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.