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  • Want to be part of an international, creative and dynamic network where you are guiding/inspiring groups? Then please read on.

    Vacancy with Loesje International!

     

    Organisation: Loesje International

    Job title: International Network Coordinator

    Location: Arnhem (Gelderland, The Netherlands)

    Schedule: 24 hours

    Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension

    Application deadline: Friday 5 July 2021 (23.59 EST time)

    Starting Date: Monday 2 August 2021 (or as agreed)

     

    What is Loesje International?

    Loesje is simultaneously a worldwide collective of people and a fictional character - a young girl from the Netherlands who wants to make our world a more positive, creative place. 

    The key values of Loesje are: Showing solidarity, being Anti-authoritarian, being sexually free, showing Initiative, being decisive, being A-religious and being Independent.

    These values are spread through posters with short, creative texts, mostly positive and funny, and at the same time critical, aiming to stimulate the viewers to see things from new perspectives, and take action in their own lives. Loesje texts are not trying to tell you what to think; instead they often invite many different interpretations.

     

    Since its inception, Loesje has grown internationally and became a network of groups, currently present in 19 countries, who interact and come together at International events (such as members' weekends and summer camps) and through projects.

    Loesje International is now looking for a Network Coordinator to organize International activities and develop the network. 

    We challenge you to develop Loesje further into the future. As a network connector, you amplify the ideals and ideas of Loesje's members and you apply the DIY mentality to new activities. You will be working autonomously, sharing the office with Loesje Netherlands. 

     

    Job description - What will you do?

    Your daily tasks will vary between several key activities. Your schedule and priorities will be based on events and opportunities provided by the network of Loesje members.

    Key networking tasks 

    Maintain and actively engage with Loesje International network (social media communication, newsletter, support new international Loesje groups),

    Keep up the flow of ideas: organize and join in the writing and layouting of the monthly series of English Loesje posters etc.

    Promote, arrange and give text writing workshops (online and in person),

    Organize and coordinate regular events & projects (members' gatherings, EU projects...) and initiate new ones,

    Work with and coordinate volunteers for project work, single tasks or in office positions (like ESC volunteer service) in the future,

    Carry out administrative tasks (prepare and keep budget, write project and volunteer reports, help clean the office...).

    Future development

    Look for interesting opportunities to strengthen Loesje International’s financial sustainability,

    Develop and implement capacity building measures for Loesje International and the new groups,

    Help create a vision and perspectives for Loesje International’s future (with Loesje International’s groups, members and board).

     

    What will you bring?

    Share Loesje’s values and ideas (already having experience with Loesje activities is an asset),

    Experience in organizing network activities,

    Ability to delegate and work/engage actively with volunteers around the world,

    Experience with project management and fund(rais)ing is a strong asset,  

    Proficiency in English,

    Ability to work independently,

    Ability to work odd hours if events require it,

    Organizational skills to balance Loesje's more chaotic side,

    Entrepreneurial spirit,

    Ability to handle and switch between multiple tasks,

    Computer skills (Office suite, Video conferencing, social media...) and an openness to learn new ones,

    A good sense of humour, as well as communicative and social skills.   

     

    What we offer:

    Be part of an International, creative and dynamic network where you are guiding/inspiring groups,

    International travelling opportunities (eventually),

    Possibility to work from home (minimum required office presence is once every two weeks),

    24 working hours per week,

    Flexible working schedule,

    15 days holidays (meaning a total of 5 weeks as you will work 3 days a week) in addition to the Dutch official days off, 

    Remuneration will be between € 1684,00/ € 1777,00 gross based on a full-time position. Salary is based on 110% of the Dutch minimum wage for a full-time position. 

    A one-year contract with 2 months’ probation. Prolonging of the contract is possible at the end of the term.  

     

    Want to work with us?! Apply today !

    To apply for this position, send your CV and cover letter in English and add your favourite Loesje poster to vacancy@loesje.org before Friday 5th July 2021, 23:59 EST.

    If you have questions about the vacancy or Loesje, feel free to contact: vacancy@loesje.org.

    We welcome all people eligible to work in the EU and encourage applicants of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, ability statuses* to apply - but if you know Loesje, you'll already know that.

    * Unfortunately, the office building doesn’t facilitate access for wheelchairs, though (yet). 

     
     
  • At the end of 2020 we are happy to announce that our Webshop is open again and and we're working on making it better!

    Please support us! Check out our new Printable 2021 Calendarsmade by Loesje International in cooperation with a talanted young artist from Poland - Paramoje

     

     
  • Check if there is a Loesje group in your country:

    Featured: Loesje groups in Europe

    You can find Loesje in many countries all over the world. Loesje groups appear, disappear and reappear all the time so we can't guarantee that this overview will be still up to date tomorrow. Feel free to contact us if you want to connect with one of the National Loesje groups.

     

  • Featured: Tirana, "Loesje slogans for climate change in Albania" campaign.

    Environmental Center Eden, supported by The Embassy of the Netherlands in Albania invited Loesje International to travel to Tirana to lead creative writing workshops with the focus on European Environmental issues. Loesje team booked the tickets and we were really looking forward to discover Albania, and then COVID-19 pandemic started. Nevertheless, we decided to make it happen online!

    The 1st online workshop was greeted by the Ambassador of Netherlands in Albania, Ms. Guusje Korthals Altes, who quoted several Loesje slogans and expressed her enthusiasm about the collaboration between Loesje International and Environmental center EDEN - dedicated to the task of creating a number of powerful messages designed to raise people's awareness on the Climate Change problem. Following, a welcoming presentation was given by the Executive Director of EDEN Center, Ms. Ermelinda Mahmutaj, who emphasized the importance of exchanging experiences among European countries on how to address urgent topics like climate change.

    Loesje International gave five online workshops for Albania and many texts made it into Loesje posters. You can see the all the posters for the campaign here.

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    Although the workshops were held online due to COVID-19 situation, diverse key stakeholders became part of the workshops, including - Albanian climate and environmental experts, representatives of national and local environmental NGOs in Albania, representatives of public administration, academics, nature guides, etc.

    The participants joined the workshops from different cities of Albania, such as Tirana, Kurbin, Belsh, Shkodër, Fier, Berat, etc. The participants believed the workshop experience turned out to be unique and very interesting as they felt quite involved in it and enjoyed the process of creating slogans following their own fantasy and inspiration. By the end of each workshop, everyone expressed great curiosity in what would become of their collective efforts to produce moving slogans out of their own imagination.

    The posters created during the workshops were used for a campaign "Loesje slogans for climate change in Albania" to make people in Albania more aware of the dangers of climate change. Please find below some inspiring pictures from the campaign.

    On the move for the climate!


     

     

     

    Translation: Frozen opinions don't cool the temperature. 

     

    Translation: Don't give polar bears politics / give them ice

    Ready to spread the word!

     

  • From the 25th of May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be active. This is a European Regulation about the personal data companies can process. It means Loesje cannot process your personal data, either digitally or on paper, without a good reason or your permission. She has to inform you, as the applicant, about which personal data she is processing, and about the rights the law provides you. Therefore, she is drawing up this privacy statement.

    Loesje International, situated in the Hommelstraat 65 at Arnhem, is responsible for the processing of personal data of her foundation. She will only process personal data that is necessary for a correct delivery of products or services or for a correct handling of complaints, questions, remarks or suggestions. She will store this data as long as necessary, in which by all means she will comply with the minimum and maximum storage period the law prescribes. Personal data will be used only for the purposes the information was gained for.

    Loesje international will not trace your visit to her website. She does use technological means to analyze the traffic visiting her website and to keep her website working during your visit. She can share this information about the traffic on her website with other analytic online tools, but the data will be made anonymous.

    Loesje international will store the personal data, digital and on paper, in a safe and secured location. She will process your data according to the accounting principles of agreement and permission. As you have given Loesje international your permission to process your personal data, you can also retract your permission. You can contact loesje@loesje.org for this purpose.

    You, as a person involved, have rights that apply to Loesje international. Those rights are prescribed in the DGPR and are called ‘right of access by the data subject’, ‘right to rectification’ and ‘right to erasure’.

     

    The right of access by the data subject (art. 15) provides you the right to ask Loesje international about which of your personal data she is processing and storing, and how long she will store this data.

    The right to rectification (art. 16) provides you the right to instruct Loesje international to change or complete incorrect personal data.

    The right to erasure (art 17) provides you the right to instruct Loesje international to erase all your personal data out of all of her systems, as long as there is no minimum storage period prescribed by the law or if this period has already exceeded.

     

    In case you want to claim your rights, you can contact loesje@loesje.org. If you think Loesje international is violating your rights, or if you think she is not handling your rights in a correct way, you have the option to report this to the European Data Protection Board.

     

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    Questions or claiming your rights

    If you have questions about Loesje international’s privacy statement or other relevant topics about your privacy, or if you want to claim your rights as they are prescribed by the GDPR, you can contact Loesje international by mailing to loesje@loesje.org

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    New poster series and workshops about wars in the past and in the present, remembrance, censorship and freedom of speech, refugees and how to achieve world peace.

    Read all about Loesje's "War and Peace" project here.

     

     

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  • Invite Loesje International for an online creative writing workshop in English! A nice idea for a theme day or a company outing. For more information you can write to workshop@loesje.org.

  • Just like last year Loesje International will give acte de présence at the Liberation Festival in Wageningen. It's part of our ongoing project: "War and Peace: How are we going to remember the future."

    We are going to write about themes related to freedom and everyone is invited. We start at 12.00 and at 17.00 we will present the results. You can find Loesje at Plantsoen van de Vrijheid.