Office

The organisation of DMF consists of the following people:

Nienke Venema
Executive director

Nienke is responsible for general leadership, business management, strategic development and the external representation of the Democracy and Media Foundation.

Nadja Groot
Programme manager

Nadja assesses incoming applications within the General call and coordinates this call. Furthermore, she actively seeks out initiatives that contribute to the aims of the Democracy and Media Foundation, for example by writing and coordinating applications. She also contributes to our business management and the development of strategy policy.

Karlijn Bink
Bureau coordinator

Karlijn is both the first contact as well as the center of operations of the foundation. Besides office management, she also assesses incoming applications within the General call and coordinates the yearly 5th of February Memorial service.

Willem Lenders
Programme officer

Willem assesses incoming applications within the General call and actively seeks out initiatives that contribute to the aims of the Democracy and Media Foundation. Furthermore, he coordinates the website and the proposal registration system.

Maartje Eigeman
Programme manager

Maartje coordinates the programme against muslim discrimination and assesses proposals within its call. She also gives organisational advise if desired and actively seeks out initiatives on this topic. Furthermore Maartje is developing a program on capacity building within this priority.

Sümeyye Ekmekci
Programme officer

Sümeyye assesses proposals both within the Call against muslim discrimination and within the General call. Furthermore, she pro-actively looks for new initiatives on this topic and helps Maartje in coordinating other activities within the programme against muslim discrimination.


Photo’s were made by Anne van Zantwijk.