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Employee Council ASCL

The Employee Council, or ‘Dienstraad’, is composed of employees who represent the African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) staff. The Council consists of four representatives, who each represent a different echelon within the ASCL. 

The Council aims to promote the well-being and interests of the staff and seeks to improve the transparency and mutual consultation within the management. To fulfil its role/reach this objective the Employee Council holds regular consultations with the Director and the ASCL Board of Governors on behalf of the ASCL staff.

The rights and obligations of the Employee Council are stipulated in the Employee Councils Regulation.


As of 1 September 2023, the members are:

Name Role
Lidewyde Berckmoes  Chair 
Loes Oudenhuijsen Secretary
Willem Veerman General member
Machteld Oosterkamp   General member


ASCL staff members are welcome to approach any of the representatives with questions, suggestions or concerns.

More information

For more information, visit the website of the African Studies Center Leiden.

Website ASCL
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