Previously President of AEGEE-Europe

Loes Rutten was the president of AEGEE-Europe until August 2018, where she represented the borderless vision of the AEGEE network towards European Institutions and several civil society platforms in Brussels. Before becoming president, she was supporting the development of local branches in the AEGEE network and took part in the European Citizen’s Initiative ‘Move than Education’ which aimed to put Civic Education higher on the European Agenda. She was initiator of the campaign ‘Think before you Vink’, encouraging young people to inform themselves and to vote during the EU-Ukraine association agreement referendum in the Netherlands, and also enjoyed the cultural diversity that the AEGEE network has to offer from the Canary Islands to Siberia. Loes also completed a masters’ degree in Geophysics at the University of Utrecht.