The Board 2018/2019


From left to right:

Velislav Kovatchev – Ambassador

Velislav is currently doing his LL.M. in Public International Law. He comes from Bulgaria and has done his Bachelor degree in European Law at Maastricht University. Velislav has done an internship in the European Parliament, as well as the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria in Brussels. His main interests are Western Balkans, Brexit, and the rise of populism in the EU

Maartje Rutten – Secretary

Maartje is currently doing her LL.M. in Public International Law. She has done a Bachelor degree in Law and a LL.M in European Law. Her main interests are European human rights protection, security and migration matters and she is looking forward to discussing this with you this year.

Marlene Karstensen – President

Marlene comes from Norway, studies International Relations and Organisations. Often described as “that non-EU citizen who keeps doing EU things” she spends the majority of her time discussing European affairs, of which she is mostly interested in security and defence matters.

Lise Amundsen – Assessor

Lise is 19 years old and just started her first year at Leiden University in The Hague, studying International Relations and Organizations. She is looking forward to learning more about the EU this year and meeting you all.

Damien Kolfoort – Treasurer

Damien is a third year law student and a fanatic rower. He will be this year’s treasurer and will make sure that we have the right means to set up some awesome events, trips and of course make sure we can afford drinks after!