On the 20th of February, I*ESN Tilburg, Front, SAM, Animo and ELSA organised an international housing symposium inspired by the “Dutch Only” housing advertisements found online. The goal of this symposium was to inform the participants of the current housing situation for international students in Tilburg and to potentially generate new ideas on how to handle it. A number of speakers presented their information regarding the situation to the audience; the Housing Officer of Tilburg University, a representative of the Municipality of Tilburg, an I*ESN Tilburg board member and a lawyer from RADAR. By each presenting their information and perspective on the problem, the audience had enough material and information to discuss the matter. Below are summaries of each presentation, followed by a number of discussion rounds in which the audience got to provide their input.
You may find the full report here