Diversity & Inclusion


The "Diversity & Inclusion" platform has long been engaged in the development of all aspects of diversity and inclusion to create a safe learning and work environment and social justice for everyone within Erasmus School of Law. The platform points out current issues around this theme and connects, supports, exchanges information and gives advice to everyone within the faculty.

Prof. Franziska Weber has been appointed as Faculty Diversity Officer to safeguard the realization of Diversity & Inclusion within Erasmus School of Law.

Contact: diversityesl@law.eur.nl.

  • For Diversity & Inclusion at EUR level, please visit this website.
  • Keep an eye on the MyFuture page for future activities on diversity and inclusion. 


International Multidisciplinary Summer School

Summer School

The international multidisciplinary Summer School was held from 26 to 28 August 2021 and covered topics of diversity and inclusion via the music of the West Side Story. The Summer School stressed the importance of diversity and inclusion. Diversity was approached from a historical, legal, sociological, economic, criminological and cultural perspective. The Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts), the Wereldmuseum and museum Boijmans van Beuningen provided the cultural approach towards diversity. Two workshops were given in a multicultural setting. The Summer School showed that diversity is multi-interpretable and allowed the students to take an out-of-the-box approach towards the theme of diversity and inclusion.

The Summer School was organised by Emese von Bóné of Erasmus School of Law and Paul van de Laar of Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

An impression with pictures of the activities can be found below.

Han Entzinger Award for the Best Master Thesis on Migration and Diversity

The Erasmus Migration and Diversity Institute organises the annual Han Entzinger Award for the Best Master Thesis on Migration and Diversity. Master theses from any MA or MSc program at Erasmus University Rotterdam are eligible. Nominations may only be made by the master thesis’ first supervisor(s). Supervisors (from any EUR/ISS department) may nominate max. 1 master thesis. The nominated student needs to have graduated during or since the 2020-1 academic year. To nominate, please send a copy of the master thesis with a short (3-4 line) motivation to Nathan Levy (levy@essb.eur.nl). The deadline for sending in your nominations is 17:00 on 27 October 2021. 

An award jury will review the nominated theses on the following criteria:

  • The thesis provides an innovative perspective on migration and diversity
  • The thesis is based on a sound methodology and research design 
  • The thesis provides an excellent contribution to the academic literature on migration and diversity (either in migration studies or in a mainstream discipline)
  • The thesis is well-written and structured

The award jury consists of Prof.dr. Susanne Janssen (ESHCC), Prof.dr. Peter Scholten (ESSB), and Dr. Nanneke Winters (ISS). The jury is chaired by Prof.dr. Han Entzinger. The winner will be announced in mid-November, and presented at the next EMDI seminar on 25 November 17:00.

New collaboration with Orde van Advocaten in the making!

The Erasmus School of Law diversity platform is teaming up with the ‚Platform inclusie en diversiteit‘ of the Orde van Advocaten. This is an association of 37 lawyers founded in February 2021 to foster diversity and inclusion in the advocacy. The goal of the envisaged cooperation is to raise awareness of the current diversity culture in the advocacy and to jointly enhance it. Erasmus School of Law with its very diverse student population is a natural candidate for such a collaboration. Project ideas that concern among other a mentoring program are currently being worked out.

Building New Blocks

Building New Blocks offers financial support to EUR students and staff for developing and evaluating projects that aim to promote equal opportunities in primary, secondary, and higher education. Do you want to pilot a mentorship programme for Rotterdam's high school students? Do you have an idea that can increase students' sense of belonging?

Then apply now!

Deadline: 30-06-2021 or 30-09-2021

EUR voted most inclusive employer

Recently EUR was voted the most inclusive employer of 2020. The 'De Bart' award was presented via NPO Radio 1 (Dutch only) and was accepted live by HR policy advisor Judith Wiskie. 'De Bart' was named after Bart de Bart, who founded SWOM (Foundation for Customised Studying & Working). SWOM aims to help Young Professionals with a disability progress in their professional life and career.


More news

Please find hereunder previous events and Diversity & Inclusion-related news.

Mosaic 2.0 – new scholarships

Mosaic 2.0 is a PhD scholarship program aimed at the under-represented group of graduates with a migration background from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Turkey in the Netherlands. The procedure consists of a pre-proposal and a full proposal. Mosaic 2.0 is a science-wide program; any research topic can be eligible. Candidates do not submit the application themselves; this is done by an intended supervisor.

The deadline for submitting pre‐proposals is 28 September 2021 14:00.
The deadline for submitting full proposals is 8 March 2022 14:00.

Please visit the following link for further information.”

Athena Award Nomination Invitation

The FAME Athena Award recognizes staff and students who make a substantial contribution to the position of female talent within the academic environment.

Do you know an initiative which has made an extraordinary contribution to the position of female talent within the EUR or Erasmus MC?

Nominate these colleagues or students for the FAME Athena Award!

You can nominate the initiative with all members included through the webform until Friday 10th September 2021! The criteria and guidelines regarding the nomination of an initiative can be found in the regulations. Questions? Email: Fame@eur.nl

ECHO Awards

Students can be nominated for the ECHO Award 2021, a prize organized by the Expertise Centre for Diversity Policy, for excellent talent with a non-Western background in higher education. The ECHO Award consists of a Summer Course at UCLA in the United States, access to ECHO’s extensive and participation in ECHO's leadership program. Students who stand out because of their entrepreneurial spirit, organizational skills, active social involvement and constructive approach to challenges related to exclusion, can be nominated.

Further information and application at https://www.eur.nl/en/echo-awards-2021.

Deadline for application: 14-6-2021 (09.00 AM)

Diversiteit, rechtspraak en de samenleving (Dutch)

De rechtspraak vervult een onmisbare rol in onze samenleving; een samenleving die steeds aan verandering onderhevig is. Dat vraagt om continu meegroeien van de rechterlijke macht en binnen die ontwikkeling fungeert diversiteit onder meer als centrale waarde. Om deze thematiek de aandacht te geven die het verdient en om studenten op persoonlijke wijze te laten kennismaken met de rechtspraak, organiseert Erasmus School Law een Meet&Greet.

Meer informatie vindt u hier.

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