BIOGRAPHY
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Erik van der Kooij, director Feeling EUROPE FNDN is living and educated in the Netherlands and worked for decades in several professions and business at financial institutions, mainly in the sector control.
 
Changing moral values and norms round about the millenium, brought Erik in 2004 into touch with the Dutch government’s notion to bring this challenge to the notice of the public through the international conference Europe, a Beautiful Idea?’, organized by the NEXUS Institute. Erik was also abled to participate the follow-up conference ‘The Sound of Europe’, organized in 2006 by the Austrian government. These experiences triggered to share European values and affairs through foundation and this website.
 
'Feeling EUROPE' contributes to better living conditions and human condition and acts as an independent observer, fosters and guides European values and affairs, takes position as nexus between citizens, institutions, Europe, her identity and everything that is related in wider sense, mainly concerning cultural, philosophical and political fields. But also economical and technical fields are subjects of attention. Furthermore, the desk delivers resonance, provides presentations and does research work. 

Required knowledge was obtained through formal and
informal settings, autodidactism, and instruction and guidance from experts and community, as well as the opportunity to participate (high level) events. Training on EU organization, decision-making and governance, international politics, geopolitics, music history, history of art (colloquium) and getting acquainted with philosophy was taken in conventional manners. In order to keep up to date and to increase knowledge, several centres are engaged:

 

THE
JOURNEY
OF
EVENTS:
CITIZENS
INVOLVEMENT
  (THE FUTURE OF) EUROPE   HUMANITIES  

FINANCE and
ECONOMY

  TRANSATLANTIC   INNOVATION   ATTENTION FOR INDONESIA

 

CITIZENS INVOLVEMENT    
Volt, a pan-European, progressive movement
5 / 6 May '14: AIELP on European Democracy:
Multilevel Governance - from local communities to
a True
European community
discussion telling a new story for Europe, the way it should be open dialogue between citizens and institutions

(THE FUTURE OF) EUROPE    
 
4th Brussels Think Tank Dialogue, a roadmap for EU reform Mandeville lecture by J.C. Trichet Rethinking Capitalism Present during the CEPS dinner 2010 with Jerzy Buzek, President Europarliament and Onno Ruding chairman of CEPS: Implementing Lisbon, the first steps.
Rob Riemen (Nexus) and Jurgen Habermas CEPS Annual Conference 5 March 2009: The Quest for European Leadership CEPS Annual Conference 2008: Thinking Ahead to the Next 25 Years International conference The Sound of Europe in Salzburg

HUMANITIES:    
 
 
exchange views with Iran How to Change the World. Audience of 900 people (picture Dolph Cantrijn) TOWARDS A DEMOCRATIC FOUNDATION , 27 June 2012
More than 1200 people visited the conference Lecture by the author, Rob Riemen Seminar report Sonia Gandhi Nexus lecture 2007

FINANCE and ECONOMY    
 
CEPS Annual conference 'The Three Unions, session banking union Greek Power Summit
Policy dialogue P. de grauwe, D. Gros and Spittela Prospects for European Wholesale Banking Deposit Insurance Scheme for Europe The new paradigm for financial markets

TRANSATLANTIC    
a stronger Europe
Nancy Pelosi, the  Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 Washington Ideas Forum 2011 reception WIF 2010 in the Audience
AIF 2010 AIF 2009: Talking with Alan Greenspan AIF 2008: Colin Powell
FeelingEurope present in the Newseum due to the First Draft of History David Axelrod and Charlie Gibson

INNOVATION    
 
 
Future internet
participant vf summit The Age of Innovation, a new establishment
CAPS2020, collective awareness platforms

ATTENTION FOR INDONESIA    
The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the 7th century, when traded with China and India. Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE. Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. Muslim traders brought the now-dominant Islam, while European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolize trade in the Spice Islands during the Age of Discovery, starting in the early 15th century and continuing to the 17th century. Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia secured its independence after World War II.

Now it's about their future, building and expanding relationships and boosting economies: including the EU and the Netherlands.

 

The next articles, papers and presentations were published:

2022
October

July
April
The Challenges of the Global Governance and The European Union (under constuction)
Letter to President Putin
ESG: what are the goals? How to proceed work in progress?
Peace is an interval between wars
2021
December
January
Get on Track
Every human being is entitled to humanity, contribution to The Race Card project of Michele Norris
2020
December
May
February
January
Pillars of Creation and the Condition of Man
The Case of Moral Capitalism
(booklet)
From Soldier to Peacekeeper: 75 Years of Peace and Freedom

A Roadmap for the EU (booklet)
2019
August
February
Business in a different way?
-
Europe, Death throes or Power Surge
-
Europe's culture and national borders: will contradictions ever be resolved?
2018
October
June
May

January
21st Century: Beyond the Shock, Homo Humane?
SHARING EUROPE

- THAT's WHY FREEDOM and HUMANISM ARE THERE!
- Europe, Battlefield or Area of Prosperity? (70 years of Congress of Europe)
- Sharing an environment (here the printable version)
- If we all pull together
2017
September
May
April
March


February
January
Take care of it (on SDG's)
Europa tells: narrative on her expierences
Europe is what unites us: The Enlightenment
- A TOP PRIZE for MAN

- Dreams, Cultures and Destiny
- A Europe of the Grandeur
Quello che è successo a te, l'Europa della grandezza?

- The Populares
- Agenor and the Quest
2016
November
May
June
April
January
From accretion to 7 billion dreams
Time to fight for Europe
Truth Please!
(published in Dutch online newspaper 'Metro')
Supremacy, Roots and Passion

Strength and Desire
2015
November
October
June

March
Reformers will come
Human Condition and World Affairs: Past, Illusions and Expectations

- #Greece, #identity, #migration, #terrorism, energy is not obvious, economics & money
-
presentation Europe, a flowing river (corresponding text)
On cradle Greece, which brought us values as freedom, truth and beauty, Europe and euro's
2014 March Letter to the President of the Russian Federation
2013 November
August
July
April
February
January
Europe ahead through Germany?
Humanity encountered: Some elements, effects and an appeal
Exchanging views with Iran: Between idealism and realism
Europe's perpetuele variables
'You, the nation state, Europe and the European Union
' (flyer)
On democracy in the EU, citizens involvement and US approach to connect local people to administration in order to have actions work
2012
November
September
May



March
January
Letter to President of the United States of America
Route Europe (lecture)
- Letter on Europe
- 'The Twist' (national newspaper article)
- Letter to Mr. A. Tsipras
- Reminder
Life in Europe (power point presentation)
- Forms of government and communities (message to Hungarian politics)
- Interview by The Hague Newspaper
2011 November
October
June
May

March
It touches BoP's and thus everybody
There is a new reality coming, is that bad? (also on YouTube)

Mental Relief can govern Financial Markets
-
Europe, just a view
-
The Next Opportunity to Make Headway (information and views on innovation)
Economic governance: From Intentions to Results
2010
September

August
April
February

- Manifest Destiny: Will WIF Kick off a Suitable Era?
- Getting the Knack (Lisbon Treaty)
Presumably rejection of a contribution to the ESF
Euro for Europe and big profits elsewhere?
A strong Europe of Results ´Out and in the Cave´
2009 December
June

March
Russia's return as superpower
- Short cuts to Europe
- Who starts next?
- From Ice-Bound Banking Sector to Valid Financial Service Providers
- Unity Produces Strength: Keep Europe out of Disintegration
2008 September
June
February
January
People, Politics and the 14-days Caucasus war - Can relationship be recovered?
Ever took along with Zeus: EUROPA
Europa, an alliance of nation states where the world could not round about and that is measured up to developments
Priorities Slovenian EU-Presidenc
y
2007 November Public opinion resonance about the Treaty of Lisbon, implementing the institutional innovations
2006 December
November
The Constitutional Treaty
Enlargement
2005 November Prosperity and Society