Jasper Bergink

What’s your name and DG?
Jasper Bergink, DG Home Affairs

What’s your role in the Ideas That Matter team?
Next to Kristina and Maria, I am one of the co-directors

If you were to speak on Ideas That Matter, what would your talk be about?
Gross National Happiness, or the importance of street art to make over cities lively and bring smiles on the faces of people walking by.

What place in your home country would you recommend people to visit
?
Go mountainbiking in the forests around Apeldoorn, my home town.

What is your favourite TED talk
?
On TEDxAmsterdam 2011, I had the luck to see the talk by Esra’a Al Shafei, a Bahraini human rights activist who makes a great use of new technologies to advance human rights in the Arab world. Because of the controversy of her work, her face can’t be shown in the video. But even the audio transmits her great strength and passion.

Where can we find you online?
You can read my blogs for TEDxAmsterdam on www.tedxamsterdam.com. You can also find me on twitter: @jbergink and LinkedIn: Jasper Bergink
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