Yesterday the network meeting for the Dutch Anna Lindh network took place in the Central Public Library (OBA) of Amsterdam. The meeting aimed to introduce the network members and their work to each other, and bring them closer together.

A diverse and motivated group of members participated. Sander Francken (Sander Francken Film) presented a film project he is currently developing with support of the Anna Lindh Foundation, and Elsi Rizvanolli gave a presentation on his organization, the Abraham Path Initiative.

Following these presentations, the idea of installing a Member Council was discussed and generally well received. An update to the internal rules was also considered. Members will be able to vote on both topics. After this governance session, Martijn Bergsma provided an interesting workshop on the Human Library concept and even brought a “human book”, with whom the participants could have an intriguing dialogue.

This first network meeting of the year proved successful for members to learn more about each other’s organizations and projects. EUROCLIO, as Head of Network, is looking forward to working with the Dutch network even more in the future. An extensive report on the network meeting will follow soon.