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Ewoud Poerink


Ewoud was raised in a picturesque green village in the south of the Netherlands and he deeply enjoyed his ‘wonder years’ there.

Already before moving to Amsterdam in 1994, it was clear that he was attracted to history – in particular the parts that deal with conflicts. He thought one could learn from conflicts – be it the Israeli-Palestinian or squatters versus authority – in order to get a better understanding of how to solve it.

So now here he is: he finished his Masters in Modern History, stayed in post- /pre-conflict zones for some times, started some foundations aimed at increasing ‘social cohesion’ and deepening cultural understanding. His paid job is at the Center for Political Participation, and keeping his arrows aimed at the future.


Updated February 2009