooistra has been a public affairs consultant since 2007. She is an outstanding networker with broad experience and extensive contacts in government, the European commission and the renewable energy sector. Her primary focus is on the Northern region of the Netherlands, North Western Germany, the North Sea Region and Brussels.
During the last 10 years she has specialised in the field of renewable energy, energy transition, spatial planning and climate change issues. Because of her strong network connections in the Dutch provinces of Groningen, Drenthe, Fryslan & Noord-Holland, the municipalities, North Western Germany, North Sea Area and the North Sea Commission, she knows how to set the agenda for important topics such as, cross border cooperation, off shore wind, tidal energy, social acceptance and climate change.
Furthermore, she has extensive knowledge of national and European funding opportunities.
Would you like to have someone looking after your interests in The Hague or Brussels? Paulien Kooistra can offer local and regional governments and businesses an extensive network and strategic advice for your organisation.
She advises Management and official organisations on current developments and which strategy should be used in lobby issues. She is well-informed concerning societal and political developments and uses this information pro-actively for organisations. She anticipates which events will have an impact on lobby issues.
She is convincing and can get approvals for proposals. She is easy to talk to and can converse on a variety of topics. She understands how governmental organisations work: she knows that internal processes vary and knows that being right does not automatically mean that it is a done deal. She acts as a sparring partner for managers/ aldermen and understands political relations and governmental issues. In short, she is a facilitator, an advisor and a manager, while keeping track of the main issues in a dynamic environment.