Mark Verhijde Advice and Projects B.V.

I create new relationships between governments, organisations and people. Key principles are more civic participation and social initiatives with more perspective for end users. But also less top-down practices by the authorities and fewer bumps due to legislation and rules.

If you would like to know more about my work, please leave your details here.

Email mark.verhijde@gmail.com and phone +31 652 653 005. Here you find my CV and LinkedIn profiel.


Advice, projects and programs

How do authorities act on civic participation? Which opportunities are there for initiatives from society? How do we create powerful neighbourhoods and villages? Can everyone really join and participate? I support and work on these issues as a policy advisor, project leader or programme manager.


Trainings and guidance

How do residents and entrepreneurs gain more ownership of their environment? What does open government mean both for citizens and for governments? What about legislation and regulations, risks, safety and liability? My support on such questions involves roles as a trainer, a teacher, a discussion leader or a supervisor.


Interim activities

What does DIY actually mean for your organization and employees? How do you determine a realistic course when it comes to more civic participation? I support here as a policy advisor, a project leader, a programme manager on an interim basis.

What about liability for citizens’ initiatives?


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Work activities

Current assignments

  • Interim advisor Civil Participation (2018) at municipality Landerd
  • Advisor Policy plan for Zorgcooperatie Reek (2018)
  • Project manager Sustainable Mobility Diepenveen (2016 – now) for the Province of Overijssel
  • Teacher SBO training District and Area Manager, section Forces & Civil Participation
  • Trainer JS Consultancy for the section Civil Participation for various training courses

Afgeronde opdrachten (verkort)

  • Interim advisor Civil Participation (2017 – 2018) for BMC Yacht at municipality Landerd
  • Chairman Meet & Greet event ‘Volunteers meet Council members’ for the Registry of Municipality of Landerd (2018)
  • Project leader Participatory approach to the future of Ootmarsum swimming pool De Kuiperberg (2017 – 2018) for the municipality of Dinkelland
  • Process supervisor BOOG (2016) for Learning and Expertise point Open Government (LEOO)
  • Workshop leader Liability for citizens’ initiatives (2017) for the municipality of Rhenen
  • Project Leader Civil Initiatives and Liability Research (2012-2014) for the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations – published as “Regel die Burgerinitiatieven” (NL only)
  • Chairman of the Day Conference Mijn Stad in Beweging, Schiedam (2017) for Acquire Publishing
  • Discussion leader of the Small Initiatives Evening (2017) for the municipality of Gouda/VIP and the GoudApot Foundation
  • Instructor Knowledge Day Participation (2016) for Speeltuinwerk Limburg and Speelplan Almere
  • Workshop supervisor “De Aaibaarheid voorbij”, LPB congress Tilburg (2015)
  • Discussion leader Focus groups Recalibration public transport strategy for the town of Raalte and the villages Bathmen, Lettele, Okkenbroek (2015) for the Province of Overijssel
  • Workshop leader Liability for citizens’ initiatives for KISS-Oost (2015)
  • Trainer Orientation Day for Alifa Team East (2015)
  • Project Manager Community houses Stichtse Vecht (2012-2013)
  • Advisor Artists group Werkplaats K, Kerkrade (2012)
  • District Manager municipality of Stichtse Vecht (2012)
  • Project Manager Civil Participation In-Company Programme Municipality of Twenterand (2011-2012)
  • Advisor for Citizens Participation Pilot project Swimming Pools Municipality of Twenterand (2011-2012)

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BLOGS

HEERLEN GEBROOKERBOS

De Dobbeltuin “Here, read this,” said Jos Reinders. I received the brochure ‘Your initiative does not match our framework. And what should we do now?’ A guide from the Province of Limburg, VKKL, Synthesis and the Municipality of Peel en Maas, with questions for and by residents’ initiatives, in terms of involvement, support and accountability. And […]


Open Water Boards and Civic Participation

I was invited to write a column for Straatbeeld 2018 number 5. The theme of the magazine is Climate, with a lot of information about the conference Climate on Thursday 8 November at Expo Houten, The Netherlands. My column is about water, water awareness and water boards. And of course about civic participation and community initiatives related to water policy and implementation.


The municipality of Landerd as a good neighbour

Citizen participation in Landerd In this blog you will find the summary of the policy framework Citizen Participation in Landerd, made in the period 2017-2018 with an extension (theoretical framework) in the summer of 2018. The focus is on the strength in society and the villages, where there are a lot of good community initiatives. […]

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