Happy New Year/Gelukkig Nieuwjaar/Selamat Tahun Baru

INYS Jaaroverzicht 2015

Dear INYS friends,

First of all I would like to wish you all a fruitful, productive and of course a happy 2016!

Now that the year has come to an end, I can definitely say 2015 has been a pleasant and constructive year. Even though we are still in a learning process we have managed to connect many young Dutch and Indonesians while informing organisations and the public about Indonesia and the Netherlands.

In 2015, the INYS was more than once invited to join or to help organize an event by other organizations. We are grateful to these organizations for their trust in the INYS and are looking forward to continue working together in Indonesia and the Netherlands in 2016. Our special thanks go to: Indonesia Nederland Society, Indonesia Diaspora Network, Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, PPI Belanda, Nuffic Neso Indonesia, Plan Nederland and the Frans Seda Foundation.

2015 was our first year in which we signed two corporate partnerships. We are very proud and grateful towards Garuda Indonesia and Royal HaskoningDHV for helping us in realizing our goals. Our “Meet a Leader of Today as a Leader of Tomorrow” event together with Garuda Indonesia earlier this month was again proof of how creative ideas can be generated by emerging leaders of today with leaders of tomorrow. After a meeting with Retno Marsudi in 2013, Frans Timmermans in 2014 and Dian Ediono in 2015, we are excited to organize the next meeting in 2016 with Berte Simons in Jakarta.

One of the highlights of 2015 was the official launch of INYS-Indonesia.  The event that was hosted by the Erasmus Huis and was well attended by almost 300 people was a great success. The establishment of INYS in Indonesia is the first step to reach our goal to better connect young Dutch and Indonesians to each other and to Indonesia-Netherlands related opportunities in Indonesia. The support we have received for organizing this event was overwhelming and surpassed all our expectations. We thank all who contributed in making this an event to never forget.

In 2016 INYS-Nederland will be led by Andhika Rutten, an active and bright student from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Andhika is currently pursuing her Master in Culture, Organization and Management. In Jakarta, we are still looking for a new chairman of INYS-Indonesia to become the successor of Jaya Setiawan Gulo, who received a scholarship to study in Seattle. Both our teams in the Netherlands and Indonesia are excited to start working on creating new opportunities for young Dutch and Indonesians in 2016. I trust that they will act well and cooperative because they have shown great talent and enthusiasm for further developing the INYS.

For me personally it has again been a privilege to work with a team that consists of highly motivated and enthusiastic students and young professionals who all do this on a voluntary basis next to their college education or work. Therefore I would like to thank all Board Members, Trustees and Junior Advisors in both Indonesia and the Netherlands for their commitment and hard work for the INYS in 2015. Simultaneously I would like to welcome Andhika, Reza, Sarah-Ellen, Babette and Lavin to the INYS family. I am looking forward to work together in 2016 with all of you in order to continue our goal of creating a bright future for Indonesia and the Netherlands.

After this exciting year I am more than positive that 2016 will be a success as well! I am looking forward to seeing you all again in the future at our events in Indonesia and the Netherlands.

Best wishes,

Rennie Roos

Founder & Chair Board of Trustees INYS-NL & INYS-IND

INYS Jaaroverzicht 2015

Photo’s from left to right and from top to bottom:

  1. 09-01-2015 – INYS New Year diner – Blaricum
  2. 11-01-2015 – Farewell Ibu Retno Marsudi – Rijswijk
  3. 26-02-2015 – BSBI Pre-departure meeting – Den Haag
  4. 27-02-2015 – FSF Pre-departure meeting – Tilburg
  5. 12-03-2015 – 2000 likes on Facebook
  6. 20-03-2015 – INYS & Garuda Indonesia sign partnership – Amsterdam
  7. 20-03-2015 – INYS Spring Drink – Utrecht
  8. 28-03-2015 – 2nd INYS Social Drink – Jakarta
  9. 04-04-2015 – INYS Launch – Jakarta
  10. 11-04-2015 – INYS Plan dag – Den Haag
  11. 11-06-2015 – INYS Speaking Competition – Leiden
  12. 12-06-2015 – INYS College Tour Atma Jaya University – Jakarta
  13. 20-06-2015 – INYS College Tour – Den Haag
  14. INYS Logo
  15. 25-06-2015 – INYS Speaking Competition – Amsterdam
  16. 04-07-2015 – INYS BukBer – Jakarta
  17. 10-07-2015 – INYS Social Drink – Dordrecht
  18. 13-08-2015 – INYS Youth Forum at CID3 – Jakarta
  19. 28-08-2015 – INYS & Royal HaskoningDHV sign partnership – Jakarta
  20. 29-08-2015 – 3rd INYS Social Drink – Jakarta
  21. 07-09-2015 – KBRI Fashion Show – Den Haag
  22. 30-10-2015 – INYS IDN-NL Social Drink – Den Haag
  23. 20-11-2015 – Indonesian Jazz Night – Den Haag
  24. 21-11-2015 – Discussion with students from Papua – Den Haag
  25. 10-12-2015 – INYS Haarlemmermeer Lyceum – Hoofddorp
  26. 17-12-2015 – Meet the Leaders of Garuda Indonesia – Amsterdam
  27. 19-12-2015 – 4th INYS Social Drink – Jakarta