Niklas, born in 1992 in Marl/Germany, is a Member of the European Parliament in the Greens/EFA group since July 2019. As member of the EP’s Committee on Culture and Education, he has already positioned himself as a proponent of the cultural and creative sectors and a strong voice for authors’ and performers’ rights in particular, having initiated and lead the EP’s Cultural Creators Friendship Group, as well as being shadow rapporteur for the Creative Europe programme 2021-2027.
Niklas is also coordinator for the Greens/EFA group in the Committee on Regional Development. Furthermore, he is part of the Spinelli Group, a group of pro-European Members of the European Parliament from various political groups. Living in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since 2013, Niklas describes himself as a child of the German reunification and as European.