As of October, Andrea Ugrinoska is IFLRY’s new Executive Director, she is IFLRY’s only full-time employee, and is responsible for running IFLRY’s office in London. Krijn van Eeden, Libel co-editor, interviewed her to find out more about her and her role within the organisation. Can you tell me a little about yourself? I’m Andrea, I’m…

Take from this article information about personal branding, what to look for when trying to distinguish brand from action, and why separating brand from policy is vital. Selling your personal brand isn’t anything new. Musicians, politicians, and public figures sell themselves to the public instead of their music, policy, or actionable business solutions. In some…

The Netherlands is often seen as a country in which freedom, tolerance and human rights are celebrated and well-respected. Its citizens generally enjoy a very high level of well-being. But what about the refugees in the Netherlands? Do they benefit from this country’s supposed liberal and progressive values? Can they expect to receive the treatment…

The EU-Turkey deal was celebrated by politicians all around Europe as an example of successful European cooperation on a highly pressing issue. It seems to have been effective in discouraging illegal crossings from Turkey to Greece. But is this really a sustainable solution? And how can European countries share the burden of accommodating the hundreds…

In spring last year, social liberal youth party Jonge Democraten (JD) opened up a pop up shop selling Ecstacy pills, in order to campaign for the legalisation of MDMA. Libel editor Krijn van Eeden interviewed JD president Wouter van Erkel about the Campaign. Just to give us a sense of the situation in the Netherlands:…

Migrants in dire conditions, arriving at Europe’s borders, have been in the news for more than two years now. European states claim to be on top of the situation. But are they? Are they doing enough? And are they doing the right things? This is the first of a series of articles, in which we, members…

Meet Astrid Zwinkels, a 25-year-old Jonge Democraten member, who tries to influence Dutch policy on Prostitution. Not only is her academic career dedicated to this subject, she is also involved in JD’s working group Diversity & Participation. Apart from that she is official secretary of the student council of the University of Amsterdam. DEMO magazine…