For the local elections in Copenhagen
16th of November
An international voice in the city council? Vote Christopher Røhl!
My name is Christopher Røhl and I live on Amager with my wife. I am a long-time member of Radikale Venstre (B on the signs and the list), the social liberal party, which I have represented in city council for the past four years. I am passionate about politics especially as a local councillor.
Since being a councillor is a part time position, I am also doing a PhD in nanotechnology, commuting regularly between the University of Lund in Sweden and the technical university of Denmark in Lyngby.
I hold a master’s degree in Physics from the University of Copenhagen, and I wrote part of my dissertation at Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid under the Spanish National Research Council based in Madrid, Spain.
In my spare time I like to read books, spend time with friends and family and travel ,to get new perspectives. Just before the lockdown, I visited family in New Zealand and when the world opens up again, I would like to visit United States travelling around between states.
My political work
My regular travels and experience as a student have heavily influenced me and especially my political work. I have focused on employment and integration, as well as making Copenhagen an even nicer city than it already is. Especially for students, kids and adults by developing our cultural and sports facilities. I am particularly proud of having ensured that Copenhagen now has a student policy with concrete measures such as: mental health, housing and relevant projects for the students, and my ambition is to make Copenhagen the most student friendly city in Europe.
Another achievement has been to ensure more financial resources inviting the world to Copenhagen and companies to settle in our joint mission as becoming the most sustainable city in the world. We are a green city, and we can use this to attract both companies and work opportunities.
I believe expats and international students make Copenhagen a better and more interesting city, and we have to ensure that everyone gets a warm welcome. Information must be available in English and you should be offered good opportunities to learn Danish, as our weird, tongue twisting language is not always easy to grasp.
I hope you will consider voting for me!
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me, I would be happy to meet you for a coffee and hear more about your ideas.
Use your vote!
You can vote in the local and regional elections if;
You are 18 years old and are a Danish citizens, or a citizen of another EU member state, Iceland or Norway, or if you have resided in Denmark for a period of minimum 4 years prior to the election date (16th of November 2021)
If you meet the criteria, you are automatically included in the electoral register in the municipality where you live according to the CPR register. You do not need to register to vote, but will automatically receive your voting ballot (valgkort in Danish) in the mail. You can also vote early, by going to your local borgerservice and showing your ID and CPR number.
Learn more. Watch this short video about voting in Denmark: