Become an active member of ERA and work with other philosophy students to organise study and/or career-related events with other philosophy students! Being an active member will teach you many skills, but above all else it's a lot of fun to work together with your fellow students. Here you'll find an overview of the function and composition of all committees in the academic year of 2020 - 2021.
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Academic Committee (ADAM)
The primary task of the academic committee is to provide academic support to all different types of philosophy students. They do this by organizing study sessions for (mainly) first-year courses. In addition, they maintain the inter-esse buddy system and the study drive. There is also room for organizing events such as debates, reading groups and film clubs.
Chair: Katharina Solita Puškaš
Secretary: Mark van Loon
Treasurer: Jonas Vos
General members: Stefanie Ramjan, Kas Molenaar
Board member: Aniek van Kaam
From left to right: Jonas, Solita, Aniek, Kas, Mark, Stefanie
External Relations Committee
The goal of the external relations committee is to collect a budgeted amount of money by offering our members products and events of (philosophical) high quality. This is traditionally done by organizing book auctions and selling merchandise. This past year we have added the sale of instax-photos at events, the making of an almanac and maintaining our pen pals initiative.
Chair: Raoul Titulaer
Secretary: Margot van Baarsen
Treasurer: Maud van Deuveren
General member: Aretti van Druten
Board member: Anina Vliegen
From left to right: Aretti, Anina, Raoul, Maud, Margot
The ‘cultural committee’ has been tasked with enriching ERA culturally. This is done by hosting various cultural events like expositions, and evenings where philosophy can be discussed. Besides events, they are free to add some culture to ERA in any way conceivable. This is a low-effort committee, meaning you will not need to have weekly meetings.
Chair: Max Pijbes
Secretary: Anisha de Vries
Treasurer: Marjolein Dudink
General members: Sofie Neuteboom, Iza Bakker
From left to right: Marjolein, Max, Iza, Anisha, Sofie
EVA, also called the event committee, will make sure that there are some fun events once in a while. The events by EVA are organized to be fun. In this committee you will think about events yourself and you will make sure that it runs smoothly!
Chair: Elma Wichers
Secretary: Robin 't Jong
Treasurer: Berdien Meijer
General member: Zara Keijzer
Board member: Mandy Hendriks
From left to right: Berdien, Mandy, Elma, Zara, Robin
In the education committee you will share your passion for philosophy with elementary schools. you will offer schools a 4-week module developed by ERA, and arrange for students to teach them. This committee is low-effort, meaning you will not need to have weekly meetings.
Chair: Victor Hijzen
Secretary: Azra Cutic
Treasurer: Lianne Enkhuizen
General members: Tom Matthijssen, Sten Petersen
From left to right: Lianne, Tom, Azra, Victor
Philosophers At Work Committee (FAW)
The Philosophers-At-Work (FAW) committee will take on a slightly different form this year than it did previously. Aside from hosting four teaching moments for the course ‘Filosofisch Atelier’ (a course only offered and mandatory to full time students) focussed on showing different career paths to the philosophers of the future, committee members will be organizing working visits as well as lectures to find out what has become of previous graduates. Furthermore, this committee will be responsible for contact with the ESPhil alumni and stimulate students to join (voluntary) initiatives in Rotterdam.
Chair: Anne Fleur Hoctin Boes
Secretary: Jules van Beurden
Treasurer: Max Giezen
General member: Toine Spoormakers
Board member: Stijn Voogt
From left to right: Anne Fleur, Max, Toine, Jules, Stijn
Do you love to (plan out your) travel? Are you always the one dragging your family places on holiday? If so, you might be interested in our travelling committee! If not, you still might like to join anyway! A year with the travelling committee will guarantee you to gain or improve these skills. We organise two trips every year to destinations within Europe, packed with ERA fun and philosophical insights.
Chair: Annabelle Vroone
Secretary: Jorne Douven
Treasurer: Ian Enserink
General member: Alyssa Oedit
Hilde van Hemert: Hilde van Hemert
Board member: Georgios Tsimarakis
From left to right: Ian, Georgios, Jorne, Annabelle, Hilde, Alyssa