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David Jan Meijer

David Jan Meijer – Secretary ESN Board 2018/2019
Hello there! My name is David Jan Meijer. I am the secretary of the 31st ESN Groningen Board and a law student with experience in privacy and rental law.

Why the ESN Board?
I’ve always been interested in the international community, but I got mostly engaged by my work for the Rental Team of the Groninger Students Union, in which I helped students with their rental issues. Before my studies, I have participated in international debating competitions and I very much enjoyed meeting new people from all over the world. During my studies, I got engaged in local politics and I wanted to play an active role in not only making international students ready for Groningen but also making Groningen ready for international students. Therefore a board year at ESN was the perfect opportunity for me.

Function description
The Secretary function is a position with many clear tasks. I am responsible for the minutes, newsletter, sending out invitations, and being the main contact person for questions from international students. Furthermore, I’m responsible for the privacy policy of ESN and work together with the educational institutes and the municipality on the housing issue in Groningen. But besides that, my position contains many more things. This year I am partly responsible for the committee competition and I have two awesome committees to lead, the Sports Committee and the SocialErasmus Committee.

Another thing in your function as a board member is organising the Introduction Week. I am responsible for recruiting all the ESN Crew Members and Introduction Guides who make this week a great success. Next to that, I am the organizer of the legendary Pub Crawl at the start of the Introduction Week, and am responsible for maintaining good relations with all pubs in Groningen.

I’m looking forward to working together with my five other board members this year and dedicate my whole academic year to ESN Groningen. ESN is a great international organization and we offer all kinds of activities, so I’m convinced everyone can find their place in ESN.

If you would like to find out more about ESN or about what exactly the Secretary does within the board then don’t hesitate to contact me!

Phone number: +31 50 363 71 76

Mobile number: +31 6 83 04 49 85

Mail: secretary@esn-groningen.nl