FNP in provincial and local councils
The Frisian National Party - FNP -, was founded in 1962 and has about 1300 members in the Netherlands. The party has a growing number of members as well as voters. The organization is based in the local FNP branches in the local municipalities . FNP has such a local branch including members, local committee and political representatives in 16 out of 24 local municipalities in Fryslân. All in all FNP has 59 council members, 10 aldermen, 1 deputy and 4 members of the provincial council in Fryslân.
Committees and Provincial Council
At the provincial level the party has a central governing committee aided by a number of committees. Since 2007 an FNP youth branch exists. Activities of the FNP Youth can be followed on http://jongerein.fnp.frl/ The central committee has a main task in setting up the party organization on the provincial level and supports the local branches. The members of the provincial council voice the political views of the FNP in the provincial parliament. The provincial council members also hold seats in several council committees. The FNP fraction members are supported by the Bureau consisting of two staff members.
FNP in the Senate of National Parliament
Since 1999 FNP is represented in the Senate by the OSF. Between 2003 and 2011 former chairman and member of the Provincial Council mr. Hendrik ten Hoeve from Stiens held the OSF seat. In 2015 again mr.Hindrik ten Hoeve is the senator for the OSF - Independent Senate Fraction -, which is a co-operation between regional political parties from several Dutch provinces in the Senate.
FNP in Europe
The FNP has a close co-operation with other regional political parties in Europe such as the Scots, the Welshmen and the Catalans. Together they have their own European political party EFA / European Free Alliance. Among about 40 European partners the Frisian political parties in Germany are also to be found. The EFA has 7 seats in the European Parliament and collaborates with The Greens in one parliamentary fraction. As as founding member the FNP has a seat in the central board of the EFA.
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Frisian National Party - FNP
PO box 20120
8900 HM Ljouwert
|Contact information for the local councils
can be found on the special local council map site.