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Break Out: Make yourself heard! What should be discussed during the Election Debate for Young Rotterdammers when it concerns Rotterdam as an entrepreneurial city? – Venture Café

February 1, 2018, 17:30 - 18:15

As you may know, the Municipality elections (Gemeenteraadsverkiezingen) are coming up on 21-March, including – of course – the Municipality of Rotterdam.

On 21-February, exactly one month ahead of the elections, young Rotterdammers will be united! Venture Café, ROT.Jong, R’damse Nieuwe and Jong’R – all network organisations for young and entrepreneurial Rotterdammers – are collaborating to provide young Rotterdammers (older than 18 years, younger than 35 years) with a special Election Debate (Verkiezingsdebat).

The party leaders (lijsttrekkers) of the political parties in Rotterdam will be present to debate around four subjects that were selected by the organising parties, as they are subjects that are very important to young Rotterdammers. 300 young voters will have the opportunity to witness the debate and to talk to the politicians about the matters that concern them as well as the future of their city. Rajae El Mouhandiz and Kim Coppes will be hosting and moderating the discussions.

The four selected subjects for the debate are:

  • Housing market (ROT.Jong)
  • Culture (R’damse Nieuwe)
  • Sustainability (Jong’R)
  • Entrepreneurship (Venture Café)

For each of the subjects specific statements and questions are to be developed. Venture Café, logically, focuses on entrepreneurship and wants to get your input!

Join this session to provide your input and ideas about the following:

On 21-Feb during the Election Debat for Young Rotterdammers, what should the party leaders (lijsttrekkers) of the political parties debate about, when it concerns the future of Rotterdam as an entrepreneurial city?

Everyone is welcome to join this break out to provide input!

Since there is limited capacity, the Election Debate is an invite-only event. However, are you a young Rotterdammer part of the Venture Café community and interested to join on 21-February? Please shoot an e-mail to with your name and organization and we will reach out to you if there are still spots available.



February 1, 2018
17:30 - 18:15