2 June: Community Engagement Festival at LUC The Hague

the keynote address,

the keynote address, "Flipping the system", will be deliverd by Mr. Evers

On Tuesday, June 2, Leiden University College will celebrate the completion of its inaugural Community Project course on "Multicultural Education in The Hague."  Please join us to learn about the interesting work LUC students have been doing in local schools, and to find out how YOU can get involved with this and other exciting projects in the city of The Hague.

We will begin with words of welcome from Prof. dr. Jos Schaeken, Dean of LUC, and Ingrid van Engelshoven, Deputy Major of the City of The Hague and alderman for the Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education.

Next, we'll move on to a four-part programme:

Student panel

Dr. Ann Marie Wilson will introduce the Community Project course and LUC students will present on the experiences they have had as volunteers at the Johan de Witt Schooland at the College St. Paul. They will also talk to us about the independent research they have done on issues surrounding multicultural education, migration, and diversity in the Netherlands and beyond.

Volunteer fair

There will also be a Volunteer Fair in collaboration with LUC-V, where you can meet up with local organisations that can use your help in The Hague.

Keynote on education

And we will host a keynote address by Jelmer Evers , the Dutch nominee for the 2015 Global Teacher Prize. Mr. Evers teaches history at the innovative UniC school in Utrecht and writes, speaks, and consults widely about the politics of education. At 5pm, he will talk to us about "Flipping the System": building a positive future for secondary education in the Netherlands. A lively Q&A will follow.

Food, drinks & music

Finally, all of this will wrap up with a festive borrel at AkBar, LUC's student bar.


The festival is free and open to the public, but please register so we know to expect you.
You are welcome to attend part or all of the festivities listed below.


Practical details

3:00 pm   Student Panel on Community Engagement 
4:30 pm   Volunteer Fair
5:00 pm   Keynote by Jelmer Evers
6:30 pm   Borrel and Live Music

All events will take place in and around the LUC Auditorium, located at 301 Anna van Buerenplein in The Hague (right next door to Den Haag  Centraal station). 
Click here for maps and directions.

More information

For more information please read our press release or visit the Engage The Hague website.

Last Modified: 20-05-2015