The Association

The Study Association for European Studies, also known as SES, aims to support the study European Studies at the University of Amsterdam in multiple areas for the benefit of its students. One of the hallmarks of European Studies is that all students have room to explore their own interests in the form of variants, minors and elective courses. This makes it harder to build up a social network within the study. SES is at the centre of students’ social life at European Studies. Since its insurrection in 1987 the association has grown to be the largest of its faculty. SES organizes numerous activities to provide students with the best possible years of study. First and foremost, our aim is to provide a deepening of our understanding of European Studies through our lectures, debates, day trips, study trips and other study related activities. Amongst these our quarterly magazine Eurovisie plays a critical role. It contains many interesting articles about Europe and related subjects, but also about the latest developments within our association SES.
Besides a deepening of our knowledge, fun is also an important factor of what SES provides. We meet every Tuesday night for drinks in Café Sanders (Raadhuisstraat 6). We also throw a number of fantastic parties every year. And not unimportantly at the start of every semester we sell our members study books at lowest possible prices. In order to achieve all of the above and more we have instituted multiple committees. Members of SES that would like to continue learning outside of the theories of their books can find their place in one of our varied committees. Through the help of our many active members, the University and not least our sponsors the SES is a vibrant and growing study association.

The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board holds an important function as ‘controller’ of the board and the association as a whole. We help the board by giving advice if needed, but we also keep an eye on the question if the association articles are being respected and if the board policy is in line with the long term interests of the SES.

We are in regular contact with each other and with the board. By reading the minutes, decisions and agenda’s, we are up to date about the current affairs within the SES.

In case there is a situation which cannot be solved with the board, please don’t hestitate to contact us via

In 2018-19 the Advisory Board consists of Bram Groenteman, Julija Filipovic and Finn McCartney.


To keep the association transparent for its members, you can find the official documents below.

If you would like to see the articles of the SES, click here (English) or here (Dutch).

If you would like to see the standing regulations of the SES, click here (English) or here (Dutch).

General Assemblies

Here you can find the minutes of the General Assemblies.

Minutes General Assembly 08-09-2015
Minutes General Assembly 01-03-2016
Minutes General Assembly 07-06-2016
Minutes General Assembly 13-09-2016
Minutes General Assembly 28-02-2017
Minutes General Assembly 06-06-2017
Minutes General Assembly 22-06-2017
Minutes General Assembly 12-09-2017
Minutes General Assembly 20-02-2018                                                                                                                               Minutes General Assembly 05-06-2018