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Latest Publication

Deciphering Turkey’s strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean By Vasileios P. Karakasis

On February 23 2018, five Turkish warships, applying a NAVTEX issued by the Turkish authorities in Block 3 of RoC’s EEZ, harassed the drilling rig Saiepem 12000 of the Italian state-owned company ENI, and threatened to sink it. The Italian vessel, after the discovery of an allegedly important amount of gas reserves in Block 6 of RoC’s EEZ, was heading towards Block 3 to initiate drilling in another well.



The Sen Foundation Reunion 2017

On Friday, November 17 the Sen Foundation invited its members and alumni to a reunion in Den Haag. The evening started with a shared dinner which was composed by dishes from different countries everyone contributed. Meanwhile, we heard updates by Rob Zeldenrust, Joris Voorhoeve and Kathinka Gaess about the current and most recent developments of the foundation.



  • Grensland Genootschap/ Grensland Society
  • Water desalination project
  • Humanity Formula
  • Aid project Africa



We offer courses, guest lectures, and training on Peacebuilding, UN activities and Development Cooperation. Our current courses are taught at the Bachelor and Master level at Leiden University. They include Peacebuilding after Conflict, International Relations, and International Organizations as well as Current Issues.


This is Sen

The Sen Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation for research and education in the field of international cooperation. It was established in 2009. Researchers, teachers and students contribute to promoting better global relations. The Foundation is also certified as an educational institution for professional courses. It cooperates with institutions for higher education and official and private organisations for humanitarian aid and international development.


Faces of Sen

Jacintha van der Plas has been committed to the SEN foundation for quite a few years now. In 2013 (after graduation from MSC in 2012), she started as a freelance writer for the foundation and wrote scientific articles for the book ‘100 chances’ (to be published) (e.g. about the plastic soup, alleviation of poverty etc.). For the book ‘Safe Areas‘, she wrote a scientific chapter about the UN intervention in Cambodia. In the beginning of 2016, the Director of the Sen Foundation, Joris Voorhoeve asked her if she wanted to become a member of the board, fulfilling the position of secretary, an offer which she enthusiastically accepted.