At the end of june I attended the award ceremony for the ‘Prix d’Amsterdam’ of 2017, at the impressive Hôtel d’Avaray, residency of the dutch ambassador in Paris. Where a talented french researcher was awarded the prize of €15.000,-, supporting her research on french and dutch prints from the golden age in Amsterdam and Paris. At the same event two of our recent activities were presented. Both of them supporting french-dutch relationships. We are honored and glad to have contributed in this way.
The Réseau franco-néerlandais, which also manages the Prix d’Amsterdam, gave a presentation of their activities from last year, promoting exchange between the Netherlands and France in the field of higher education. An important feature was their new website. Mentioned was the success and impact of the site, with an ever increasing number of visitors and larger engagement. With KAUSA we helped with the online strategy, creation and development.
During the second presentation I participated in a team presentation, showing the award-winning idea, called ‘Le Kijkdoos’, which we created during the ‘Hackathon #404’ event in may. During this 3-day event, organized by the MEL and the RFN, students and young professionals developed new ideas to improve relationships between the city of Lille, in the north of France, and cities in the south of the Netherlands. With the award we will now try to realize our project, an interactive installation, for the next year.