VeerStichting

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Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau

Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau

Head of Cabinet European Commissioner Neelie Kroes (2013-2014)

“Express yourself, as you are the future. Listen and learn, because you are the present. The VeerStichting brings together different generations with diverse insights to discuss the future of society and be inspired by new insights.”

Neelie Kroes

Neelie Kroes

European Commissioner for Digital Agenda (2010-2014) and European Commissioner for Competition (2004-2010)

“New ideas and insights from the younger generation. VeerStichting provides a platform for interaction between generations and disciplines. My generation can learn from young people on the Internet and in the digital world. Nobody can do more than hold a lease on wisdom, or pretend to. What a breath of fresh air!”

Sophie Hilbrand

Sophie Hilbrand

Dutch presenter and actress

“The great thing about the VeerStichting is that for two days you’re immersed in a theme which normally you wouldn’t be concerned about, but which is very relevant to you. It is ambitious, well thought-out, clever and incredibly inspiring. I think it’s fantastic that the foundation makes it possible for so many students to come into contact with great thinkers.”

Alexander Rinnooy Kan

Alexander Rinnooy Kan

Former Chairman Dutch Social-Economic Council

“The annual VeerStichting event gives students an extraordinary opportunity to acquire greater knowledge about society – and vice versa.”

Eddy Terstall

Eddy Terstall

Movie Director

“Whether you’ve run three multinationals or made twenty films; you never stop learning. You are always a student.”

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Melanie Schultz van Haegen

Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment

“Everytime I experience the VeerStichting symposium as a party. Getting out of your regular work to learn and to be amazed. The mix of old and young people is extra fun.”

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Justus Bruns

Designer and Artist

“I experience the VeerStichting as a catalyst. All the ideas and plans that are exchanged here , reinforce each other through special meetings . You have to go there! “

Daan Roosegaarde

Pioneer, artist , entrepreneur and designer

“At the VeerStichting old and new worlds come together. What I noticed they have in common is curiosity ; investing in new dreams. That is our new capital. “

Rik Torfs

Rik Torfs

Rector of the Catholic University of Leuven

“Brilliant students and designers of society, people who actually do matter in society. Dynamism and energy , which can only be due to the VeerStichting . “

Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson

British photographer and filmmaker

“There I was, telling my stories over these amazingly two days. Days which I will never ever forget and nor the people that were listening”