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  • My name is Dédé and I am the current Managing Director of 020. I consider art, education, and entrepreneurship my biggest passions in life, thus, I am always searching for new ways to combine these things into new ventures. When I look around, whether this is at UvA, in Amsterdam or even in the world as a whole, I see a lot of things that I believe could be done in a more effective, humane, and inclusive way. That is why we founded 020, to fight for a certain positive change, that actually impacts the everyday lives of all students. It is this that energises me every day of the week to give my full commitment, to one day realise a University, city, and world that works for us all.
    In my eyes, the role of being the ‘Party Leader’ revolves around the notion of both communicating 020’s message to the outsider world, whilst functioning as the link between 020’s many teams and individuals. What sets us apart from other political parties is not only our pragmatic and hands-on approach to tackling any (political) issue at hand, but, more importantly, our fully inclusive organisation. We have created an environment in which all active members have an equal voice and where collaboration, communication, and creativity are the fundaments upon which we continue to build. Together with the other devoted board members, I strive to turn 020 into an EU-wide political student party, while maintaining a strong and cohesive internal organisation.
  • In the simplest sense, I am a second-year Political Science student from Estonia and a co-founder of 020. This party has offered me a dual opportunity to improve my personal skills, whilst enacting tangible influence on my environment. Consequently, what truly motivates me is the potential 020 has in my eyes to not only be of benefit at the University on its various levels but, eventually, reach well beyond that; there are plenty of matters a straightforward student party could enhance. A drive, a goal like this is needed to voraciously enhance every students’ stance and prospectives at the UvA.
    As the Internal Director, the bulk of my tasks concern the day-to-day smooth running of 020: organising meetings, setting agendas, and ensuring that everyone’s up to date with what needs to be done. This, evidently, includes plenty of collaboration with the other Committees and constantly coming up with finer means to streamline the administrative and managerial side of the Party’s structure. To aid me with all that, we have the Internal Committee and, altogether, we are responsible for the practical coherence and efficiency of 020 as a whole.
  • My name is Viraj Kote and I am the External Director of 020. After living in different parts of the world, I believe that meaningful education is the solution to most of society’s problems. 020 perfectly embodies what it means to work towards meaningful education, which is why I am proud to be a part of the 020 team and I look forward to fruitful work that 020 will do.
    With my very capable and motivated team, we form the External Committee. We focus on enriching the lives of students in a two-fold manner. First, we organise campaigns to win student council elections with our candidates. Second, we engage with the students through enterprising products ranging from booklets on everyday issues such as housing in Amsterdam to career talks for the specialisations offered by the UvA. Also, the External Committee focuses on enhancing and growing 020’s presence on the internet through social media campaigns that help us achieve pragmatic and, yet, meaningful change.
  • I am a half Dutch and half Singaporean student studying at the University of Amsterdam. Diversity and inclusivity is at the forefront of my principles. Having been in the realm of international education, I appreciate the struggles that come with being in a new environment. The change of moving to a big city is daunting and that is why I joined this party because I believe in the potential that it has to drive change for students. 020 is a pragmatic party that represents students and I strongly believe that we can create substantial change for student life both inside and outside of University.
    I am the Head of Human Development. As a committee, we oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new members. We essentially manage and develop members within the Party. My day-to-day activities vary based on any upcoming projects that we have. However, it mainly revolves around ensuring that the process of joining the Party is a smooth transition and that everyone will have the information that they need- such as documents regarding how to set up your 020 email, and how to use the platform which we use to track our progress.
  • My name is Andreea and I’m an ex-professional debater passionate about elocution, negotiating, and strategy. My vision embodies life as a system of forces to be altered, mastered and harnessed in the name of learning, therefore, I am investing time and effort in developing and fortifying a proactive work ethic designed to typify excellence. Because innovation is a limited resource, me and my team strive to bring change and meaning, and I believe that is worth a thousand conversations!
    My role as the Chief Financial Officer essentially consists of managing all the financial actions of 020, tracking cash flow and financial planning as well as creating financial strategies for proper distribution of funds within the committees. I analyse the financial strengths and weaknesses and propose corrective actions accordingly, and maintain a good operation between the association and our potential partners.
  • Having had the chance to live in different cities throughout my life so far, I have come to appreciate the value of a diverse environment. Hence, one of the reasons I decided to co-founded 020 was to give international students a louder voice in the University issues, since it is not always heard. It is important to note, however, that as a candidate I will represent all students equally to ensure that widespread developments are carried out in the Faculty.
    In the FMG council, I have the role of vice chair for the 2020/21 year. The 020 pillars that focus on are quality of education and diversity. My diverse background and having lived in several different countries makes me the perfect candidate for ensuring representation of all students. On the other hand, the educational pillar is important to me since at 020 we believe it is crucial for each and every student to be able to maximise their university experience.
  • My name is Tommaso Catuzzato, I am a second-year political science student at the University of Amsterdam. I co-founded 020 because I saw a misrepresentation of the students at UvA, thus, wanting to form a political party that genuinely helps all students and makes their lives—whether in- or outside the University—easier. Being a part of 020 provides me with the opportunity to deal with the real issues that students encounter in an effective and pragmatic manner, hence, allowing me to better the wonderful community of students in Amsterdam.
    As the Policy Advisor for 020, my job is to lead the policy-making process. This is done by supervising multiple think tanks on a variety of topics and creating policies which will then be presented to the 020 candidates to implement in their respective councils. This position allows me to oversee the policy process day to day and bring forth the positive change I always hoped to initiate in the university when creating 020.