How can we strengthen our resilience in times of political uncertainties? How will Brexit affect the practice of designers and architects? And what are the implications of Brexit for taxation and social security? Visit the Brexit mini-symposium at Het Nieuwe Instituut on Wednesday 2 October, from 7 to 9 pm.
During the event Rogier van Tooren, Senior Policy Officer and founding member of the Brexit Taskforce at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will give a quick insight on where we're at, and where we might end up once the United Kingdom has officially left the European Union. Subsequently, our expert panel consisting of Tijana Stepanovic (DutchCulture), Vicky Fasten (BNO), Michel Geertse (BNA) and Dick Molenaar (All Arts Tax Advisors) will advise you on all matters concerning Brexit.
18.30 Doors open
19.00 Welcome by Willemijn Brakenhoff, International Programme Manager, Het Nieuwe Instituut
19.05 Keynote: Heads up of the Brexit situation: how it began and what we could expect – Rogier van Tooren (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
19.25 Keynote: Consequences for mobility of the design practice for and to the UK
19.50 Intermezzo by slam poet Lisette Ma Neza
20.00 Q&A with panellists Tijana Stepanovic (DutchCulture), Vicky Fasten (BNO), Michel Geertse (BNA) and Dick Molenaar (All Arts Tax Advisors)
20.50 Closing performance by slam poet Lisette Ma Neza
21.00 End of programme
Do you have a specific question that you would like answered? Send your questions in advance via this form, so we can answer them as fully as possible during the seminar.
- Rogier van Tooren, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
As a Senior Policy Officer and founding member of the Brexit Taskforce at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rogier van Tooren is an expert on the relations with the United Kingdom. Rogier will give us a quick insight on where we're at, and where we might end up once the United Kingdom has officially left the European Union.
- Tijana Stepanovic, DutchCulture
Tijana Stepanovic is cultural advisor for UK and Italy at DutchCulture in Amsterdam. Prior to DutchCulture, she worked as a curator in Budapest: she was the head of the international department at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Arts and curator and board member of the OFF-Biennale Budapest.
- Vicky Fasten, BNO
Vicky Fasten is business advisor for the Association of Dutch Designers. She has an artistic and financial background which makes her an expert in financial issues for creative entrepreneurs. She helps with pricing, budgets, negotiations, revenue models etc.
- Michel Geertse, BNA
Michel Geertse studied Dutch law and architectural history at VU University Amsterdam, where he received his PhD in international urban networks. He works as a legal policy officer at the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects BNA. His professional interests focus on the influence of institutions on architecture and the architectural profession.
- Dick Molenaar, All Arts Tax Advisors
Dick Molenaar is a tax advisor at All Arts Tax Advisors in Rotterdam and a researcher at the School of Law of the Erasmus University. He advises various organizations from the creative industries and cultural sector on tax aspects such as VAT, income tax and social security. He regularly takes part as a panel member at conferences on the Brexit topic.