29 September 2021

UU presents: Success Stories Festival 2021

Have you experienced success within the public sector? And would you like to share this with the world? Take part in the student writing contest of the @Success Stories Festival 2021 and win 250 euros!

Speaking of the public sector, we often talk about failures and crises. Pointing out malpractice is necessary, but we also need to understand when and how things do work. The government often turns to formal reports and impressive figures to show what is going well, while anecdotes, stories and personal examples are much more powerful.

Therefore Utrecht University, in cooperation with the Vereniging voor Bestuurskunde, Vereniging voor OverheidsManagement and Platform O, organizes the Success Stories Festival 2021. This festival aims to collect true stories of public sector successes. A professional jury consisting of Libris Literature Prize winner Murat Isik and public administration expert Mirko Noordegraaff (among others) will choose and present the best story. The writer of this story receives 250 euros.

All bachelor and master students are invited to submit a true success story before 22 October to succesverhalen@uu.nl (preferably in Dutch or English). We look forward to hear from you!