Youth Council

Lidewij Folkertsma


Lidewij (21) took part in the Dutch edition of “My Europe” in 2014. She is a student at Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam. English literature counts to her great interests. She reads classical books like Jane Eyre, The Bell Jar and Far from the Madding Crowd. Also in her free time she meets with her friends, enjoys exhibitions and works as a babysitter. Inspired by the “My Europe” workshop, Lidewij dreams of becoming a journalist one day.

My Europe is…

…is a union of cultural diverse entities, which support and assist each other.

If you could, what would be the first thing you would change in Europe?

The first thing I would like to change in the European Union is boosting democratization and giving the European Parliament more power.

Activities for the Youth Council:

Member of the Working Group on Diversity (since 2015)