First Youth Leadership Alumni Event
January 25-27, 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
It is clear that continued interaction, engagement and training of our youth leadership workshop participants is desired, but it is also essential that we continue to work with the future leaders in our community.
We surveyed the needs of our Youth Alumni in 2018 (delegates who participated in our Youth Leadership training from 2014 – 2018 inclusive), the results of which highlighted a desire from the Youth Alumni for further training, engagement and reconnecting with their peers from other NMOs throughout Europe.
The event will focus on advocacy training and on providing our participants with the tools and skills to continue to be effective advocates in our community.
WELCOME DINNER – Friday 25 January
19:00-21:00 Dinner will take place in the hotel restaurant.
WORKSHOP DINNER – Saturday 26 January
19:15-22:00 Dinner will take place in the Student Hotel restaurant adjacent to the hotel.
Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1091 GR 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 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.
Schiphol is a major international airport located in Amsterdam and serves as the main hub for KLM including KLM Cargo.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
The average temperatures in January will be cold, averaging 0-8°C during the day and dropping as low as -4°C during the night.
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.
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.
European Haemophilia Consortium
|Workshop Organising Committee
|Olivia Romero Lux
For further information on registration, accommodation and general enquiries, please contact:
EHC Youth Alumni 2019
Rue de l’Industrie/Nijverheidsstraat 10
BE-1000, Brussels, Belgium