The to-do list: TopDutch events guide 6th - 11th of March 2023

TopDutch Events Guide

Dutch spring break is over which means it's time to get back to work/school! while planning your week you might want to take a look at this weeks events in the TopDutch region. Whether it’s in your work-life or you’re looking for something to broaden your horizon, the TopDutch region is packed with events that’ll inspire you to do your part in changing the world.

For Talent and sustainable companies


Meet Your Future in Sustainability is the career event where motivated young professionals and sustainable organisations can find each other. With more than 250 jobseekers, 30 speakers, 70+ vacancies and more than 40 companies the previous editions were a great success! Until now, this career event was organised under the name Meet Your Future in Energy, but from this year, it has a broader sustainable focus and will continue under the name Meet Your Future in Sustainability.

Where? Energy Academy Europe (Nijenborgh 6, Groningen) When? Thursday the 9th of March, 13:00 -16:00 (GMT+1)

For Creative Talent

UNLOCK: Creatives Meet Circular Fryslân

The event program is in Dutch, but English-speaking creatives are cordially invited to join in on the networking by the creative network Mooiedingenmakers.

Working on the future of Fryslân? These are the goals: in 2030 Fryslân should be the most circular region of Europe. Fryslân will also be a leader in water technology and climate adaptation. And livability ensures that Frisians are the happiest!

To achieve these goals, creativity is needed. From designers, artists, storytellers, creative thinkers and other creators of beautiful things.

During UNLOCK we therefore bring together the frontrunners of those Frisian ambitions and the creative sector. Expand your network with great companies, learn what creative challenges they face and discover what contribution you can make to the Fryslân of the future.

Where? Ruiterskwartier 41, Leeuwarden. When? Thursday the 9th of March, 15:00-18:00 (GMT+1)

For the Jobseekers

CV Critique

Make it in the North works together with Boost – CV & Cover Letter Writers to offer you a free 1-on-1 CV critique sessions. Make it in the North makes 4 slots of 30 minutes available every 2 weeks.

Where? TBD. When? friday the 10th of March, 09:00 – 11:00 (GMT+1)

For the politically engaged

Studium Generale: Populist Politicians in Power - Paul Taggart

Populist politicians thrive on being in opposition as their ideas often challenge and oppose the establishment. At the same time, it is a widespread misconception that populists in power are doomed to fail. But what exactly happens when populist politicians move into positions of power? Which strategies do they develop? Do populists in office maintain their credentials, or do they moderate and abandon their political agenda? Are they able to change the political landscape? Professor of Politics Paul Taggart identifies different patterns of behavior of populists in the office, and shows how the anti-establishment element can provide a particular challenge for populists, once they have become part of the establishment. He draws on the variety of recent experiences of populism in power across the world, from Italy’s veer to the right to the rise of populism in Latin America. 

The lecture will be chaired by Léonie de Jonge, Assistant Professor in European Politics & Society at the University of Groningen. She was recently appointed member of "De Jonge Akademie" of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Where? A900 (next to Academybuilding), Broerstraat 9 Groningen When? Wednesday the 8th of March, 16:00 – 17:15 (GMT+1)

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