The party and association Letteren Vooruit has a great history. From the beginning onwards the goal of Letteren Vooruit was to stand up for all students at the Faculty of Arts. Democracy flows through the veins of the party and always is the key to succes.
The grounding of Letteren Vooruit
May 6th 2014
Letteren Vooruit was grounded on May the 6th in 2014 by Léon Melein and Reinard van Dalen. They wanted to bring back democracy at the Faculty of Arts.
First list of candidates
In April 2015 Letteren Vooruit presented the very first list of candidates. The party was very proud of a diverse list containing candidates with various backgrounds.
Letteren Vooruit wins the elections with 3 seats
Letteren Vooruit keeps it’s promise: It brings back democracy at the Faculty of Arts. With 3 seats the very first faction of Letteren Vooruit is a fact.
Grounding of the Association Letteren Vooruit
August 24th 2015
First-ever membership recruitment association
Member recruitment great success: Start of several committees
December 3rd 2015
The first ALV of the newly grounded association was on December 3rd 2015. A milestone in the existence of the association.
Start of a tradition: Drinks at Tram 13
January 19th 2016
First Association Activity
Letteren Vooruit visits the EU Presidency in Amsterdam
In 2016 the Netherlands had the presidency of the European Union. Letteren Vooruit visited the presidency location in Amsterdam.
Every month a new edition of The Letter
2015 and 2016
Every month the Redactie Committee publishes a new edition of The Letter. Within The Letter all updates from the Faculty Council are published. This way the association of Letteren Vooruit informs all students about current politics and policy.
Lecture Political Leadership by Hans Wiegel
May 17th 2016
Letteren Vooruit was proud to organize the first political lecture about Political Leadership by former VVD politician Hans Wiegel.
Letters Ahead gets majority in Faculty Council
The second time Letteren Vooruit participates in the elections at the Faculty of Arts. This time the party wins 6 out of 9 seats. Letteren Vooruit gets a majority in the council.
First independent board of the association
For the first time in history, the board of the association consists of independent board members. This means none of the board members is also part of the faction. From now on Letteren Vooruit is a big organisation with two parts: 1) The Faction; 2) The Association with the board and various committees.
Groninger Tweede Kamer Verkiezingsdebat 2017
March 1st 2017
Lecture by former Mayor Jacques Wallage
March 13th 2017
The faction becomes even bigger: 7 seats
Letteren Vooruit is growing even bigger. During the elections of 2017 the faction expanded to seven seats.
Excursion to the European Parliament
The members of the Letteren Vooruit association visited the European Parliament in Brussels. With it being the first international visit, it was one of the biggest activities in the history of the association.
Excursion to the Tweede Kamer
May 31st 2018
The Activities Committee organised a visit to the Tweede Kamer in The Hague. Letteren Vooruit visited the VVD faction and got a tour through the Dutch House of Representatives.
Transitiecommissie: "Voor de toekomst"
The association Letteren Vooruit formed the Transitiecommissie. This committee wrote a plan for the future of Letteren Vooruit: “Voor de toekomst”. In this plan the committee proposed the dissolution of the association. From August 2018 onwards Letteren Vooruit will be a Foundation. The Foundation will have a board consisting of members from the faction. All members of the former association will become contributors of the Foundation. All committees will stop to exist. The Support Faction will be reintroduced, so the faction of Letteren Vooruit becomes enough support.
Letteren Vooruit Lustrum
Officially Letteren Vooruit was grounded in April 2014. However the official lustrum was planed to be celebrated in June 2020. Unfortunately duo to Corona, the celebrations did not take place.