Hi all, my name is Merel, I am 28 years old and live in Naaldwijk, a small village in The Netherlands. I studied European Studies, my bachelor in The Hague and my Master at Ghent University, in Belgium. I work for the Delfland Water Authority, which is focused on the maintenance of dikes and dams; water management and water quality. Here I work as a tender advisor/purchase advisor. This means, all the purchases Delfland makes (all governmental institutions), are bound to certain rules. I advise my colleagues how to purchase (at national or European level) and assist them in the tender procedure.
My experience during my studies and work are my motivation for joining this program and to support the European ideas and politics! The EJWP program is a boost for the cross-border cooperation. Lastly, in my free time, I love to play hockey, go kitesurfing or waterskiing, just whenever I can!