My name is Dédé and I am the Managing Director of 020. I consider art, education, and entrepreneurship my biggest passions in life. Thus, I am always searching for new ways to combine these things into new ventures. Looking around, I see a lot of things that could be done in a more effective, humane, and inclusive way. For this purpose, we founded 020: to fight for certain positive change that actually impacts the lives of all students. 020 is what energises me every day of the week to give my full commitment to soon realise a University, city, and world that benefits us all.
In my eyes, the role of being the ‘Party Leader’ revolves around the notion of both communicating 020’s message to the outside world, whilst functioning as the link between 020’s many teams and individuals. There are two main aspects differentiating 020 from other student parties at the UvA. First, our hands-on approach to tackling any (political) issue at hand and, second, our fully inclusive organisation. We have created an environment in which all active members have an equal voice. Furthermore, collaboration, communication, and creativity are the fundaments upon which we continue to build. Together with the other devoted Board members, I strive to turn 020 into a Europe-wide student party, while maintaining a strong and cohesive internal organisation.