The following people have committed to supporting our organisation. We are delighted to receive the trust of this omnifarious collective of patrons. Together with the European Youth Parliament, they also believe in the importance of teaching the Dutch youth critical thinking and active citizenship whilst bringing them closer to Europe.
Patrons (Comité van Aanbeveling)
Patrons of the European Youth Parliament the Netherlands
“The European Youth Parliament brings young people together in a meaningful way to think about governance issues and the promotion of European unity - an aim that I heartily support”
- Drs. Mariëtte Hamer
Drs. Mariëtte Hamer
President of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER)
Dhr. Feike Sijbesma
Honorary Chairman Royal DSM
Drs. Frans van Houten
CEO of Royal Philips N.V.
Dr. Neelie Kroes
Non-executive board member Salesforce and former Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda
Picture taken by Marjolein Vinkenoog
Drs. Monika Sie Dhian Ho
General Director of Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations
Drs. Robert de Groot
Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union
Patrons of Maastricht 2021 - the 4th International Forum of EYP the Netherlands
In April 2021, the 4th International Forum of EYP the Netherlands takes place in Maastricht under the theme “The Digital Generation: Setting an Innovative Agenda”. This Forum will not only be supported by our long-term patrons, but also by the following people who specifically carry a warm heart to the city of Maastricht. They share our values and support our mission, and are excited for us to bring EYP to Maastricht.
Violinist, conductor and founder of the Johann Strauss Orchestra
Dr. Mathieu Segers
Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration at Maastricht University and Dean of University College Maastricht
Prof. dr. Rianne Letschert
Rector Maastricht University
Patrons of Rotterdam 2018 - the 88th International Session of the EYP
The following people have supported Rotterdam 2018 – the 88th International Session of the EYP. This event was a joint effort by European Youth Parliament The Netherlands and the Schwarzkopf Stiftung and invited 300 young students from all over Europe to The Netherlands to debate about topics under the theme “Discovering Global Europe”. We thank them for their support.
F.A. van Houten
CEO at Royal Philips
CEO at VluchtelingenWerk Nederland
P. de Krom
CEO at TNO
CEO at Port of Rotterdam
Former CEO at Royal DSM N.V.
Prof. Mr. J.P.H. Donner
Vice-president of Raad van State
R.E. de Groot
Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the EU
King’s Commissioner of South Holland
Prof. Dr. J.P. Balkenende
Partner at Ernst & Young and Professor at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Prof. Dr. H.A.P. Pols
Rector Magnificus at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
CEO at AEGON N.V.