Statement Executive Board
The entire EUR community has been shaken by the consequences of the termination of OccupyEUR’s occupation last Monday. We see and understand that, and it made a big impression on ourselves too. We are sorry that it turned out this way.
We acted in consultation with the police because of an external security threat, but were unable to think through sufficiently what the impact on the EUR community would be. We regret that.
It is very important that, as a community, we have an open dialogue with everyone who feels involved in sustainability and other social issues, and hope that we can act together on this. We really want to make room for this and we will very soon organise several events to engage in the conversation.
The Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam:
Ed Brinksma, chairman
Annelien Bredenoord, rector magnificus
Ellen van Schoten, vice-chairman
Brinksma on OccupyEUR: ’If you want to make progress, you shouldn’t distance people from your movement’ Read the interview with chairman Ed Brinksma in Erasmus Magazine
Update - Occupation Sanders Building ended: invitation conversation with board follows On Monday 28 November, an occupation took place at the Sanders Building on Woudestein campus by action group OccupyEur.
The Executive Board invites OccupyEUR for a dialogue On Monday 28 November, an occupation took place in the Sanders Building on campus Woudestein by action group OccupyEUR.