Kennisland was founded with the objective of putting social innovation and the knowledge society on the map. Kimon and Nora wish to focus even more on what that innovation delivers, and for whom. Our education system is excellent, but is also under pressure. Are we really teaching the right things? Our population is ageing and is becoming increasingly diverse, but can our healthcare system keep up? And while our cities are booming, inequality is also on the rise. Where do old ideas, systems and types of organisation clash with new values, needs and opportunities? In the coming years, Kennisland will focus on these topics and search for better solutions.
Nora van der Linden has worked at Kennisland as a social innovation and education advisor since 2011. Her goal is to achieve better outcomes for people who are rarely seen and heard in society, and to help them contribute to tackling complex social issues that affect their livesAs well as putting Kennisland on the map as an advocate for better copyright law in Europe and online accessibility for digitised heritage, he also played an important role behind the scenes. We are very grateful for his efforts!. Nora:
“It is a great honour and a privilege to lead Kennisland into a new phase. I really look forward to working with Kimon and the rest of the team to seek out the social issues that define these times, and to find new solutions.”
Kimon Moerbeek has worked as an education advisor at KL since 2010, and has developed initiatives such as the national Onderwijs Pioniers (Education Pioneers) programme, the forerunner of the LerarenOntwikkelFonds (Teachers’ Development Fund). His work is driven by the belief that innovation starts with people’s intrinsic motivation to improve their environment based on their own understanding and creativity. Kimon:
“I joined Kennisland as an intern, and have always seen this organisation as the perfect platform to realise my ideals for society. I’m happy that I can continue contributing to KL in the future, to ensure that it remains a place where people can turn their ideals into action.”
Paul Keller has worked at Kennisland for eleven years, during which he was director for nine years and chair for the past year++In the coming monthsPaul will remain at KL until the end of January 2019 to focus completely on the final phase of the reform of European copyright law. He helped initiate important projects such as Digitale Pioniers (Digital Pioneers), Creative Commons Netherlands and Beelden voor de Toekomst (Images for the Future). At Kennisland, Paul has also made an important contribution to the open data strategy of Europeana.eu and many other heritage institutions. In addition, he has turned Kennisland (and the COMMUNIA Association, which he co-founded) into a leading player in the debate around more modern and open European copyright law.
As well as putting Kennisland on the map as an advocate for better copyright law in Europe and online accessibility for digitised heritage, he also played an important role behind the scenes. We are very grateful for his efforts!