Inspiration Days

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The EFR Inspiration Days is one of the most prestigious events organized by students in Europe. We aspire to be the most innovative, society-aligned event that interactively connects and inspires students from all faculties. To meet our goal, we host an interactive congress, a breakout session and discussions. 

On April 7th 2021 you can question and discuss your ambitions and goals with people who left a mark on the world. It will be a day filled with captivating stories and inspiring discussions where you can contribute to. Whether you are in your first, second, third year or masters, it is never too early nor too late to get inspired.

The theme of this year will be announced on the 19th of February so make sure to mark this date in your calendar!

This event is the successor of the well-known EFR World of Business congress.

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  • Opening/Closing

    The opening session of the EFR Inspiration Days is the plenary opening of the event. During the opening a prominent speaker from the Dutch business world will give a speech related to the theme. The closing session will consist of a panel discussion between 4 prominent members from different sectors and backgrounds. The debate will be led by a well-known host and will focus on various currently relevant topics. The panel will be followed by a keynote speech given by an international speaker and will concern a topic related to the theme.
  • Lunch Round Table

    The Lunch Round Table is the direct successor of the Conference Platform of the EFR Business Week. The lunch will consist of 20 prominent speakers and 60 highly motivated students who will discuss topics related to the theme of the EFR Inspiration Days. The lunch will be introduced by the host, after which the students and speakers will debate on various topics. This way the students can learn from the insights of the speakers, but also challenge them and present their own views on the topics.
  • Workshop and breakout

    During the workshop- and breakout sessions students will be divided over three different rooms. In every room, one of the pillars of the main theme will be discussed. Where in the plenary session speakers debate all the pillars, the workshop and breakout will discuss one specific topic in depth. During the workshop, you will get a chance to learn about a topic from an expert in an interactive way. Afterwards the break-out session starts. Here, an expert by experience will share his/her story about the topic with the group. Each group will consist of 100 students.
  • Playground

    The playground is all about socializing and discovering the innovations of the future. Due to Covid-19 this years’ playground will be very different from what it used to be during the EFR Business Week. However, we ensure you that this one will be even better! Throughout the day we will show you several amazing videos about the newest innovations. After the workshops there will be a Social Half Hour, where you get the chance to socialize with the speakers, companies, and your fellow students. This is your chance to not only get inspired but also share your thoughts!
  • Lunch round table

  • Opening session

  • Workshop and breakout

  • Playground

  • Closing session

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EFR wall of fame

EFR strives to inspire students. We do this by inviting all sorts of speakers to our events, ranging from worldwide political leaders to captains of industries. These people have been invited to events like the World of Business congres and EFR/EenVandaag election debate, see here our wall of fame.

  • Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem is a Dutch politician and economist. Former Minister of Finance and President of the Eurogroup.
    He is a member of the Labour Party (PvdA), he has also been Chairman of the supervisory board of Wageningen University since 1 April 2019.
  • Pim Fortuyn

    Pim Fortuyn was a Dutch politician, academic, author and businessman who formed his own party: the Pim Fortuyn List.
    Fortuyn prompted controversy in the Netherlands with his views on multiculturalism, immigration and Islam in the Netherlands. He called Islam "a backward culture", and was quoted as saying that if it were legally possible, he would close the borders for Muslim immigrants.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is the former President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
    He is a Russian and formerly Soviet politician. Mikhail was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union and the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Ideologically, he initially adhered to Marxism-Leninism although by the early 1990s had moved toward social democracy.
  • Ban Ki-moon

    Ban Ki-moon is a South-Korean diplomat and politician. Former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
    He is a South Korean politician and diplomat who served as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from university, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India.
  • Neelie Kroes

    Neelie Kroes is a former Dutch politician and European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda.
    Neelie Kroes is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businesswoman In 2007 Neelie Kroes became 59th on the Forbes-lijst The 100 Most Powerful Women, one year later she became 47th.
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Each year EFR organises multiple events. Below you can find an overview of the biggest events.

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