EVENT DATE: Nov 23, 2016
From the 23rd of November till December 11th, students and staff of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have the opportunity to vote in the first ever academic referendum. In this referendum the academic community can vote on how and if the UvA should become more democratic and decentralized. This will have a long lasting affect on the university, and possibly other institutes of higher education in the Netherlands. In this referendum over forty thousand people will be able to vote and these people need to reached, informed and as result of that cast a vote. To make sure of this, a campaign committee was found. This committee, however, lacks funding and volunteers to start such a campaign. The committee first turned to the university for help, but the Board of Directors (CvB), at this very moment still deny giving any funds. Therefore we hereby ask the academic community, sympathizers of the Maagdenhuis and Bungehuis occupation and everybody else that supports the referendum to help us out by becoming a volunteer and/or fund the campaign. Lets give the Academic community a real say in which direction the University should go!