dr. E.K. (Erik) Schrijvers
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dr. E.K. (Erik) Schrijvers

Research fellow

Erik Schrijvers obtained his doctorate at Utrecht University in philosophy and history of international relations, with the distinction cum laude. Prior to this he studied at the ArtEz Conservatorium and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

He worked at the De Balie centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam and carried out research for a documentary series on the European Union. He has been a member of the scientific staff of the WRR since 2003, and collaborated on several reports among which 'Evidence of good service provision' (Bewijzen van goede Dienstverlening) (2004) and 'Identification with the Netherlands' (Identificatie met Nederland) (2007). He was project coordinator of the project group that prepared the report 'Learning Government'(Lerende Overheid) (2006) and the essay Revaluing Culture ('Cultuur herwaarderen') (2015). He has also organised numerous lectures and conferences.

From 2007-2011, Schrijvers has been attached to the Political History department of Utrecht University, where he worked on a dissertation on functional democracy. He has been participating in a research project at Utrecht University entitled ‘Alternatives to parliamentary democracy. The Netherlands in a European comparative perspective, 1880 to the present’ as part of the research programme ‘Controversial democracy’ (‘Omstreden democratie'), funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In 2012 he obtained his PhD at the University of Utrecht.

Schrijvers is attached on an interim basis (until June 2017) to the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, as scientific secretary to the Information Society and Government study group.

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