Hi, I'm Liza Saris
A Project Coordinator, advisor and movement builder with experience in (policy) research, strategic advocacy projects, creating process strategy for new projects and facilitation/moderation of groups and events.
I studied European Identity and Integration in Amsterdam. After my studies, I started 'Where is Europe' and later co-founded European May. This is how I rolled into project coordination and when I discovered my passion for process strategizing and long-term project planning.
In 2018 I conducted research on the City ID for GroenLinks Amsterdam and developed a policy proposal. Later I continued as a program assistant at the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies, where I supported EU-funded research and projects in communication and production.
In 2019 I started the role of project coordination at City Rights United for Here to Support. In 2022 we ended the project with an international 3-days conference in Amsterdam, visited by over 300 people, when we launched our Toolkit for Inclusive Cities.
When I moved to Berlin in 2021, I continued my work for Here to Support. The most recent project I'm involved in is Re:Framing Migration in European Media.
Production (event & project)
Project process development
I believe that enabling people to become active citizens and do good in the world, is key in making the world a better place.
I support projects and ideas to reach their goals in the most efficient way possible without losing sight of the process. In this way we can maximize the impact of the project, not only by looking at the results but also by learning during the process.
I get energized by conversations about European democracy, politics, national identity, migration, and citizenship.
With my positive attitude, I empower, mobilize and connect people. I thrive in multicultural environments, political activism, and organizing grassroots communities. With my capacity to learn quickly new skills and new topics, I've been able to connect to many different issues related to international development.