Word of Welcome from the President of Haarlem 2022

Dear Participants,

It is my greatest honour to be presiding Haarlem 2022 – Regional Conference of EYP the Netherlands and now it comes to great pleasure to welcome you to the session. It is always a pleasure to return to NCs that I have worked with, this time EYP the Netherlands has entrusted me with presiding over one of their sessions. Together with the amazing Leadership of the session we will do everything in our powers to make the session as enjoyable for you as possible. 

With the overarching theme: New Beginnings, and Haarlem 2022 specific motto: Navigating road to recovery, I believe that we are finally at a point where we can focus on how we can make our lives and society better rather than on how to survive one crisis after another. 

I believe that upon leaving Haarlem you will have made many new friends, discussed many new ideas and felt “connected” with people you have not even met a few days before. I strongly believe that though we may come from many different countries and backgrounds, at the end of the day, we are not all that different. As such, I aim for the academic focus of the session to be on how our differences connect us and how we can use them to learn more about each other. With that being said, I truly cannot wait for what is ahead of us.

See you soon in Haarlem

Marek Příplata