Date of creation : 1995
Honorary President : Wim van Eekelen
President: Ernst van Hoek
Secretary-general : Mats van Dijk
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The Secretary General
Mats van Dijk is a Master’s student in International Relations and Russian and Eurasian Studies at Leiden University and has completed his Bachelor in History with a Minor in American Studies. His primary professional interests are in Russian history and politics (in particular foreign policy, disinformation and corruption), European and transatlantic defence cooperation, military strategy, and civil-military interaction. During his studies, he was an executive board member of YATA Netherlands, Secretary at MOST Leiden and one of the founders of Leiden International Review. He also did an internship at De Ruijter Strategy, a strategic consultancy specialised in scenario-thinking, and at the Economic Department of the Dutch Embassy in Georgia and Armenia in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has organised many different events on the abovementioned subjects and is still a frequent contributor at conferences, both at home and abroad. In addition to being Secretary at EuroDefense Netherlands, he is also an executive board member of the Dutch Association for the United Nations, tasked primarily with supporting its Advisory Council.