Congres gemeente Rotterdam

Congress Stop Undermining!
Municipality Rotterdam

Learn with and from colleagues

Undermining is an increasing theme in politics and the media. Many colleagues within the Municipality of Rotterdam have to deal with this and in order to draw more attention to this subject, the city of Rotterdam, in collaboration with VKOZ, organised a congress with the theme: ‘Stop Undermining!’.

This was done by sharing knowledge for and by colleagues in various workshops. The aim of the Municipality of Rotterdam was to connect the clusters by means of informative and interactive workshops. Plus Henny Schilders as guest speaker during the plenary opening.

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A Rotterdam touch

VKOZ contributed to this by using its own developed app during the event: the OndermijningsTour. The participants earned points by answering questions and contributing to the wall of Complaint & Jubilee. With this they could win nice Rotterdam prizes. The programme, floor plan and personal workshop schedule could also be found in the app and it was an ideal tool for retrieving data.  

Mayor Aboutaleb opened the congress and launched an internal app in his speech. To make the event more fun, the Improvsiatieacteurs Michel and Mascha were present. Among other things, they provided interaction, supported the chairman of the day Ernst Pols (of the DA) and assisted with the opening and closing.  

The congress took place in a typical Rotterdam location: De Kuip. The 11 workshops, lunch, drinks and the plenary part took place in the rooms of the Maasgebouw. However, this was not enough, so we had to be creative and decided to organise some workshops even in the guest dressing room and in the press room! There was also plenty to do outside. For example, there was a hemp container and scan bus 

The start of learning even more

The congress was closed by André Vervooren. There was an award ceremony where Hedone sweatshirts where awarded; the clothing brand founded by Marco den Dunnen. All workshops givers received a beautiful canvas bag from the same brand

The event was very successful and based on a video report and evaluation from the game, the event is planned to be held every two years. This will lead to several great collaborations between the city of Rotterdam and VKOZ.  

Watch the behind the scenes video here

"VKOZ delivers a lot of quality in the organisation of events."
Municipality of Rotterdam 

Zoom in on: 
The Improvisation Actors. Are you curious who the improvisational actors are and what exactly they do? Read their own blog introducing themselves! 

Did you know...
When undermining, the underworld and the upper world get mixed up? Criminals use legal companies and services to carry out illegal activities. 

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