Meet Our Core Team

  • Jeroen Jansz

    Academic Director 

    Prof Dr Jeroen Jansz is the academic director of the CLI. He is in charge of current affairs and develops CLI’s policy in collaboration with the CLI team, the directors of education, the Learning & Innovation teams in the EUR schools and the Executive Board. More information:


  • Marieke Veenstra 

    Programme Director 

    Marieke Veenstra is an alumnus of the EUR, who graduated in history and sociology. During her studies she discovered her interest in organisation development and change processes. Marieke started her career at a large consultancy firm. After that she worked at the University of Amsterdam as marketeer and as an operations manager for ten years. She has been back at the EUR since 2000, at first as director of operations of a faculty and since 2011 as programme manager of large strategic programs. The first programme was about improving education support systems and processes. The implementation of Osiris was our most important project. In the next program, Digital is the New Normal, we created a user-friendly digital learning environment with Canvas and MyEUR.

    We continued the collaboration with the faculties and service departments in the Community for Learning & Innovation. Working together on change and improving processes is my passion and that is what CLI is all about. She is proud of the strong network that we have built which is focused on future oriented education. Together we will improve education!


  • Michelle Kloos 

    Project Management Officer

    Michelle Kloos has been part of the CLI core team as Project Management Officer (PMO) since 2019. As PMO she focuses on monitoring, supporting, facilitating and controlling all of the CLI innovation projects. She keeps the overview and steers when needed. Next to this, Michelle focuses on improving our project processes and developing a clear structured way of working, so it’s clear for everyone what to expect when doing a project with CLI. Michelle is the first gatekeeper on all the new innovation project applications and she finds it great to see so many inspiring ideas!


  • Mirjam van de Woerdt 

    Community Manager 

    Mirjam is responsible for the overarching community management and content management for the CLI. She guards the CLI's positioning and visibility, advises project managers on the activation of lecturers and students and strives to connect all projects and Schools. Furthermore, she initiates and programmes events together with the communication officer, such as the Future Education Hackathon, and takes care of content on,, the CLI news letter and socials.


  • Jolande Blansjaar

    Communication Officer

    Jolande Blansjaar has been working at the CLI as a communication officer since March 2020. She works closely with Mirjam van de Woerdt. For the past 10 years she has worked as an event coordinator at the Erasmus University in the marketing communication department. At the CLI, Jolande is responsible for organizing and guiding various events, such as bEURs, workshops and research lunches. Jolande is also involved in the visibility and findability of the CLI on and MyEUR as well as on social media.

  • Jordie van der Burgt

    Students-for-Students Chair

    As a student-member of the CLI Core Team, Jordie is responsible to represent students in the day-to-day business of the CLI. Moreover, he is responsible for the Students-for-Students platform. Student organisations that want to offer educational activities, outside of the existing curriculum can collaborate through our platform, get advice, or ask for assistance to facilitate their activities through the platform. Any student that has a question regarding CLI or Students-for-Students should feel free to contact Jordie.