Welcome

Youth Leadership Workshop

When: April 5-7, 2019

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Language: English

For more information: Write to Fiona Brennan (fiona.brennan@ehc.eu)

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The workshop aims to train the next generation of volunteers and leaders of the European haemophilia community. The event programme consists of a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises and sharing of experiences and best practices from other established volunteers in our community. The objective of this event is to encourage and train young people to get involved and active in their respective National Member Organisation (NMO) and to prepare them for potential issues that they may be face in their volunteering life.

Social Programme

WELCOME DINNER – Friday 5 April
19:00-21:00 Dinner will take place in the Student Hotel restaurant adjacent to the hotel. 

WORKSHOP DINNER – Saturday 6 April
19:15-22:00 Dinner will take place at Vergulden Eenhoorn, Ringdijk 58, 1091 AH Amsterdam

Preliminary Programme

Find preliminary programme HERE

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Venue

Volkshotel Ansterdam 

Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1091 GR Amsterdam

Directions to Volkshotel Amsterdam

Volkshotel is a place for single moms. For stockbrokers and punk rockers. For dandies and poets. Disherwashers and Underwater Welders. For biologists, night bloomers and artists. A place for everyone. This is a hotel of the people.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands, one of the largest transport centres on the continent, the city of Rembrandt and the Red Light District. In brief, a city where you can be yourself and be what you want to be.

Travel

By Plane

Schiphol is a major international airport located in Amsterdam and serves as the main hub for KLM including KLM Cargo.

By Bus

Amsterdam is a central crossroads and is served by bus from several national and international cities. Long-distance coaches stop at Centraal, the main rail station, Sloterdijk and Schiphol Airport.

By Train

Every day, 100s of trains connect the city with numerous national and international destinations, including Brussels, London and Paris.

Reaching The Hotel

Further information on how to reach the hotel is available here.

The hotel is easily reached from the airport via public transportation: just take the city or intercity train from the airport (usually platform 1 or 2) in the direction of Centraal, the main transport centre for Amsterdam – it travels directly or makes a few stops to Centraal in about 15-20 minutes. From Sloterdijk, if travelling by bus, take a five-minute train ride to Centraal.

At Centraal, follow the signs directing you to “Centrum”. Directly in front of the train station is the Metro. Take the Metro from Amsterdam Central Station – you can take Metro line 51, 53 or 54, they all go in the same direction – and get out at ‘Wibautstraat’. Take exit “Graaf Florisstraat”, make a u-turn and you will see Volkshotel on your left. Metro runs: weekdays 06:15-00:30 and weekends 07:30-00:30.

In the Netherlands, buses board from the front. Cash is not accepted on buses.

If you get a one or two day transport pass (good for all city transport except to and from the airport), always remember to check-in (you’ll hear beep beep beep) and check-out (you’ll hear beep beep beep) when entering and leaving the Metro or bus.

General Information

We’ve put together some useful information and advice when planning your trip to help you make the most of your stay in Amsterdam – check out iamsterdam.com

Currency

The currency of the Netherlands is the Euro.

Foreign currencies can be easily exchanged in banks. ATMs can be found in all parts of the city. Cash withdrawals may be made using your credit/debit card. The logos of accepted cards are shown besides the machine. Most internationally recognised bank credit cards are accepted and widely used in all hotels, restaurants and shopping malls where such methods of payment are indicated by the entrance. 

Electricity 

In the Netherlands, the power sockets are a standard voltage of 230V with a frequency of 50Hz.

Country Code and Important Telephone Numbers 

  • Country Code: +31
  • Emergency Services: 112

 Climate

The average temperatures in April will be nice but might be rainy, averaging 13°C during the day and 4°C during the night. 

Insurance

The Conference Organising Committee, or its agents, will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss, damages or accidents during the Event. In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the cancellation policy in respect of registration fees and accommodation. In the event that, for whatever reason, the Conference has to be cancelled or postponed, the Organising Committee, and/or its agents, will be responsible only for refund of monies received. We recommend that delegates insure themselves for medical and cancellation charges.

Visas

The Netherlands has established strict rules and immigration laws, some of which have been adopted in the Schengen policies, common for all Schengen member states, for those wishing to enter its territory.

The Netherlands, as a member state of the Schengen Area, permits the nationals of 62 countries of the visa-waiver program to enter its territory without the need to obtain a visa first.

According to the Netherlands short-stay entry rules, the residents of the 62 countries are permitted to enter the Netherlands visa-free and remain there for a period of 90 days within six months. During this period, visitors are not permitted to work, but they can engage in business. The countries that are included under the visa-waiver programme can be found here.

If your country does not fall under the visa-waiver programme (listed here), the citizens of which must obtain a visa previous to their trip to the Netherlands. The application process for a Netherlands visa includes gathering the required visa documents, attending an interview, paying the visa fee, and waiting for a decision on their application.

Please note that it can take up to eight weeks to process a visa application and early application is recommended.

Please also note that the Organising Committee, or its agents, cannot accept any responsibility in connection with visa applications and the normal cancellation policy, for registration fees and hotel deposits, will apply in the event that a delegate is unable to attend the conference due to late submission of their visa application and/or rejection of same.

Conference Organisers

European Haemophilia Consortium

Workshop Organising CommitteeYouth Committee
Amanda BokValentin Brabete
Fiona BrennanStefan Radovanovic
Clive Smith
Olivia Romero Lux

Conference Secretariat

Contact Us

For further information on registration, accommodation and general enquiries, please contact:

Conference Secretariat
EHC Youth Leadership Workshop 2019
c/o EHC
Rue de l’Industrie/Nijverheidsstraat 10
BE-1000, Brussels, Belgium
office@ehc.eu

Image courtesy of Charles Kinney | EHC - European Haemophilia Consortium