Joris is chairman of the Youth Food Movement the Netherlands, part of the international Slow Food Youth Network. He’s also one of the founders of the annual Food Film Festival in Amsterdam.
The Youth Food Movement is a network of students and young professionals that actively try to change the future of food and farming. Within the network, YFM connects farmer with chef, food designer with lobbyist, and retailer with policy maker. Joris is a political scientist holding a masters degree of the University of Amsterdam and Universiti Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis in policy science.