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"NEW SHOES" Summit 2019




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DATE: 30th May 2019

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Elly Blanksma, Mayor of Helmond

Elly Blanksma (P.J.M.G. Blanksma-van den Heuvel) was born on September 24 in  1959 in Helmond. 

A CDA politician from the banking world, first in the Provincial States of Northern Brabant (1987-1995) and later almost six years as a Member of Parliament (2006-2012). In the House of Representatives, matters concerning small and medium-sized enterprises (entrepreneurship, innovation) were of interest. Later she was financial spokesperson and chairman of the social affairs, economic affairs and finance cluster in the CDA group.

From 1 November 2012 she is mayor of the municipality of Helmond and she has therefore started her second term. She is currently a member of Stichtingsbestuur Brainport Development, vice-chairman of the safety region Brabant ZuidOost and vice-chairman of the Eindhoven Metropolitan Region.

Elly Blanksma is married to Hans Blanksma, and is the mother of two sons.

At the departure of Mrs. Blanksma from the House of Representatives on 19 September 2012 she was appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

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Keynote: "Collectively Transforming Systems: Building Communities of Healing "

Speaker: Vesper Moore, CPS

Vesper has been a part of the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community for several years and works as the Director of Zia, a young adult access center operated by the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community’s connection site, Kiva Center. Zia has 2 locations one in the Kiva Center and the other at Open Sky Community Services, Worcester, MA.  .... Read more

Keynote: "From Spaces To Places"

Speaker: Paul Monks, Core Arts, UK



Core Arts is a not-for-profit Social Business. We promote positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning. Providing quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfill their potential and participate fully in their community... Read more

Keynote: "Getting on Your Feet and Looking Forward"

Speaker: Toon Walravens

In 2005, Toon Walravens was the first experience expert on a TBS-clinic in the Netherlands. That 'he' builds on experience from his youth years. Years marked by drugs, uninhibited and criminal behavior. Only when he goes to prison for five years, calls the notion to him that change is necessary. Addicted, psychiatric problems and loneliness...  Read more


Registration fee is €150 for participants from Western European countries and

€50 for participants from middle-and low-income countries[2]. Registration fee includes:

  • Participation on any of our workshops

  • Pitching opportunity for your idea

  • Drinks and snacks during the event

Event venue:

Nei Skoen Recovery Learning Community, Helmond     HOW TO GET THERE ⇒ 

Event Address: Hoofdstraat 133, 5706 AL Helmond, Netherlands


In the city of Eindhoven there are a lot of hotel options, so we recommend that

you find a hotel there. The Student Hotel is practically on the railway station.

Additional Information:

Hotel suggestions near Eindhoven Station.

From the Central Station in Eindhoven people can take a local train to

Helmond-Mierlo ‘t Hout (10 minutes), and then it is a 5 minutes’ walk to Nei Skoen. 

Train station is called: Helmond ‘t Hout

2 minutes by train from Helmond Center

7 minutes by train from Eindhoven

This is opposite the Central Station

Of course, there are other accommodations available in Eindhoven and Helmond.

"NEW SHOES" Summit 2019
30 May 2019, 09:00 - 31 May 2019 12:00
Hoofdstraat 133, 5706 AL Helmond, Netherlands
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Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro,

Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine (LMIC).

Pitch Competition 2019
Elly Blanksma, Mayor of Helmond

The are two AirPorts that can bring you to the location of Nei Skoen in Helmond:
Eindhoven and Amsterdam (Schiphol)

Eindhoven is very close to Helmond (7 minutes by train), but not every flight is available to Eindhoven.

Schiphol Amsterdam is 1.5 hours by train to Eindhoven.

> Train Schedule



In the city of Eindhoven there are a lot of hotels so we recommend that you find a hotel there. The Student Hotel is practically on the railway station.


Every half hour there is a train to Helmond ‘t Hout. This is the station that you need to go to: it is a suburb of Helmond called Mierlo Hout, and train station there is called Helmond ‘t Hout



Once you have arrived there you are already in the Main Street (it

begins at the railroad crossing), called Hoofdstraat. Just enter the Hoofdstraat and after a couple of hundred meters you see the RABO bank at your right. Nei Skoen is behind the Rabo bank.

Just enter between the RABO bank and Jan Linders (a grocery) and you have arrived.

Getting There
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