PATRICK VAN DER PAS

Patrick van der Pas is a Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator for several international organizations and has created a specialization in marginalized sexual orientated groups and gender identities. Nowadays Patrick is also secretary of the Human Rights Committee of InterPride and member of InterPride’s WorldPride committee. Van der Pas focuses on the development and implementation of department programs and activities within organizations, municipalities, and other governmental institutions to establish a safer social environment to work and live in. Patrick started as co-founder of a foundation for the LGBTQI+ youth community in Maastricht (NL) and was the originator of the International LGBT Student Day. Besides these activities, for sexually marginalized groups combined, van der Pas also organized events, hosted workshops, did more focused orientated researches and wrote publications on specific sexually marginalized groups and problems that these groups face.

WORK

2011 – CURRENT

Previously Countdown Organization

Founded a consultancy agency focused on business development and concept innovation. Client base represented a variety of industries, which excelled my adaptiveness and capability of switching between, and keeping up, different projects. Performances are highlighted with creating and implementing a new concept for a restaurant, increasing their annual revenue from € 400.000 to € 1.500.000 after 1,5 years.

2008 – 2013

Managed a team of 15 people on a daily basis. Responsible for the daily routine, structure and profit management. Significantly increased the concept when it comes to innovation. Successfully managed banqueting activities. Controlled all the activities, first contact with the guests, put everyone in their positions and synchronized everything with the kitchen-team.

2011 – 2012

Organized and structured the cultural project Wijkkeuken van Zuid of Stichting Freehouse. Developed work procedures and implemented them successfully. Managed daily events, promotions and supported the finance department.

Freehouse started in 1998 working on collective development of public space. From the perspective of Freehouse cultural productions are an effective and open way to give expression to identity and quality and to analyse social and economic values. Because of this the opportunity is created to create new, local district value chains based on existing and potential qualities.

EDUCATION

2018 – Current

Double Master of Science (MSc) degree in Public Policy and Human Development.

2015 – 2018

Diploma obtained with three minors:

2017 – 2018 Minor Gender & Sexuality

2017 – 2018 Minor Global Health, Care and Society

2017 – 2018 Minor Governance and Policy

VOLUNTEERING WORK

2018 – CURRENT

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Being representative of InterPride within the geographic region as defined by InterPride, and representing the geographical region on the InterPride Board of Directors. Region 13 consists of the following countries: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco and The Netherlands.

InterPride is the world federation of LGBTQI+ Pride organizers and ties Pride together globally. InterPride’s Vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all. InterPride’s Mission is Empowering Pride Organizations Worldwide. InterPride acts as a source of education and a stepping-stone to elevating community interaction for PRIDE events worldwide.

2018 – CURRENT

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Representing Pink Saturday primarily in, but not limited to, the international field.

Pink Saturday is the oldest Pride movement in the Netherlands and already exists since 1978. Every year this Pride moves to another city where attention can be drawn to the marginalized position of members of the LGBTQI+ community.

2016 – CURRENT

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Assisting bidding organizations with their proposal as well as recommending acceptance or denial of said applications to the general membership of InterPride and ensuring that the host organization has all the stipulations of their contact fulfilled.

InterPride is the world federation of LGBTQI+ Pride organizers and ties Pride together globally. InterPride’s Vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all. InterPride’s Mission is Empowering Pride Organizations Worldwide. InterPride acts as a source of education and a stepping-stone to elevating community interaction for PRIDE events worldwide.

2015 – CURRENT

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Fostering and maintaining strong relationships with committee members. Co-creating the mid-year and year reports. Establishing and keep up record keeping system of committee activities and participation.

InterPride is the world federation of LGBTQI+ Pride organizers and ties Pride together globally. InterPride’s Vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all. InterPride’s Mission is Empowering Pride Organizations Worldwide. InterPride acts as a source of education and a stepping-stone to elevating community interaction for PRIDE events worldwide.

2014 – CURRENT

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Responsible for coordination of the research team which operates worldwide. Structured research methods and analysed local impacts of prides around the world.

Co-author Pride Radar report.

PrideUnited is an organisation that is committed to contribute to a LGBTQI-friendly world by building global coalitions and implementing high-profile politics. High Profile politics is a strategic combination of lobby & advocacy, visibility and mass-movements. Amongst other activities PrideUnited monitors the global Pride movement and measures their impact locally.

2014 – 2016

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After doing volunteering work in other social fields Patrick van der Pas started to focus on LGBTQI+ related issues in 2015. Patrick co-founded a foundation for the LGBTQI+ youth in Maastricht and it’s surroundings. Van der Pas operated as the president of this foundation and under Patrick’s leadership LGBT Maastricht became the fastest growing LGBTQI+ association for students in the Netherlands with over 500 members in the first year. The weekly informal/social events on Tuesday evening were visited by 80-150 LGBTQI+ and straight allies a week. Next to the weekly social gatherings also other events were created as for example; movie screenings, weekend getaways, picnics and trips to amusement parks. Patrick did not only concentrated on organizing events but also aimed for more structural social changes in the city of Maastricht. Patrick conducted this with other student associations, political parties, Maastricht University and the municipality of Maastricht.

2014 – 2015

First responder to emergencies, mainly responsible for the night/weekend shifts.

PROJECTS

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2018

2018

2016 / 2017

2016

2015

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Co-author Pride Radar report.

International Advisory Committee for the Guadalajara LGBTQI+ 2018 Study.

Co-author Pride Radar report.

Research CSD Bundestreffen.

Co-author Pride Radar report.

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2017

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2016

2016

2015

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Presentation Imagined Pride @ Madrid

Presentation Imagined Pride @ Amsterdam

Workshop Pride and Safety @ Montpellier

Workshop Human Rights and Pride @ Montpellier

Workshop Trans* and Home @ ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2016 – 2017

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Controlled the process of selecting speakers and choosing themes for workshops, breakout sessions and more. To ensure a well-balanced group of experts, politicians, and activists with a variety of experiences and perspectives in the summit.

2015

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Patrick van der Pas contrived the first International LGBT Student Day. Maastricht is the city with the most international students in the Netherlands. Therefore the initiative was taken to create a day to focus on LGBTQI+ related issues with international organizations and for [international] students. Patrick van der Pas managed to successfully bring together over 110 organizations, each with their own distinct social issues and interests, in order to cooperatively challenge the problems they face in their fight for equality. The event included an info stage, workshops, an art exhibition, lectures, a movie theater with documentaries, a fashion show, an info market and several performances. The day was closed with a party and had an overall of 600+ visitors.

And the afterparty.

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2016

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2014 – 2015

2013

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Carena Ser Radio

NOS

Cul Magazine

Montpelliergay.com

WINQ

De Telegraaf

RTV Maastricht

Gay.blog.nl

Gaynieuws.blogspot.com

Dichtbij.nl

Dagblad de Limburger

Magazine De Volksvertegenwoordiger