We are in charge

Looking back at the opening of the academic year 2 September 2019

09/04/2019 | 10:48 AM

We did exploring the theme of democratic leadership. Are we really in charge? What can democratic leadership do to strengthen our democracy's resilience and streamline its decision-making? And what form should that leadership take? We did hearing from some leaders who have already demonstrated their ability to strike the right balance between creating support and taking the initiative, between listening, responsiveness and concrete action. Action that invites and challenges everyone to contribute to a better future - a shared future. Your future! 

The programme opened with a speech of Mirjam van Praag and a keynote of Paul Rösenmöller chairman of the VO-raad and chairman of GroenLinks in the senate. Then there was a round table discussion under the leadership of day-chair Eva Brouwer with young leaders (Diederick van der Wijk of Regufees Forward and Pieter Lossie, chairman of LAKS). Writer in residence Arnon Grunberg did tell a story and the Brotherhood Brassband provided the musical accompaniment. Afterwards there was a drink.

Look back at the Opening here.