The External Department of 020

Our members in the External Department of 020 are emerged in, as the name implies, external matters. To summarise, they produce the content we publish, look for possible partnerships with other organisations and reach out to stakeholders on behalf of 020.

Besides that, they are in contact with our coordinators in multiple studies across the University of Amsterdam. Our coordinators help us come up with new events and other ways to support the students of the UvA in every faculty.

antoon - member of the external department
Writing - Team Leader

Antoon Versieck

Writing - Researcher & Writer

Fanny Unterrreiner

Writing - Researcher & Writer

Veronica Zanon

Writing - Researcher & Writer

Noor Vissram

Writing - Researcher & Writer

Inkeri Lipasti

Writing - Researcher & Writer

Elisa Matz

Creative Team - Designer

Zein Al Naggar

Creative Team - Social Media

Leo Broussard

Creative Team - Graphic Design

Alexandra Ivanova

Writing - Researcher & Writer

Patricia Beschea

caroline - 020
Outreach - Team Leader

Caroline Loher

Outreach - Political Science Coordinator

Davide Cardu

Outreach - Political Science Coordinator

Dasha Finikova

Outreach - Political Science Coordinator

Jake Ingenthron

Outreach - Political Science Coordinator

Ole Butenschön

Outreach - PPLE Coordinator

Sertara Kurt

Nathalie - 020
Outreach - Psychology Coordinator

Nathalie Fengler

Outreach - European Studies Coordinator

Michal Franas

Outreach Team - European Studies Coordinator

Laura Gelsema

meiling - external coordinator
Outreach Team - Psychology Coordinator

Meiling Geiges

Outreach - Communication Science Coordinator

Victoria Obeegadoo

Outreach - Sociology Coordinator

Emilia Gruhn

Campaign and Strategist

Barbora Havlíčková

  • Besides being the Leader of the Writing Team in the External Department of 020, I keep myself busy with languages, travelling, and studying. Therefore, to combine these three interests, I will go on exchange in Brazil, also to explore its surroundings. Those who want to explore the city, have questions about the UvA, or simply play a game of volleyball, can always hit me up!
  • Hi there! I’m a member of External, but more precisely a copywriter for 020. In the Party, I am responsible for the writing of blog posts in which the vision of the party is put forward. To say something about myself, I am 23 years old, half-Dutch, half-Polish and currently a second-year student of Political Science at UvA. However, since I have a background in journalism, I can really put my skills to use here. Above all, 020 is the party for me due to my passion for helping students both in and outside the UvA.
  • My name is Noor Vissram and I am a member of both 020’s Policy Team and External’s Writing Team. I joined 020 with the aim of ensuring that students at the university feel heard and have as smooth of an educational experience as possible. Especially in regards to mental health and educational matters, I strive to come up with tangible and effective policies to make changes that are beneficial to us all.
  • My name is Inkeri and I am a first-year student in Economics and Business Economics at the UvA. I’ve always had a passion for communication, and I work as a part of the External Committee’s writing team.
    I truly vibrate with 020’s core values of inclusion, mental health and the overall wellbeing of students. Working at 020 is a chance for me to challenge myself, and to meet amazing people on the way. Besides, it is a great way to have an impact within the student community.
  • Being half-German, half-Ukrainian, and growing up in many culturally diverse countries has made inclusivity one of my core values. This is why I eventually decided to join 020. I want students to feel that we are one big community and that we have a voice. Moreover, when I am not on campus studying, you can find me exploring hidden spots in the city with a film camera or engaging in a thought-provoking discussion about the meaning of the universe.
  • Hi everyone! I am Davide and proudly part of the External Department of 020. Outgoing and conversational, I love being surrounded by different people that challenge and stimulate me. Above all, I joined 020 because of its purpose to create a community of students that extends beyond just one faculty and works together with everyone, no matter their position or party affiliation.
  • I am an outgoing girl with a true Russian soul. So, I love communicating and meeting new people whenever I can. All in all, I joined 020 to make other international students feel more welcome at the UvA. Thus, If any of you ever need a tour guide around Amsterdam and a borrel connoisseur, you know who to contact.
  • I am a half-French and half-American second-year Political Science student at the UvA. Above all, I decided to join 020 as I saw it as an opportunity to improve the experience of the students and also to challenge myself. You can find me enjoying all types of social experiences, ranging from thought-provoking discussion to pickup basketball.
  • To begin with, I consider myself to be a very approachable and outgoing person. Consequently, I enjoy organisational and communicational tasks which also makes working in External so enjoyable. I decided to join 020 as I am especially determined to improve everyone’s experience at the UvA.
  • My name is Sertara and I am the external coordinator for PPLE. One of the most important aspects of society is communication, which is why I joined 020. Our party differs from others by directly influencing and helping students. My aim in this team is to not only promote but also explicitly inform students on all sorts of topics that will help them get through their academic years. Hereby, I aim to support and promote the expansion of 020 into PPLE.
  • My name is Nathalie Fengler, and I am a second-year psychology student. I have an international background, having grown up in North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. From my experiences, I have developed an open mindset and learned how to adapt to different environments. I, therefore, can easily put myself in the shoes of any student who is beginning a new life in Amsterdam.
    I joined 020 in hopes of making a change to increasing the quality of life for all students at the UvA. Navigating through life as a student can be stressful and daunting. Whether it be help with housing, what specialization to choose, or expanding your knowledge on a topic not covered in your course, 020 will be a guiding hand.
  • From growing up in London in the early stages of my life to moving back to The Netherlands, it was difficult to readjust to the cultural settings. As I am a Dutch student, I do understand the challenges internationals might face. Therefore, I want to support internationals at the UvA and allow them a say in the structure of the education system. I will aide 020 in this cause by carrying out the task of external coordinator.
  • I am Laura, a third-year European Studies student from Germany. I joined 020 due to my strong belief that the university system can only be effective through decentralised, diverse, and inclusive parties. In my view, 020 is extending decentralisation further by independently engaging with students from all faculties, therefore providing them with a way to be heard. Personally, I want to incorporate my abilities to support and foster student representation, transparency of information and political engagement.
  • My experience with different educational systems has brought my attention to diverse factors that can improve or impair a student’s learning experience. At 020, and as an advocate for future-oriented education, I hope to prepare students for a smooth transition into their professional lives, by connecting them with relevant industry professionals.
  • Hi, I’m Victoria, 21, and in the last year of my Bachelor in Communication Science. I was born and raised on Mauritius island amongst an array of different cultures. At a personal level you’ll find me with a positive attitude towards life, friendly, motivated to learn new things, and reliable. I decided to join O20 after working on Project Major, in order to be more involved with contributing to university life. I am now more than happy to be part of the External team and organize events for students!
  • As an international student studying Sociology, I was drawn to 020 because of its commitment to diversity and change at UVA. Additionally, I found the external department, specifically the Outreach team, perfect for me because I love to interact and learn from others. The team creates an engaging and exciting environment that I was very eager to join. As a member, I hope to aid UVA students and discover what further changes need to be made.
  • Having worked as a campaigner for the 2018 Czech presidential elections, I thus have experience organising and executing political campaigns. My peers describe me as a passionate, reliable, and straight-forward person who knows how to manage the behind-the-scenes activities both efficiently and effectively. To summarise, these skills and characteristics have undoubtedly proven valuable in 020’s External Department where campaigning is always ongoing.
  • I decided to join 020 to be more involved with the university.
  • I joined 020 in order to be closer to fulfilling my urge of helping other students with their university life by also actively advocating for inclusivity, especially regarding gender and sexuality.
  • Education and research are of utmost importance in all aspects of our ever-changing society. It should therefore be our goal to make universities places of radical inclusivity, accessible to people from various backgrounds and paths of life. By joining the 020 policy team, I hope to contribute to finding solutions to some of the issues students at the UvA are facing, focusing specifically on decolonization and diversification of curricular materials, financial support for students, as well as the mental well being of the student body.
  • I decided to join 020 as I strongly relate to the association’s core values such as sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. Moreover, I appreciate the association’s way of supplying information to students in an inclusive way via easily readable and cohesive media. I will be working in the Social Media Team.
  • I joined because i love being creative and I really like 020’s values that are rooted in diversification and mental health support