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  • 1. 13th IAPSS AC&GA Leiden, the Netherlands Study Association for Political Science Students in Leiden - SPIL
  • 2. The association – Facts & figures
    • Founded in 1981
    • Approximately 600 members
    • Represent students from the Bachelor Program: ‘Political Science’ Master Programmes: ‘Political Science’, ‘Political Science – Institutional Analysis’ & ‘International Relations & Diplomacy’
    • Active participating members : Approximately 120
  • 3. The association – Organization
    • Board: 7 members
    • Several committees responsible for lectures, study trips, excursions, sale of study books, drinks, parties, semi-scientific magazine and IAPSS
    Board 2008-2009 Editors Magazine ‘Debat’ Committee Facilities
  • 4. The association - Features
    • Good facilities and possibilities
    • Enthusiastic members
    • Organizational skills
    • High academic level
  • 5. The association and IAPSS
    • Founder together with Rome in 1998
    • Organization ‘The Foundation Conference’ in 1998
    • Organization ‘IAPSS Regional Conference for Northern Europe’ in 2004
    • Annual Conference/General Assembly 2010?
  • 6. Leiden University
    • Oldest university in the Netherlands: founded in 1575
    • University motto: Praesidium Libertatis
    • 17,000 students and 4,000 staff members
    • Founder of League of European Research Universities (LERU)
    • According to European Commission: Leiden University ranks alongside Oxford and Cambridge at academic top of Europe
  • 7. Leiden – The City
    • Bustling, friendly and an international allure
    • Suburbs: population of 329,000
    • Eight miles east from the North Sea coast
    • In between: Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam
    • Picturesque city centre
    • Birthplace of Rembrandt
    • Close to Schiphol Airport (15 min)
  • 8. Leiden – Where?
  • 9. Leiden – The pictures
  • 10. The Hague (Den Haag)
    • Political Capital of The Netherlands
    • Centre for International Law and Peace
    • Campus Den Haag
    • Great Accomodation and Nightlife
    • 10 mins from Leiden by train
  • 11. AC/GA - Is water the new oil?
    • More than a billion people lack access to clean water
    • 2.5 billion people are without water for sanitation
  • 12. AC/GA – Why this theme?
    • Big political relevance
    • Clean water, a human right?
    • Climate change
    • Political meaning of water
    • Water, a dutch expertise!
  • 13. AC/GA - Facilities
    • Youth-hostels
    • Modern facilities at University
    • Cooperation with municipality, university and several partners
    • High-developed public transport-network
  • 14.
    • 13th IAPSS AC&GA
    • Leiden, the Netherlands
  • 15. Do you need one more reason?