I Amsterdam: I (Do Not) Agree

In cooperation with Alumnikring Europese Studies (KES) and Studievereniging Europese Studies (SES)

14mrt2018 20:00 - 21:30


The Amsterdam municipal elections are approaching and politicians left and right are addressing topics that relate to the internationalisation of the city, such as housing, tourism, and the gap between haves and have-nots. For this evening, we will not invite politicians, but let you speak your minds by means of a European Studies House of Commons (“Lagerhuisdebat”).

The evening with be kicked-off with a short introduction on the topic, and our speaker for this introduction will select the best interventions during the evening. The debate will be moderated by Lenneke Hoedemaker, alumna of Europeans Studies. Topics that will be addressed:

  • A lack of affordable housing, for students and midlevel income families, while ever more apartments become part of an investment portfolio.
  • Tourists swarming the historical centre of town, by now a preservation site that it less and less suited to normal daily life.
  • The University of Amsterdam is so attractive for international students that it is reconsidering its liberal internationalisation strategy.


You can sign up for this program for free. If you subscribe for the program we count on your presence. If you are unable to attend, please let us know via spui25@uva.nl | T: +31 (0)20 525 8142.