Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen, born January 5th 1960, daughter of farm-owner Knud Jensen and Inga Jensen.
Was member of the Folketing's Committee on the Danish Board of Technology, 1991-1994. Was the Social Liberal Party's spokeswoman on cultural affairs, environment and regional planning, health (psychiatry), adult education and supplementary training, SVU, innovation, tourism, experience economy, visa and green card, and the Supervisory Board in accordance with Section 71 of the Constitutional Act (supervision of psychiatric institutions).
Member of the management committee of the Social Liberal Party, Sydfalster, from 1993, and member of the party's central board. Chairman of the Danish Brundtland Campaign, 1989-1992. Member of the management committee of the Cultural Fund, 1992-1994. Chairwoman of the 'Green Fund' under the Ministry of the Environment, 1994-1997. Chairwoman of the committee for preserving traditional crafts from 1997.
Author of »Fremtidens AOF« (The Workers' Educational Association of the Future), 1991, »Folk og museer« (People and Museums), 1992, »På tværs af de kulturfondstøttede initiativer« (Across the Initiatives Supported by Cultural Funds), 1993. Co-author of »Bæredygtigt landbrug« (Sustainable Agriculture), 1991, »Landdistriktet leve?« (Long Live the Rural District?), 1991, and »Miljø og udvikling« (The Environment and Development), in »BRUD«, 1994.
Received the Danish Farmers' Union's first prize in the chronicle competition on the future of the cooperative movement, 1984. Shared first prize in the Cooperative Committee's chronicle competition »Andelssamfundet – vejen frem« (The Cooperative Movement – the Way Ahead), 1986. The Danish Medical Association's first prize for the competition regarding the health of children and youngsters in the year 2000 (1989). Won the Dafolo Award in 1989 for the competition »Kommunalpolitikeren i centrum« (Focus on the Municipal Politician). Awarded the 'Green Needle', prize awarded by the Federation of Danish Architects for remarkable work in the field of ecology, 1995. Won the Danish Society of Authors' Children's Cultural Award in 1998. The Danish Teachers' Union Cultural Award in 1999, and Frederikshavn Municipality's Cultural Award in 2000.
This biography was edited on November 13th 2007 and will not be updated.
The biography is no longer updated from November 14th 2007.