Consultant public affairs & corporate relations
Dröge & van Drimmelen
Dyonne is a public affairs professional, helping clients navigate the political landscape of the Netherlands. She advises branch associations, companies, municipalities, and entrepreneurs. Her passion is bridging the gap between politics and society, which she does by organising activities at the local branch of her political party. “It is a misconception that ‘politics’ is far away and that only people who have a specific network or a specific skill set can exert political influence. I try to make the threshold for people to become politically active as low as possible.”
Annually, Dyonne organises an event on behalf of her professional association, where ten small charities are invited to meet politicians, policymakers, and lobbyists and given advice on how to bring their interests to the attention of relevant stakeholders.
Dyonne is Coordinating Ambassador of The Netherlands for One Young World. She is the linchpin between the Dutch OYW Community and the annual Summit.
Studies show that less than a third of young people show any interest in politics, so how can we encourage more youth to participate? In this session we take a closer look at how we can make the...