The 118th board of the K.N.P.S.V.
The whole 118th board of the K.N.P.S.V.
Ulrike van Ark
Emma van Rijn
Commissioner of foreign affairs
Commissioner of general affairs
Policy document of the 118th board of the Royal Dutch Pharmaceutical Student Association
As the 118th board of the Royal Dutch Pharmaceutical Students Association (K.N.P.S.V.), our general guideline is the objectives document and covenant for
the policy in the association year 2020-2021. In addition, we have set personal targets
regarding ‘General’, ‘International’, ‘Brotherhood’ and ‘Professional’.
Since 2020, the world has been affected by the COVID-19 virus. It is uncertain how long this
virus will keep our society in its grip. The virus also affects our association. The influences of
COVID-19 on our association, and the way of acting in this situation can be found in the Corona
We will complete the work on (re)archiving and digitizing the archive. We will take five days to
do so. The (re)archiving will be carried out by the entire board.
The Association of Chemistry Students at the Vrije Universiteit (VCSVU) may join the
K.N.P.S.V. at the Autumn General Meeting of 2020. We will support this accession process,
after the possible accession, by organising a welcome evening at the VCSVU in Amsterdam
after the accession. This evening will be dedicated to what the K.N.P.S.V. has to offer to the
members of the VCSVU. In addition to the informative aspect of this evening, the evening will
also have an accessible social part.
With a view to the future of the K.N.P.S.V. in mind, we will set up a five-year plan. This plan
will be based on the K.N.P.S.V. A first version of this document will be presented at the
Congress General Meeting of 2021.
We want to facilitate the committee participation and increase the attendance at activities of
the K.N.P.S.V. for the coming years. To do this, we will review the committees and activities
of the K.N.P.S.V., in cooperation with the committee members. The goal is to gain even more
popularity for activities and committees within the K.N.P.S.V. The revisions will be
implemented as of the association year 2021-2022.
Being part of a committee within the K.N.P.S.V. will be brought even more to the members’
attention. The purpose will be to increase the interest of the members for these committees,
and thus to facilitate the filling of the committee. To achieve this, we will be placing personal
vlogs made by committee members on the social media channels. The commissions with the
corresponding tasks are highlighted in these vlogs.
The information provided on the K.N.P.S.V. website regarding the application procedure for an
SEP internship raises many questions among Dutch students interested in an internship
abroad. Therefore, we will improve the information provision. In addition, we will set up a
standardized method for the selection of incoming SEP internships. A matching form will be
drawn up for this procedure. This will be done to determine, in a simple and clear way, which
applications are the most suitable for an SEP internship in the Netherlands.
We want to create even more awareness for the international activities of EPSA and IPSF.
This goal will be achieved by organizing a theme week around the applications and promoting
them through the social media channels. The themes will be related to the (bio-)pharmaceutical
aspect of the activities, for example the conference theme.
The Folia Pharmaceutica will be in English as of next year. Before this change is implemented,
the opinion of the readers of the Folia will be gauged with a survey. We are going to change
the written language as the number of international students within the (bio)pharmacy studies
increases. We consider it important that the Folia Pharmaceutica is also accessible to these
In order to improve the fraternization between the departments, we want to look into the
possibility of organizing a K.N.P.S.V.-skiing trip. This will be done by taking a survey among
the members. The need for such a trip and the details of this activity will be gauged with the
help of this survey.
The Pharmacy Hockey Tournament will be organized by the K.N.P.S.V. in July 2021. This
tournament is a great asset for the fraternization among the members of the K.N.P.S.V.
In order to promote contact between the students and the professional associations, we will
organize an educational activity in collaboration with the professional associations. This activity
will focus on what the professional associations can offer the (bio-)pharmacy student.
Networking will be possible during this activity.