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Friends of Interactie

Are you an alumni of Interactie?
Do you want to support the association?

If both questions answer yes, become a Friend of Interactie!
You can become a friend of Interactie for just €50 per year. With this you will receive a gift and you can attend the barbecues for free. In addition you will receive updates about our events, members and the board.

Our current Friends of Interactie:
Jip de Kort
Marjet Lammers
Thijs Putman
Ida Sanders
Arjen Martens
Bram Vercammen
Martin Schönbeck
Bart Fessl
Etienne van Gils
Edith Rook
Olaf Klooster
Koen Koolen
Mark van Uden
Rick van de Wiel

We would like to thank you all for supporting us!

Interactie Board

The current board is the 23rd board of Interactie, installed on the 26th of February 2018.

  • Chairman: Maarten-Job van der Laars
  • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Julie Knipping
  • Treasurer: Eveline van Oosterhout

Previous boards

22nd board

  • Chairman: Simone Balvers
  • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Eliza den Heijer
  • Treasurer: Jip van Schayik
  • Commissioner of External Relations: Jari Flinterman

21st board


    • Chaiman: Tom Mul
    • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Robert Lintzen
    • Treasurer: Casper van der Schaft
    • Commissioner of External Relations: Daan Havekes

20th board

          • Chairman: Thijmen Smith
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM until 09-09-2015: IJfke Broeckaert
          • Secretary from 09-09-2015: Sebastian Hummel
          • Treasurer: Nadja Brouns
          • Commissioner of External Relations: Rens van den Elsen
          • Local Responsible from 09-09-2015: Rens van den Elsen
          • Commissioner of Activities until 09-09-2015: Sebastian Hummel

19th board

          • Chairman: Stephanie Riffo Rodriguez
          • Secretary : Siros Alamdary Badlou
          • Treasurer & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Tom Koolen
          • Commissioner of External Relations: Olaf Klooster

18th board

          • Chairman: Victor Teunissen
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Astrid Rijkers
          • Treasurer: Pim Janssen
          • Commissioner of Activities: Casper Miltenburg

17th board

          • Chairman: Bram Vercammen
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Koen Koolen
          • Treasurer: Yorick Heidema
          • Commissioner of Activities: Arjen Martens

16th board

          • Chairman: Patrick van Beek
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Bart van Eijden
          • Treasurer: Jeroen Pillaerds

15th board

          • Chairman: Nic van Kooten
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Wesley van Renswouw
          • Treasurer: Marjet Lammers
          • External Affairs: Edith Rook

14th board

          • Chairman: Arjan Bouter
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Rombout Kampen
          • Treasurer: Pim Polman

13th board

          • Chairman: Bob van den Bergh
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Geoffrey van IJzendoorn
          • Treasurer: Arjan Gorter
          • External Affairs: Mark Koster

12th board

          • Chairman: Salih Kilic
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Rémon te Voert
          • Treasurer: Jeroen Hoeks

11th board

          • Chairman: Selinde van Raalte
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Ida Sanders
          • Treasurer: Arnout Gorter
          • External Affairs: Rutger Olthof

10th board

          • Chairman: Marisca Sinkiewiecz
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Thijs Putman
          • Treasurer: Klaas Langeveld
          • External Affairs: Erna Gooren

9th board

          • Chairman: Niek Pieters
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: René Heunen
          • Treasurer: Vincent Hoffs
          • External Affairs: Maurice Vlek
          • Activities and Promotion: Thierno Diallo

8th board

          • Chairman: Ineke Noordhuizen
          • Secretary : Jessica Peters
          • Treasurer & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Etienne van Gils
          • External Affairs: Mark Didden

7th board

          • Chairman: Edwin van Rest
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Martin Schönbeck
          • Treasurer: Peter van Steene
          • External Affairs: Kees-Jochem Wehrmeijer

6th board

          • Chairman: Judith de Winter
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Susan van Zelst
          • Treasurer: Arie van Santen
          • External Affairs: Hans Kalishoek
          • Activities: Zinzi Meursing

5th board

          • Chairman: Frederik van der Zanden
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Linda van Helvoort
          • Treasurer: Arianne van Oudheusden (till 26-10)
          • External Affairs: Gijs van der wielen (from 26-10 also Treasurer)
          • Activities: Maurice Raven
          • Promotion: Arianna van Oudheusden (from 26-10)

4th board

          • Chairman: Guido Pans
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Martijn van Acker
          • Treasurer: Wim Corstiaensen
          • External Affairs: Laureijs Gouverneur (till 16-06)
          • External Affairs: Marcel Peters(from 16-06)

3rd board

          • Chairman: Jeroen Mannaerts
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Anthony Carter
          • Treasurer: Maarten Smeets
          • External Affairs: Dennis Krap

2nd board

          • Chairman: Wim Keijzer
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Peggy Bunnik
          • Treasurer: Nienke Gelders
          • Public Relations: Boukje Ehlen

1st board

          • Chairman: Bart Fessl
          • Secretary & Local Responsible ESTIEM: Marjan van Gennip
          • Treasurer: Wim van Eijk
          • Founding and Publicity: Idwer Bijlsma


The founders of Interactie are:

      • Marcel van Elst
      • Marlies van Laarhoven
      • Kees Huige
      • Gabriëlle Jansen
      • Joost de Koeijer
      • Léon Stevemans
      • Ralf Strikers
      • Idwer Bijlsma
      • Wim van Eijk
      • Marjan van Gennip
      • Bart Fessl
      • Miranda Kuiper

Get Involved

Are you interested in traveling and to develop yourself internationally? Get active! Join us for one of the following:

-Joining a committee within Interactie! For example our Memberstrip committee

-Organise events for European students

-Host international students during events

-Visit events organised by other Local Groups in ESTIEM

-Set up student exchanges with different Universities in Europe

As Interactie organises around 8 international events per year and events by other Local Groups are organised on a weekly basis, it is not difficult to get involved. Do you want to stay up-to-date about the possibilities, but are you not sure what you want to do or can do?

You can contact us at and we will look what fits you best!

We welcome all students that are members of Industria! Don’t hestitate.

25th anniversary of ESTIEM (Eindhoven, 2015)

Case study competition TIMES


1. What can I do when I’m an Interactie member?
Interactie organises a lot of events in Eindhoven like trainings, case competitions, barbecues and member drinks. Interactie also organizes 2 exchanges abroad each year and a members trip. You can become active by doing a committee with other people, which is a lot of fun and good for your personal development. As an Interactie member, you’re also automatically member of ESTIEM. If you want to become a member, send us an e-mail or visit the Interactie office and sign up as an Interactie member through filling in a form. Please ask the boardies for this. Becoming a member of Interactie costs only €12 per year.

2. What can I do within ESTIEM?
ESTIEM has different kinds of events throughout the whole year. You can “apply” for these events on, if you’re a member. Of course, you can also try to go on a trip with someone you know and apply together. These events are all over Europe and a lot of fun. All these events have certain themes. For example, an Europe3D event is an event where people get to know the political, economical and cultural aspects of the country they’re visiting. Be careful you won’t get addicted on travelling after your first trip!

You can also get active in one of the Projects, Committees or Initiatives within ESTIEM. If you want to work in a multinational team and get active on a higher level, go to the “Get Involved” page.

3. How can I sign up for an ESTIEM event?
After signing up for Interactie, you will receive an e-mail through which you can access the ESTIEM portal and start applying for ESTIEM events. The board is always available to help you with this. All events in Europe are organised by people that we know, so you don’t have to worry about being fooled or ending up abroad without help!

4. What are the costs of an ESTIEM event?
Travelling with ESTIEM is really cheap. The participation fee for approximately 5 days of food, accommodation and activities is often around 50-70 euros. This doesn’t cover transportation, and extra costs you make there, like having a drink. Another pro is that Interactie has a reimbursement policy for these participation fees (ask for general conditions). This means that your participation fee can be reimbursed and you only have to pay for your transportation.

5. I have a question about Interactie, ESTIEM or need tips for travelling. What should I do?
If you’re uncertain about something, you can always send an e-mail to the board or stop by at U2 in the “Paviljoen”. We’re always up for answering your questions.

6. Where can I find cheap tickets?
You can use the website to find all the cheap flight, train and bus tickets available to any place in Europe! Other sites to find cheap travel options are:, or From Eindhoven, low cost airlines like Wizzair, Ryanair and Transavia are departing to all kinds of destinations. From Schiphol, there are also some low-cost airlines, like SAS, Norwegian Air and Easyjet. If you go to an event in Germany or Belgium, you can also consider other ways of transportation like the car or train. On the ESTIEM website there is a lot of information per destination about how to get there.

7. I lost my password for the ESTIEM portal.
When you go to, please click on the green frame next to the login box (without typing in anything), you will get an extra screen where you can retrieve your password. The user name is always your name as it is written in a normal way, e.g. “Bas de Rijk”.

8. How does the Portal work?
On the following page you can find a small manual that guides you through the Portal.

9. What is the difference between Interactie and ESTIEM?
Interactie is the (Dutch) study association for international activities for Industrial Engineering and Management in Eindhoven. We have our office in the Paviljoen and belong to the association Industria. ESTIEM is a Europe-wide organization with a wide network that Interactie uses to travel through Europe and meet up with other students. ESTIEM has its own yearly board, which consist of six European students from all over Europe. When Interactie organizes an event, it is specifically done to attract ESTIEMers from other European cities.


ESTIEM, European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management, represents more than 60.000 students from all over Europe. It is made up of a network of 79 member associations, called Local Groups, in 31 different countries. Founded in 1990, its goal is to build up and strengthen the relationships between IEM students in Europe. Until this date, it is the only Europe-wide organisation for IEM students.

ESTIEM members coming together in Porto, Council Meeting 2016

ESTIEM members coming together in Porto, Council Meeting 2016

All year round, multinational project teams are organising European activities such as student exchanges, case competitions, lectures, trainings and workshops. This makes ESTIEM a unique network that brings together people with different cultural backgrounds and experiences. Do you want to stay updated about all the developments, open positions and open calls within ESTIEM? You can always stop by at Paviljoen U.2 or send us an e-mail to

If you become member of Interactie, you’ll also become a member of ESTIEM. This means you can apply for ESTIEM events on the Portal. The site of ESTIEM is Take a look and see what opportunities there are for you. Depending on what event you’re going, you will have a week full of lectures on a specific topic, trainings on personal skills, fun activities like city tours and ofcourse awesome parties. On these events, people from all around Europe are gathered with the same goal and are eager to meet you. If you have any questions, you can always send an e-mail to

Interactie at the Council Meeting Eindhoven 2013.

Interactie at the Council Meeting Eindhoven 2013.



ESTIEM Portal Introduction

Once you’re a member of Interactie, you’re also an ESTIEMer. This means you can join all the events that are organised within ESTIEM. The 76 “Local Groups” from all over Europe can organise events with different themes. There are events that show you the cultural, political and economical dimensions of a country(Europe3D), conferences and events that focus on a relevant topic in the Industrial Engineering field or Activity Weeks with certain themes. You can find all the offered events and more on the ESTIEM website, the so-called Portal. On this page you find a small manual to find you way on the Portal.

When you come on the Portal, you can immediately log in. Your user name is your full name and you can fill in your password through the mail you received once you’re registered in ESTIEM.


When you’re logged in, you see the following screen. In the left green block you see three events with the nearest application deadline. In the green block on the right you see the forum topics that are most current. You also see the tabs: Home, Events, Get involved, Forum, Photos and My Profile. Sometimes it is quite hard to find something within the ESTIEM site, because the structure is not always that convenient.


If it is your first time on the Portal, it is recommendable to update your profile. When you click “My Profile”, you see the following screen(with your own account of course). It is quite self-evident how to adjust all your data and how to upload a phote. It is really recommended to upload a picture, because it looks nice and it increases your chances to be accepted for events. When someone looks on your profile, he sees all the events you’ve ever visited and the details you have filled in.


Applying for an ESTIEM evenement

Now you have updated your profile, you can apply for an event. When you click on the tab “Events”, you can see all the events that are available. In green letters you see the type of event, the theme/topic, and the location. In the black letters you see the date of the events and whether you can still apply fo the event. The first events have often already passed the application deadline. On the right you could use filters to find specific events and all the way down on the page you could navigate to the next page.


When you’re interested in an event, you can click on the block to get more information. You’ll see you can’t click on every block, because you can’t apply for events like Local Group Exchanges. When you for example click on “ Ice Hockey World Championship Activity week” in Minsk, you see the following.

In the green block you see the location, dates, the application period(application deadline of the example is March 28 for example, the participation fee(that can be declared at Interactie), the amount of persons that will be accepted for the events and the cancellation deadline, the last date that you can cancel an event once you’re registered without possible financial consequences.


When you click “Apply for event”, you have to write a short motivation of 500 characters. Write this motivation with some enthusiasm, to convince the organisers you are really motivated to attend the event. Once you’ve applied, you get a confirmation mail from ESTIEM. From that moment on, you have to wait until the organisers accept you for the event. This can take a while after the application period. You get an e-mail if you’re accepted. Once you’re accepted and registered for an event, you can still cancel. Do this before the cancellation deadline. You can also click on “Show Participants”, to see who else has applied and is accepted.

Further possibilities

On the portable you can also see the possibilities what is happening within Central ESTIEM. Under the tab “Get involved”, you find the different projects and committees that you can join within ESTIEM. Also, if you want to stay updated about ESTIEM, you can join the active maillist.



Are you interested in Interactie or do you have any questions related to our association? Do you have any questions about ESTIEM events, or do you want to know more about what ESTIEM is about? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

You can call us on +31 (0) 40 247 2011.

We are also on Facebook:

Postal address

Studievereniging Industria Interactie
Postbus 513, Pav. B.06
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Visiting address

Studievereniging Industria Interactie
De Lismortel 62
Paviljoen U.02
5612 AR Eindhoven
The Netherlands



Interactie is the study association for international activities in the Industrial Engineering and Management field (IEM for short). Interactie began as a committee (Interact.cie) of Industria on the 4th of April 1990. Interactie was founded in 1996 as a subsidiary of Industria with the goal to give students the opportunity to get in contact with the international aspects of IEM. The association has around 170 members, both Dutch and International (master) students.

One of the goals of Interactie is to let IE (Industrial Engineering) students experience how amazing it is to travel, meet with and learn from other European IE students. Traveling with Interactie can provide you opportunities such as developing your soft and hard skills and make connections all over Europe.

One of the low entry barrier events Interactie organises is an exchange every six months to different cities in Europe.

“This exchange impressed me with all of its warmth and niceness. It has been a great chance to meet French students, experience French culture and also to get to know the members of Interactie.” (Exchange Grenoble) 

On these exchanges you get to know other Dutch IE students, but most importantly the culture of the other international IE students.

Besides the exchanges, Interactie also provides other travel opportunities within ESTIEM.

Here is a short promovideo about what we do and who we are:

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Sebastian Bob Hummel, Training Advanced Trainers (TAT) Siegen At the end of April, the first ESTIEM Training Advanced Trainers (TAT) since 5 years was held. This event is the highest level of educational events for ESTIEMers interested in delivering training to their peers. If you’re interested in becoming a trainer, the first step is to go to a Training New… Read more »


Danny Brus, Utekravallen Activity Week The 17th of May was the day that I departed from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to go to Utekravallen Activity Week in Linköping, Sweden. After arriving at the smallest airport I’ve seen in my life, I walked to the city centre to meet with some old friends I met during Carnaval Activity Week 2018. Together we walked… Read more »


Jorik Meijers, Alumni Meeting Barcelona Last month Robert, Anastasiia and I went to the Alumni meeting in Barcelona as the new elected board of ESTIEM. The Alumni Meeting is a yearly organised event, similar to a Council meeting, only then for the Alumni and less formal. It was an amazing experience, to come together with people from all ages and from… Read more »