Lambert van Nistelrooij is Member of the European Parliament since 2004 and he has been focusing on regional policy, research and innovation, energy, and the digital agenda. Lambert was member of the local community council and member of the ‘Provinciale en Gedeputeerde Staten’ in the region of Noord-Brabant from 1991-2004. He was the rapporteur for the General Regulation on the EU Regional Policy 2014-2020, including the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF, 325 billion euro).