Projects

Fractie GroenLinks Amsterdam —Policy Researcher  

October 2018  - December 2018 

I conducted a research on different initiatives in Europe on the topic ‘City Rights for Undocumented’. I interviewed NGOs and city governments to learn from their policy experiences and translated these to the political context in Amsterdam. I also took part in an expertise session by the Council with undocumented residents of Amsterdam as part of the research. I drafted different policy proposals for the city council, in paid assignment for Femke Roosma. The results were reported in Het Parool and discussed in the Council of Amsterdam.

‘Where is Europe?’ — European Storytelling & Interviews

April 2018  - March 2019

During this self-initiated project I collected stories and perspectives on European Identity all over Europe. For four months I interviewed cultural entrepreneurs, activists, politicians, academics and locals about their vision on Europe and the EU. The results are published on the website. I was invited and funded for a lecture at Windesheim Zwolle and organised a funded workshop for NGO campaigners in Brussels.

European May —Co-Coördinator   
September  2018  - May 2020


A collective transnational grassroots campaign with and by progressive and Pro-European activists, individuals, organisations etc. in more than 11 European cities that I co-founded. I was responsible for the long term strategic planning, community management and the research for a strategic campaign and narrative. 


•    As part of the campaign, I organised Dialogue Conference session at Sexyland 8 May 2019. Speakers: Stem op een Vrouw, Code Rood, Anila Noor / New Women Connectors. 

 

•    Teaching a workshop at Koninklijke Scholengemeenschap Apeldoorn ‘EU Cultural Policy in the making’


•    Participated as a speaker at a debate at Pakhuis de Zwijger: A Common Europe

 

New Europeans, Amsterdam —Program Intern 
January  2016  - July 2016


Six months Cultural activist project as part of the program of the Dutch presidency of the EU. I supported the multicultural group of artists in content creation, in production of the events and drafting the monthly reports of the project for the Ministry of Foreign affairs. I specifically supported the artists in engaging with topics in the European studies field like symbolism, identity and European governance.  Read More


•    Freedom Dinner dialogue about the independence of the Dutch Colonies with amongst others guest Prof. Dr. Gloria Wekker. Coordinated by Devika Partiman


•    Collaborative project with Wael El Allouche: ‘Conversations with Franz Fanon – European Masks’ . 

Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam — Research intern

Februari 2015  - Juli 2015

As Research Intern I independently analysed the differences in public debates between the Netherlands and Germany during the election campaigns for the European Parliament. The research consisted of an in-depth analyses of language used, narratives and topics chosen in the political party programs and media debates for both countries. 

Contact :

Liza Saris 

lizasaris@gmail.com

Amsterdam

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