Theme Night on Dutch Politics
On Tuesday 19th of February the SPIL held a night on Dutch politics in The Hague. The aim of the event was to bring Dutch politics and the history behind it, closer to international students. Besides, a general inside from professor R. Koole into Dutch politics Marieke van Doorn also spoke about her role as member of the municipality council and students talked with her about current problems students face in The Hague, such as the housing problem. These two presentations were followed by short introductions from youth organizations from Dutch political parties. The representatives gave a brief overview of the position of their organization and also talked about their opinion on immigration and internationalization in a Q&A. The event gave international students not only the opportunity to get an overview of the development of Dutch politics, but also gave them the opportunity to ask some pressing questions as for example about the housing problem in The Hague.
By Catrin Böcher