Keynote speaker and moderator, expert on Youth Power and Participation,
Concept Developer, Intersectional Environmentalist, Impact Manager and consultant, Impact Campaigns, Trendwatcher, Intergenerational Collaboration and stories of Impact.
My work is strongly connected to what I stand for:
restoring the connection within- and between people and restoring the connection to our planet. This can take many forms (as you can imagine) so my career has been a great adventure of exploring different methods and sectors to find out what works best- and what doesn't.
I've gathered knowledge and experience in international and national politics, activism, future research, environmentalism, NGO's and creative industries and film- and
What people say.
“Eefke is thoughtful, bold and inspired. A unique combination. I wouldn’t hesitate to put her in sessions about sustainability, climate, inclusivity and youth participation.
Eefke is an all-rounder. She acts intuitively to what the scene and ambiance of the room is asking for. A remarkable talent. As UN Youth Representative on Sustainable Development she spoke to world leaders in formal halls, but she is also very effective in smaller groups. For example when she speaks at schools or in nature with youth, experts and policy makers.
She knows how to engage participants effortlessly, in a full theater as well as in a small working group. This is because she radiates this natural balance, is always well informed and knows how to provoke the audience with surprising questions and ideas.”
— Leonie van der Stijl, Senior policy officer climate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs NL
“Eefke was extraordinary in facilitating our full day sustainability program. Her preparation was outstanding, and on the day itself she was sharp yet constructive – asking all the right questions. We’ve got to know Eefke as an independent and refreshing thinker and good listener. Eefke helped unravel and drive the immense and complex challenge we face in striving for a sustainable future, and in doing so she still managed to make us all laugh with her touch of humor.”
— Irene Kamp, Corporate Sustainability,
*acts super surprised:
"Wow! You're actually pretty funny!"
— My dear collegue and friend Mert Kumru
Kind yet fierce when it comes to global justice, Eefke is a perfect match with Dr. Monk. Her antennas pick up any signal of the emerging brave new world. Her notebook with world-changing concepts gets filled every day.
— Ama van Dantzig & Lynn Zebeda, Dr. Monk.
Her wisdom, calmness and positive attitude had a lasting impact on the project, the children and her fellow volunteers. It was a pleasure to get to know her and be part of the team which she so ably led. I hold her in the greatest admiration and respect.
— Lisa Caruso, - Los Angeles
Volunteer team Camp Port Pireus Athens
Everyone drew energy and happiness from Eefke’s love for serving and working. Despite all the difficulties she faced, she never lost sight of the ultimate goal: making the refugees’ lives better, no matter what. Even across cultures, she was amiable: laughing, talking, being friends with them after just a few days of working together. I can’t say enough about Eefke; the fact that she is a university student and has already had all of this leadership experience is incredible. I cannot wait to see what she does with the rest of her life and career.
— Lauren Chan, San Francisco
Humanitarian Aid, Greece
Your kindness and courage, your enquiring mind and social conscience are surely the qualities for a very successful future.
— Cate Sutton, Australia
'Having had the privilege of working together with Eefke for two years has shown me how she both possesses the empathy and openness that the world so desperately needs today while at the same time maintaining her fierce and driven energy.'
— Hajar Yagkoubi, former UN Youth Representative on Human Rights and Security