Understanding Europe Team

Understanding Europe offers free courses about the European Union for young people. These courses are prepared and given by a motivated team of volunteers, who find it important to educate the youth. We would like to introduce you to the team!

Core Team

Clemens Baier

The role of the coordinator is to have a logistical oversight over the project in The Netherlands. The coordinator keeps close contact with the board of EYP the Netherlands, the Schwarzkopf Foundation, and the work of the Core Team. For any questions concerning Understanding Europe, email [email protected]

Luuk van Dongen
School Recruitment

Luuk takes care of contacting and responding to all communications with the schools. He schedules the Crash Courses and communicates with the Core Team so the project can run as smoothly as possible.

Leonor Amaral
Peer Educator



The trainers are the people responsible for delivering the Crash Courses to the pupils. They get training on the content of the courses, and create the Understanding Europe experience for students. The team consists of:

Constanze Sendler

Katrīna Kalnina

Theophile Burtz

Saskia van Berloo

Tinka Bruneau

Lennart Hegemann

Yifeng Zhao

Sofia Mirizzi