Bart Groothuis

Bart Groothuis

(Renew, NL), European Parliament


Bart Groothuis (1981) is a member of the European Parliament on behalf of the Dutch People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), which is part of the liberal political group Renew Europe. He is a member of the Industry, Research and Energy committee and a substitute member for the committee Security and Defence. In parliament, he focuses on cybersecurity, especially in his role as Rapporteur of the NIS II Directive, the energy transition and disinformation & foreign interference. 

Before Bart became member of the European Parliament in February 2020, he was head cybersecurity for the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

Commissions and Delegations European Parliament:

  • Delegation for relations with Iran (member since March 2020, vice-chair since July 2020)
  • Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (member since March 2020)
  • Special Committee on Foreign Interference in All Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (member since September 2020)
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs (substitute since February 2020)
  • Subcommittee on Security and Defence (substitute since February 2020)
  • Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Bart lives in Voorburg with his wife and 2 kids.