• Thursday 16 May, 17:30 - 21:30

    Diplomats Dinner

    The annual Diplomats Dinner will be happening again on the 16th of May! This event is organised by our lovely dispuut BOEF. Have you always wanted to share a meal ... Read more

  • Tuesday 14 May, 17:00 - 19:00

    Members Meeting: introduction period plan

    Welcome to the Members meeting! This meeting will take place at the Office, Oude Kijk in the Jatstraat 5. Do you have an idea for the SIB that you’d like ... Read more

  • Monday 13 May, 22:00 - 02:00

    Board Announcement Party: Eurovision

  • Monday 13 May, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Who’s checking on Brussels?” by Lise Witteman

    Join us for an insightful lecture diving into the intricate world of EU governance and corruption. Discover the scandals and clandestine deals that have rocked Brussels, the unofficial capital of ... Read more

  • Saturday 11 May, 10:00 - 22:00

    Postponed: Soccie Day Trip to Leiden

      Sign up here to join the one-day trip!   Itinerary for the Trip is as follows: 09:00 – Gather at the Station 09:47 – Leave Groningen by train, take the direct ... Read more

  • Thursday 9 May, 19:00 - 21:00

    Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen area – Bulgarian Ambassador Konstantin Dimitrov

    On March 31, 2024 Bulgaria and Romania partially acceded to the Schengen area, with border control having been removed along the intra-EU maritime border checkpoints and at airport border checkpoints.  ... Read more

  • Monday 6 May, 20:00 - 23:30

    SIB On Stage

    Sign up here to perfom at SIB on Stage! It is time for the most shameful though the funniest event of the year: SIB-on-Stage! On the 1st of May, the Soccie ... Read more

  • Friday 3 May, 19:45 - 23:30

    Emergency GMA

    This Emergency GMA will be dedicated to the location votes; Soccie, Daccie, and Dies Natalis proposals, and more. Come to this event to give your vote and hear about these ... Read more

  • Thursday 2 May, 20:00 - 22:00

    Terry Gill: The Future of the Law of Armed Conflict

    The Future of the Law of Armed Conflict: State of the Law and Challenges Ahead Ukraine, Palestine, and Iraq serve as poignant examples of the devastating impact of modern warfare ... Read more

  • Monday 29 April, 20:00 - 23:00

    Documentary Night

    Join us on Monday, April 29th, for a nice and relaxing Documentary Night! The documentary will be about when a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the ... Read more

  • Wednesday 24 April, 17:00 - 02:00

    Integration Night

    Do you want to meet people from all over the world? Want to connect with various organizations right here in Groningen? Are you an international student who wants to experience ... Read more

  • Monday 22 April, 21:00 - 02:00

    Karaoke Night

    Join us on the 22nd of April for a Karaoke Night. Happy to return from the SIB-trip to Morocco, or passed your exams?  Come celebrate it with SIB at the ... Read more

  • Monday 15 April, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Why do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?” by Mikey Biddlestone

    Apollo moon landings were faked, 9/11 was an inside job, climate change is a hoax, JFK was assassinated by the CIA, the world is flat, vaccines cause autism, the pharmaceutical ... Read more

  • Saturday 13 April - Sunday 21 April

    SIB Trip to Morocco

  • Monday 8 April, 20:00 - 02:00

    Groninger Night

    Moi eem, jonkjes en wichtjes! The Daccie would like to cordially invite you to Groninger Night (Grunneger Naacht). This evening, once organised by illustrious dispuut Pardon?! (shout-out!), will involve a ... Read more

  • Friday 5 April, 22:00 - 02:00

    SIB NL Gala

    🌹 THE SIB CHARITY GALA: GLITTER, GLAMOUR, GODFATHER ℹ On April 5, 2024, the annual SIB Gala will take place in Leiden at Boommarkt 5A (ALSV Quintus). Tickets are on ... Read more

  • Thursday 4 April, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Outwitted: Are Europe’s Gangs Smarter than Its Governments?” by Chris Dalby

    Drug seizures and gang violence are rising year-on-year across Europe. Scare-mongering stories about “torture containers” and “super cartels” dominate the headlines. Yet the EU is bitterly divided by political and ... Read more

  • Monday 25 March, 23:00 - 23:30

    Hitchhike Announcement

  • Monday 25 March, 22:00 - 01:00

    Mancala & Eo Sensu: Werewolves

    Join this grand scale board game night organised by Dispuut Mancala and Dispuut Eo Sensu. The werewolves game will be themed around the French revolution.

  • Monday 25 March, 20:00 - 22:00

    Sustainable Finance and the Road to Net Zero by Maarten Vleeschhouwer, organised by Dispuut Eo Sensu

    How can we sustainably develop towards a net zero future for the EU? What are the political hordes that we will have to take in order to get here. Maarten ... Read more

  • Monday 25 March - Thursday 4 April

    Hitchhike Competition to Paris

    Hitchhike Competition Paris 2024 🚗 🇫🇷 On Monday, the 25th of March, the destination of the hitchhiking trip was announced! Join us, from May 23rd to May 26th 2024 for ... Read more

  • Monday 18 March, 20:00 - 23:00

    Drunk MUN

    In a historic moment, Earth receives confirmation of the existence of extraterrestrial life when an alien spacecraft lands in a remote location on the planet. Initial communications with the aliens, ... Read more

  • Monday 18 March, 15:00 - 17:00

    Board Interest Talks

    On this second Board Interest Day, you have the opportunity to ask questions about doing a Board year to both the current Board and some old Board members over some ... Read more

  • Monday 11 March, 22:30 - 02:00

    Yearbook Party

    After the yearbook auction, Soccie will throw you an amazing party! Don’t forget to fill out the form to nominate your favourite SIB Members for the high school superlatives! 🎓 ... Read more

  • Monday 11 March, 20:00 - 22:30

    Yearbook Auction

    It is that time of the year again: The Yearbook Auction! At the Yearbook Auction, each committee, project group, dispuut and other entity of the SIB will auction an item ... Read more

  • Friday 8 March, 15:00 - 17:00


    Join us on the 8th of March from 15:00-17:00 at the office to enjoy yet another VrijMiBo. There will as always be snacks, drinks, and games, but this time there ... Read more

  • Tuesday 5 March, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture on The Crazy World of Mental Health by Peter de Jonge for Well-being Week

    Who is crazy anyway? In this lecture, Peter will address several points related to well-being and mental health and how we study this fascinating topic. Issues related to the measurement ... Read more

  • Monday 4 March, 20:00 - 23:30

    General Members Assembly

    Dearest SIB Members,                            The 77th Board of SIB Groningen would like to invite you to the General ... Read more

  • Thursday 29 February, 22:00 - 03:00

    Galant Gala

    Galant Gala is back! On the 29th of February, we will gather once again to have an incredible night! Put on your best fancy outfit, and dance the night away ... Read more

  • Monday 26 February, 22:00 - 23:59

    Bebo x Q.U.E. dispuut party

    Dear SIBlings, Fisherman’s Friends and vieze visjes, It’s o-fishi-al! Disputen Bebo and Q.U.E. are once again legally obligated to host a party! It’s fish themed. Don’t question it. So come ... Read more

  • Monday 26 February, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture on Arms Trade: International Regulation and Politics by Machiko Kanetake

    As the world becomes more interconnected, the arms trade has significant implications for global security, human rights, and international relations. In order to prevent destabilisation, human rights abuses, and armed ... Read more

  • Wednesday 21 February, 19:00 - 21:00

    SIB-NL Borrel

    🌍✨ SIB Netherlands Borrel ✨🌍 Want to grab a beer and get to know other people coming from Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht, and Groningen? 🇳🇱🥂 📅 Date: Wednesday, February 21st at ... Read more

  • Wednesday 21 February, 11:00 - 16:00

    Board Interest day

  • Monday 19 February, 22:00 - 01:00

    Soccie Casino Night

  • Monday 19 February, 20:00 - 22:00

    Kareim Nassar: ‘How to Run a Modern Military State; and How to Topple It’, organised by Dispuut Mancala

    In the last ten years, we have seen many states in the Global South concentrate political and economic functions within their armed forces. In states such as Libya, Algeria, and ... Read more

  • Wednesday 14 February - Friday 16 February

    Brussels Trip

    ———- SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED ———- Greetings, Benelux enthusiasts! We’re your beloved Benelux-themed PG, and we’re thrilled to announce our upcoming adventure to the outskirts of this enchanting region. ... Read more

  • Tuesday 13 February

    Valentine’s Roses

    We know how much you love love, so here we go again… Put a smile on the face of your loved ones and send them a Valentine’s Rose with a ... Read more

  • Monday 5 February, 22:00 - 23:59

    BOEF x Metro party

    Welcome to another spectacular Dispuut collaboration. This time BOEF and Metro have joined forces to create the Pablo Picasso Painting Party. Come dressed to impress as your favourite artist or ... Read more

  • Monday 5 February, 20:00 - 22:00

    ‘Navigating your career: Return of the SIB Alumni’ by VVV-SIB

    In an era marked by various career opportunities and ever-evolving industries, the significant of guidance and firsthand experiences is important for one. VVV-SIB in collaboration with SIB, is pleased to ... Read more

  • Friday 2 February, 15:00 - 17:00


    Housewarming Vrijmibo! This will be the first Vrijmibo of the year at our new office, Oude kijk ‘t Jatsstraat 5 ! Unleash the fun, break from studying, and join us for ... Read more

  • Monday 29 January, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture ‘Digital Forensics in Uncovering International Crimes’ by Anastasiia Liulina

    Digital forensics plays a pivotal role in human rights investigations, serving as a powerful tool to uncover and document international crimes. In the digital age, where technology has become intertwined ... Read more

  • Monday 22 January, 20:00 - 02:00

    New Years Drinks

    Happy New Year! As a farewell to the crazy year that was 2023 and a warm welcome to the year 2024, our lovely Soccie is organising an amazing Pubquiz of ... Read more

  • Monday 15 January, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture Irene de Vries

    Recently, the global conversation around reproductive rights has gained momentum, with a focus on dismantling restrictive policies and advocating for safe abortion. As we discuss the necessity for expanding the ... Read more

  • Wednesday 10 January, 15:00 - 17:00

    Members Meeting

    Our first member’s meeting of the new year will be in the new office! At this member’s meeting, we will be discussing Charities, the New Monday night locations and the ... Read more

  • Monday 8 January, 20:00 - 00:00

    Documentary Night

    Join us on the evening of January 8th, at 20:00 for the first SIB event of 2024. This evening, SIB will host a documentary night about the handbook to be ... Read more

  • Tuesday 19 December 2023, 20:00 - 21:30

    SIB-Utrecht Lecture: From Invention to Innovation

    On Tuesday, the 19th of December, SIB-Utrecht will organise the SIB Netherlands Lecture at 20:00 at Cervantes, Domplein 3. Discover the pivotal steps that transform a concept into a game-changing ... Read more

  • Tuesday 19 December 2023, 00:00 - Wednesday 31 January 2024, 23:30

    Sign-ups SIB-Trip

    SIB-Groningen is going to Morocco in April 2024! Join us from 13-21 April to Marrakech, Fez, and Rabat for only €475,- View the Trailer Here: Sign Up Here:

  • Monday 18 December 2023, 23:30 - 00:00

    SIB-Trip Announcement

    Get ready for an April adventure like no other! Wondering where the SIB trip will whisk you away this time? Join us at MESACOSA for the electrifying SIB Trip destination ... Read more

  • Monday 18 December 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture on Journalism by Dr. Scott Eldridge Il, organised by Dispuut Max Haveloos

    ‘Journalism and the Emergence of Digital and Alternative Journalism in the 21st Century’ This lecture will focus on journalism and the emergence of digital and alternative journalism since the turn ... Read more

  • Monday 11 December 2023, 22:00 - 02:00

    Christmas Party

    Get set for an incredible evening of holiday fun! Dress to impress in your most festive attire or rock that wacky Christmas sweater while you sip on delicious Glühwein. Join ... Read more

  • Monday 11 December 2023, 19:30 - 22:00

    Christmas Dinner

      Though it is not quite Christmas yet, the end of the year is near and it is time for our traditional Christmas Dinner! What could be better than to ... Read more

  • Thursday 7 December 2023, 15:00 - 17:00

    Supporting Entities Day

    🌟 EXCLUSIVE INVITATION: PG & COMMITTEE MEMBERS 🌟 Mark your calendars for December 7th – we’re heading to Target Lasergame from 15:00 to 17:00 for an epic Laser Tag showdown at Target Lasergame (Oosterkade 6, ... Read more

  • Monday 4 December 2023, 22:00 - 02:00

    Sinterklaas Party

    On the 4th of December, come to Mesacosa after the lecture (22:00), for the amazing Sinterklaas party. It will be a night filled with fun activities from musical chairs to ... Read more

  • Monday 4 December 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Charis McGowan: Will Chile Succeed In Burying Pinochet’s Constitution?

    Will Chile Succeed In Burying Pinochet’s Constitution? The events of September 11, 1973, when General Augusto Pinochet led a military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende, ... Read more

  • Monday 4 December 2023 - Sunday 17 December 2023

    KeiCIE Christmas Stockings

    KEIcie has poured in their love to make amazing Christmas Stockings 🧦 this year! Surprise your new Lichting, your friends, or a secret lover 🔒with this gift, or just treat ... Read more

  • Monday 27 November 2023, 19:47 - 23:00

    General Members Assembly

    The General Members Assembly (GMA) is the perfect opportunity not only to gain a deeper understanding of the planned policy of the Board but also for members like you to ... Read more

  • Monday 20 November 2023, 20:00 - 23:00

    Drunk Model United Nations

    To commemorate the birthday of the association, SIB is hosting its first ever Drunk Model United Nations! This means diplomatic debates with free drinks! Have you never participated in a ... Read more

  • Thursday 16 November 2023, 13:00 - 19:00

    Dies Natalis Conference

    The Dies Natalis Conference is SIB’s annual conference celebrating the anniversary of its founding in 1947. In accordance with the original mission of our organisation, which is to unite students ... Read more

  • Monday 13 November 2023, 22:00 - 02:00

    Disputen Party Q.U.E.

    ¡ Viva la Revolución !🙂 ¡Viva la Revolución! 🙃 This 13th of November get ready for a party that’ll make your head spin and your ass gyrate, because it’s about ... Read more

  • Monday 13 November 2023, 08:00 - 17:00

    PG Brussels Announcement

  • Monday 6 November 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Strongman Republic: U.S. Politics and the Origins of the Modern Presidency by dr. Maarten Zwiers

    The United States of America was born as a republic wary of strong centralized government. At this moment, however, almost 250 years after its founding, one person seems to have ... Read more

  • Monday 30 October 2023, 22:00 - Tuesday 31 October 2023, 04:00

    Halloween Party

    As the days become shorter and eerie, darkness sets on the Groningen streets sooner by the day.  Join us for the spookiest night of the year at our Halloween party!  ... Read more

  • Friday 27 October 2023, 15:00 - 17:00


    Are you tired of studying and you want a break? Then come to the first Vrijmibo of the year at the SIB Office (Pelsterstraat 23) from 15:00 to 17:00 and ... Read more

  • Monday 23 October 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Protests in Iran by dr. Pooyan Tamimi Arab

    The protests in Iran continue and keep changing the way of thinking of many Iranians. Researchers around the world analyzing the situation in Iran want to get an insight into ... Read more

  • Friday 20 October 2023, 08:15 - 23:30

    Trip to The Hague

    On Friday the 20th of October, we will have our annual trip to The Hague! We will meet at the Groningen Station at 8:15 in the morning and leave by ... Read more

  • Wednesday 18 October 2023, 15:00 - 16:30

    Members Meeting

    On the 18th of October at 15:00, we will have a Members Meeting in the office. During the Members Meeting, we will have an informal discussion on anything and everything ... Read more

  • Monday 16 October 2023, 22:00 - 00:00

    Dies Natalis Announcement / Movie Theme Party

    Come after the lecture to our Movie Party where you can dress up as any of your favorite movie characters. Would you rather be the godfather? Maybe R2D2 from Star Wars? ... Read more

  • Monday 16 October 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Macro-trends in Humanitarian Assistance by Eero Janson

    Macro-trends in Humanitarian Assistance – largest trends in the humanitarian sector under the scope. Eero Janson Just a year ago the Estonian Refugee Council was the first, and is still ... Read more

  • Monday 16 October 2023 - Wednesday 15 November 2023

    Dies Natalis Conference Sign-ups

  • Thursday 12 October 2023, 19:30 - 22:30

    Pubquiz University Museum

    Are you a real mastermind? Join the Big Groninger Science Pubquiz at the University Museum Groningen on Thursday the 12th at 19:30-22:30. The location is Universiteitsmuseum Groningen, Oude Kijk in ... Read more

  • Wednesday 11 October 2023, 16:00 - 20:00

    PubQuiz SIB-Leiden

    This part of the SIB-Groningen website is only accessible to members of the association that have created an account on this website. You can log in below. If you’re not a member of the association, you can sign up to become one. Username Password Remember? Lost password? Register const togglePassword = document.querySelector('#togglePassword'); const password = document.querySelector('#pwd'); togglePassword.addEventListener('click', function (e) { const type = password.getAttribute('type') =...

  • Monday 9 October 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    The Future of the Transatlantic Defence Industry by Adam Meszaros

    The Future of Transatlantic Defence Industry at a Time of Great Power Competition Adam Meszaros The Ukraine conflict has reignited the sobering idea of great power competition to the forefront ... Read more

  • Monday 2 October 2023, 20:00 - 23:59

    Inauguration Ceremony

  • Monday 2 October 2023, 18:00 - 20:00

    Inauguration Dinner

    Inauguration Dinner Join us on October 2nd at 18:00 at Bodega y tapas for the wonderful Inauguration Dinner. This dinner is to celebrate all the new members of the SIB, ... Read more

  • Thursday 28 September 2023, 19:47

    Policy GMA

    At the upcoming General Members Assembly (GMA), Board 77 will present their Policy Plan. This is the perfect opportunity not only to gain a deeper understanding of the planned policy ... Read more

  • Wednesday 27 September 2023, 18:00 - 23:59

    Running Dinner

    During the Running Dinner new members can visit 4 disputen throughout a lovely evening of gezellige fun! Not sure which of the disputen could be the right fit for you? ... Read more

  • Tuesday 26 September 2023 - Sunday 1 October 2023

    Sign-ups The Hague Trip

    The Hague Trip Sign up here > For those who were not there yesterday, online signups for The Hague are now open. There are still a few spots so ... Read more

  • Monday 25 September 2023, 23:30

    CANCELLED: Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands (25-09)

    Unfortunately, we will have to cancel the lecture of the Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands.  

  • Monday 25 September 2023, 22:00 - 00:00

    Drinks + The Hague Trip Signups

    After the Our Rule of Law lecture, we invite you at 22:00 at Mesacosa. There will be a party, and in-person sign-ups for the Hague trip will open this evening! ... Read more

  • Monday 25 September 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture Our Rule of Law

    Our Rule of Law (ORoL) is a student-led project co-created by Elene Amiranashvili, Tekla Emborg, Zuzanna Uba and Anna Walczak with the mentorship of Professor John Morijn. They initiated the ... Read more

  • Thursday 21 September 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Sexual and gender minority youth’s health: disparities, mechanisms, and protective factors” by dr. Wouter Kiekens

    Sexual and gender minority adolescents are often found to report poorer mental health than their heterosexual, cisgender peers. They often also report higher rates of substance use, such as alcohol, ... Read more

  • Monday 18 September 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Tourism and Drug Cartel Clashes in Mexico” by Karol Suárez

    In recent years, Mexico’s security landscape has been marked by a series of often violent clashes between drug cartels, presenting a challenging environment for both locals and travelers. The security ... Read more

  • Wednesday 13 September 2023, 19:30 - 23:59

    Disputen Hunt

    What are Disputen? Who are they? What do they do? Very briefly, Disputen are friend groups that are connected to the SIB. They are structured to the extent that they ... Read more

  • Monday 11 September 2023, 23:00 - 23:59

    Yearbook Handout

    After more than a year of no yearbooks, Yearbook Committee is back! After the committee market, the yearbook and its’ theme will finally be revealed, and if you come by, ... Read more

  • Monday 11 September 2023, 22:00 - 23:00

    Committee Market

    Do you want to boost your CV!? SIB-Groningen has opened committee applications. Being part of a committee means you play a key role in the organisation of multiple events that ... Read more

  • Monday 11 September 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “The Arts of Campaigning: Building A Just And Sustainable Future” by Noga Levy-Rapoport

    Fighting the climate crisis is about mobilising as many people as possible to stand up for their future. This requires broad and inclusive social movements. For long young people have ... Read more

  • Monday 4 September 2023, 22:00 - 23:59

    Back to School Drinks

    Come join us for ‘Back to School Drinks’!

  • Monday 4 September 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Lobbying in the European Parliament” by Peter Teffer

    note: Location is Doopsgezinde Kerk. It is no secret that lobbying has become an integral part of the political landscape, and the European Parliament represents a key arena where interest ... Read more

  • Monday 4 September 2023, 18:00 - 20:00

    Freshman Dinner

    Sign up for the Fresman Dinner right here. Costs: €7.- (vegetarian/vegan options available) Location: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Oude Boteringestraat ,GroningenHello lovely first year SIBlings! On the 4th of September we will ... Read more

  • Friday 1 September 2023 - Sunday 3 September 2023

    Introduction Camp

    Date: 01-09 until 03-09 Cost: €46 for the full weekend / €28 for one night Location: De Postwagen, Tolbert    Dear SIBlings, young and old, you are all welcome! Join us ... Read more

  • Thursday 31 August 2023, 18:30 - 01:00

    Handover GMA

  • Tuesday 29 August 2023, 14:00 - 17:00

    Introduction Day 2

    On our Introduction Days, we organise some activities where new members can get to know the SIB and some older members. If you have not yet decided whether or not ... Read more

  • Thursday 24 August 2023, 18:00 - 23:30

    Introduction Day 1; Dinner, Lecture on Greenwashing and Pubcrawl

    On our Introduction Days, we organise some activities where new members can get to know the SIB and some older members. If you have not yet decided whether or not ... Read more

  • Tuesday 22 August 2023, 08:00 - Sunday 10 September 2023, 17:00

    Join an Intro Group

    Are you new to the city and/or have you just joined the SIB? Do you want to know more about the association? Sign up for an Introduction Group! In these ... Read more

  • Friday 18 August 2023, 14:00 - 17:00

    SIB Meetup

  • Thursday 17 August 2023, 23:00 - Friday 18 August 2023, 04:00

    Beach Rave Party – Let’s KEI Together

    Join us for an unforgettable Beach Rave Night! Grab your friends and your brightest neon outfits and party with us!  Ever wondered what SIB is like? Tonight we will give ... Read more

  • Thursday 17 August 2023, 21:00 - 23:00

    Games Night

  • Thursday 17 August 2023, 14:00 - 21:00

    Henna Tattoos @KEI

    At the KEI Open Air Festival, visit our tent for some henna tattoos

  • Wednesday 16 August 2023, 22:00 - Thursday 17 August 2023, 04:00

    80’s Party

    During the KEI Pubcrawl, visit SIB’s 80’s-themed party

  • Wednesday 16 August 2023, 20:00 - 23:00

    More to Explore @KEI

    Visit us during More to Explore, where we’ll have a quiz around the world and a photo booth

  • Wednesday 16 August 2023, 13:00 - 18:00

    Bob Ross Painting Workshops

    We have two rounds of workshops where you can make your very own Bob Ross-style painting. Visit us from 13:00-15:30 or 15:30-18:00!

  • Tuesday 15 August 2023, 23:00 - Wednesday 16 August 2023, 04:00

    Space Party

  • Tuesday 15 August 2023, 14:00 - 17:00

    Beer Olympics

    Join us for an afternoon of traditional Dutch drinking games! Alcoholic drinks are optional of course

  • Tuesday 15 August 2023, 12:00 - 14:00

    Eat & Greet

    You can sign up for our Eat & Greet through the KEI app or right here. At this event, you can get to know us and fellow first years over ... Read more

  • Monday 14 August 2023, 21:00 - 23:00


  • Monday 14 August 2023, 10:00 - 17:00

    Open house

    Throughout KEI-week, you can find us at Mesacosa for a drink, a game or a chat. We’re looking forward to meeting you there!

  • Monday 14 August 2023, 10:00 - 17:00

    Information market @KEI

    Come find us at the information market for some information on our association, our plans for the week or just a little chat

  • Monday 14 August 2023, 08:00 - Friday 18 August 2023, 17:00

    KEI Week

    Find us here during the KEI Week: Monday (August 14): 10:00-17:00 – Information Market @ Vismarkt 10:00-17:00 – Open House @ Zwanestraat 35 21:00-23:00 – Pubquiz @ Zwanestraat 35 Tuesday ... Read more

  • Thursday 29 June 2023, 15:00 - 21:30

    Active Members Day

    Details: 29.06.2023 From 15:00 @Hoornse Plas €0,- (!) On behalf of the Board I would like to invite you to the Active Members Day! This event will take place on ... Read more

  • Monday 26 June 2023, 21:00 - 23:30

    Sauce & Rave birthday bonanza

    Final Party of the year! 

  • Friday 23 June 2023, 14:00 - 17:00

    VrijMiBo: Meet the Candi’s!

    We are back with another VrijMiBo. This week you can meet the candidate Board 77!  Come hang out at the office and don’t forget to bring some (non-alcoholic) drinks and/or ... Read more

  • Thursday 22 June 2023, 22:00 - 01:00

    KEIcie Pub Crawl!

    Come and join us on the 22nd of June, when the KEI committee is organising its amazing pub crawl! Here you get an opportunity to: Visit those pubs you always ... Read more

  • Tuesday 20 June 2023, 11:30 - 21:00

    Soccie Beach Olympics

    Grab your towels and your beach things and get ready for another Soccie event!    Soccie present to you: The Soccie Beach Olympics!   There will be many different games ... Read more

  • Monday 19 June 2023, 20:00

    Lecture on Social Safety by Dr. Kathryn Roberts

    Social safety is an indispensable part of good science and education. In practice, the structure may often fail bringing major consequences and be damaging for all parties involved. Numerous studies ... Read more

  • Saturday 17 June 2023, 19:30 - 23:30

    VVV-SIB Borrel in Utrecht

    The new VVV SIB Board has organised their first event! Join them in Utrecht and meet our lovely alumni association, this is especially fun for those of you graduating moving ... Read more

  • Thursday 15 June 2023, 15:00 - 17:00

    Members Meeting

    We are nearing the end of the Academic Year and soon the SIB will go on summer break. This means that it is time for another Members Meeting. The meeting ... Read more

  • Monday 12 June 2023, 20:00

    Lecture on Uyghur Repression by Nathaniel from the Uyghur Insitute of Europe

    Approximately 11 million Uyghurs – a mostly Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethnic group – live in the northwestern region of Xinjiang in China, also named East Turkestan by Uyghurs, a region with ... Read more

  • Thursday 8 June 2023, 19:47 - 23:30

    Election GMA

    At this GMA, the 77th Board of the SIB will be elected

  • Monday 5 June 2023, 22:00 - 23:30

    Dispuut party by Metropolis & Max Haveloos

    Disputen Metropolis and Max Haveloos welcome you to a Barbie Party: ‘you can be anything’. Grab your Ken and your favorite SIBlings for an unforgettable night <3

  • Monday 5 June 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture “Jerusalem: The holy city?” by Julia Tebbe and Sai Englert

    Sai Englert is a lecturer at Leiden University, and the author of Settler Colonialism – an Introduction. He works on settler colonialism, Zionism, labour movements, and antisemitism. He is a ... Read more

  • Thursday 25 May 2023, 19:47 - 23:30


    On Thursday the 25th of May, we have a GMA where you can join to hear updates from the Board and other SIB entities on their state of affairs, and ... Read more

  • Monday 22 May 2023, 22:00 - 03:00

    PCB Announcement Party

    It is time to announce to you the Preferred Candidate Board (PCB) for the 2023-2024 Board of SIB! This will be done with a banger of a party organised be ... Read more

  • Monday 22 May 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    ‘Lecture on UN Diplomacy’ By Martijn Dadema

    Martijn Dadema became the mayor of Raalte, a municipality counting roughly 40.000 inhabitants in the east of the Netherlands, in 2014. For his work as mayor, he has been nominated ... Read more

  • Monday 15 May 2023, 22:30 - 03:00

    Slumber Party

    BOEF and Eo present to you… a sleepover at Mesa!!! Expect there will be no sleeping, more drinking and dancing! Come in your cosiest pyjamas – that is actual clothing, ... Read more

  • Monday 15 May 2023, 22:00 - 23:00

    BOEF raffle for Groningen Women’s Shelter

    We are raising money for the Groningen Women’s shelter! As for security reasons not all people in the shelter are able to go on to the street, their courtyard is ... Read more

  • Monday 15 May 2023, 20:00

    “Moldova at a Crossroads” College Tour with former prime minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița, interviewed by Franka Hummels

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine has placed heavy burdens on the Ukrainian people, as well as on her neighbouring countries. Among these, few have been as affected as Moldova. Landlocked ... Read more

  • Thursday 11 May 2023, 17:45 - 22:00

    Diplomat’s Dinner

    Sign-ups for Diplomats Dinner 2023 are open now! The very lovely BOEF brings you the 11th edition of this illustrious event. Ever fancied having dinner with a Diplomat? Now’s your ... Read more

  • Monday 8 May 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Chat GPT and Modern AI

    Dispuut QUE has organised an interesting lecture for you about none other than Chat GPT and the use of modern AI. The lecture will be held by Professor Dr. Lambert ... Read more

  • Tuesday 2 May 2023, 09:45 - 23:00

    Day trip to Bounce Valley Rotterdam

    Sign up here for Soccie’s first day trip of the year 🥳 We are excited to tell you that we are going to Bounce Valley Rotterdam. At Bounce Valley you can ... Read more

  • Monday 1 May 2023, 21:00 - 02:00

    SIB on Stage

    It is time for the most shameful though the funniest event of the year: SIB-on-Stage! On the 1st of May, the Feestcie will provide an amazing evening with a variety of ... Read more

  • Friday 28 April 2023, 15:00 - 17:00

    Kingsday Vrijmibo

    Feeling hungover?  Join us for an afternoon of (non-alcoholic) re-hydration after an awsome King’s Night and King’s Day! We will be drinking coffee/tea/hot chocolate and hang out on the lovely ... Read more

  • Monday 24 April 2023, 22:00 - 01:00

    GIST x Mancala disputen party

    Comin’ Monday, aft the lecture, disputen GIST ‘n Mancala will crew up t’ bring ye a pirate party! Make sure t’ bring yer best piratey costume 🦜🤠⚔️, practice up on ... Read more

  • Monday 24 April 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Wender: Sheltering women and vulnerable groups in Groningen” by Marcel Petrusma

    Marcel Petrusma is advisor strategy and development at Wender. Wender is an organisation whose mission it is to help young people, elderly, women, men and families who are dealing with ... Read more

  • Thursday 20 April 2023, 19:30 - 23:00

    Documentary night + panel discussion on Wildlife Trafficking

    Join us on the 20th of April for the first European screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Wild Daze and an exciting panel discussion on Wildlife Trafficking. We will explore ... Read more

  • Monday 17 April 2023, 21:00 - 23:00

    Kareoke Night

  • Monday 3 April 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture “(Dis)United States and Donald Trump: The American political sphere” by Martin Řezníček

    Martin Řezníček is a presenter and professional international correspondent from the Czech Republic. He studied mass communication and international studies at Charles University in Prague. In more than 20 years ... Read more

  • Thursday 30 March 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Human Rights in The Gambia” by Madi Jobarteh

    Madi Jobarteh is a human rights defender from the Gambia. The Gambia is a small country surrounded by Senegal in West Africa, with a population of 2.5 million people. After ... Read more

  • Thursday 30 March 2023, 18:00 - 20:00

    Board Interest Borrel

    On this second Board Interest Day, you have the opportunity to ask questions about doing a Board year to both the current Board and some old Board members over some ... Read more

  • Monday 27 March 2023, 22:30 - 02:00

    Lustrum Book handout party

    Join us for an eventful night where the Lustrum Book will be revealed and handed out! If you have any momentums from the Lustrum, bring them along and we will ... Read more

  • Monday 27 March 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture “Is Israel an Apartheid State? Discussing the Narrative and Analyzing Amnesty’s Report” by Itai Reuveni

    What is apartheid? Is there apartheid in Israel? How did Amnesty approach the Israeli-Palestinian context? On Monday, March 27th (8-10 pm), Israeli research institute NGO Monitor will explore these questions ... Read more

  • Thursday 23 March 2023, 19:47 - 23:30


    At this GMA, the Board will present some policy and all current and running affairs of the association will be discussed. As such, all entities of the SIB are expected ... Read more

  • Tuesday 21 March 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    SIB-NL drinks in Utrecht

    Are you interested in visiting some of our more Southerly SIBlings ? On the 21st of March the lovely SIB Utrecht has invited us to join in their weekly drinks. ... Read more

  • Monday 20 March 2023, 17:45 - 23:00

    Integration Night

    Do you want to meet people from different organisations in Groningen? Do you want to experience Dutch student culture at its finest? Then join the Integration Night on the 20th ... Read more

  • Friday 17 March 2023, 15:00 - 17:00

    VrijMiBo: Disney edition

    Saucy Burka and Rave Peeters are very excited to bring to you: Disney Themed VrijMiBo! We have a Disney princess puzzle, Disney Party & Co and will be streaming a ... Read more

  • Thursday 16 March 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    St Patrick’s Day Lecture by Stephen Eustace

    Join SIB and the HCSA for our St. Patrick’s Day Event on March 16th! We will start the evening with a lecture about Irish culture by Stephen Eustace, vice chair ... Read more

  • Thursday 16 March 2023, 16:30 - 18:00

    Bowling with Soccie

    Hello SIBlings!   We have a second activity planned for you. This time we will be playing another ball game, we will go bowling!   Come and join us to ... Read more

  • Monday 13 March 2023, 23:00 - 03:00

    Yearbook Party

    After the yearbook auction, feestcie will throw you a lovely party

  • Monday 13 March 2023, 20:00 - 23:30

    Yearbook Auction

    It is that time of the year again: The Yearbook Auction! At the Yearbook Auction, each committee, project group, dispuut and other entity of the SIB will auction an item ... Read more

  • Thursday 9 March 2023, 19:30 - 22:00


    Unfortunately, the GMA has been cancelled as two Board members have Covid. Instead, we will host a GMM at the office to bring up some discussion points.  

  • Monday 6 March 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Debate night by the Activities Committee

    The Activity Committee organizes an interactive debate where everyone will have the chance to participate in a discussion based on several statements: Customers should choose local, ethical but more expensive ... Read more

  • Friday 3 March 2023, 15:00 - 17:00


    Board 76 introduces a new concept: VrijMiBo! Every two weeks the Board invites all members to kom hangen at the office for coffee and a fun activity. Details vary from VrijMiBo ... Read more

  • Thursday 2 March 2023, 22:00 - 23:00

    Galant Gala

    Galant Gala is back! On the 2nd of March we will gather once again to have a spectacular night! Put on your best dress, shine as bright as the big ... Read more

  • Monday 27 February 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Ukraine: World’s Testing Ground for Military Robots” by Wim Zwijnenburg and Dr. Kristian Gustafson

    Wim Zwijnenburg is a Humanitarian Disarmament Project Leader,  holding a Masters in International Development Studies from the Radboud University Nijmegen and having received a Philosophy scholarship from the Thomas More ... Read more

  • Monday 20 February 2023, 22:00 - Tuesday 21 February 2023, 04:00

    ”I won’t say where we’re going, but bring your swimsuit…” Award-winning Dispuut Bebo is turning 5 years old this week! Come celebrate our Lustrum with us, dressed up however you ... Read more

  • Monday 20 February 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Member of parliament and a student” by Julian Bushoff

    Julian Bushoff was born and raised in and around Groningen. At the age of 21 he was chosen to the Groningen Municipality council for the Labour Party (PVDA). Some months ... Read more

  • Monday 20 February 2023, 13:00 - 16:00

    Board Interest Day

    Have you always been curious about what it’s like to do Board but would you like to know more about the practical specifics? Have you considered applying for Board yourself, ... Read more

  • Thursday 16 February 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Ukrainian-Russian war through the lens of a journalist: memories from Kharkiv” by Darja Stomatova

    Darja Stomatová is a Czech journalist, working for CNN Prima News since 2020 as a foreign news reporter. She was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and at the age of 5 ... Read more

  • Tuesday 14 February 2023

    KEIcie Valentine’s Day Surprise

    We know how much you love love, so here we go again… Put a smile on the face of your loved ones and send them a Valentine’s Surprise with a ... Read more

  • Monday 13 February 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Lecture on the Development of Board Games by drs. Arjan van Houwelingen

    Mancala, the SIB’s one and only Board Games Dispuut, presents the Board Games Lecture! For this lecture, we’ll be visited by drs. Arjan van Houwelingen, who is intimately familiar with ... Read more

  • Thursday 9 February 2023, 18:45 - 20:30

    Soccie BOEL Day

    The Social Activities Committee is ready with their first activity: a day of playing jeu-de-boules at BOEL. For a small price of up to €3 you can enjoy a lovely ... Read more

  • Monday 6 February 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “We Need a New Humanitarianism” by Mukesh Kapila

    Human desperation and vulnerability are increasing everywhere. Meanwhile, humanitarian aid has become big business and humanitarian agencies have mushroomed. However, trust in humanitarians has plummeted. So, what is going wrong in the global kindness ... Read more

  • Wednesday 1 February 2023 - Saturday 4 February 2023

    Career Trip to Krakow

    Wednesday 1st February 2023 – Saturday 4th February 2023.  This year Project Group Europe’s career trip will take us to the beautiful city of Krakow in Poland. We will visit ... Read more

  • Monday 30 January 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “The Future of Energy in Europe”

    The war in Ukraine made ‘energy’ an important topic of political discussion throughout Europe. While more and more people suffer from energy poverty, the transition to sustainable energy is in ... Read more

  • Monday 23 January 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Tweeting about Daesh; What opponents and proponents of IS say on Twitter” by Matteo Colombo

    The Islamic State gained international attention when in June 2014 it proclaimed a Caliphate in cities it captured in Iraq and Syria. After initial military success, IS gradually started to ... Read more

  • Monday 16 January 2023, 21:00 - 23:30

    New Year’s Drinks🎆

    Tonight you can come by to tell your SIBlings about your Christmas break, have some free drinks and participate in the Pubquiz! The New Year’s Drinks are organized by the ... Read more

  • Thursday 12 January 2023, 15:00 - 17:00

    Supporting Entities Day

    During this day we say thank you to all the members that are involved in the SIB’s Supporting Entities, the Committees and PG’s. We will take you for a friendly ... Read more

  • Wednesday 11 January 2023, 15:00 - 17:00

    Members Meeting

    On the 11th of January at 15:00, we will have a Members Meeting in the office. During a Members Meeting, we have an informal discussion on anything and everything SIB-related. ... Read more

  • Monday 9 January 2023, 20:00 - 22:00

    Documentary Night on North Korea

    Welcome back from Christmas break everyone! We’re starting off the year with a relaxed documentary night. The documentary we’ll be watching is filmed in North Korea. In order to escape ... Read more

  • Tuesday 20 December 2022 - Sunday 8 January 2023

    Christmas break 🎄

    The Board is out of office for the Christmas holidays and wishes you all good holidays as well! The office is not available for Committee meetings during this time, and ... Read more

  • Monday 19 December 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Five years and counting – revisiting the state of Rohingya crisis” by Palash Kamruzzaman

    It is now over five years since the latest episode of state-led violence forcibly displaced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas in 2017.  Bangladesh currently shelters nearly one million Rohingyas in ... Read more

  • Monday 12 December 2022, 21:00 - 23:30

    Christmas Party

    After the Christmas Dinner it is time for a party to dance the night away! Dress up in your best worst Christmas jumper and you’ll be sure to impress everyone. ... Read more

  • Monday 12 December 2022, 18:00 - 21:00

    Christmas Dinner

    Though it is not quite Christmas yet, the end of the year is near and it is time for our traditional Christmas Dinner! For only €19.80 you can enjoy not ... Read more

  • Thursday 8 December 2022 - Saturday 10 December 2022

    PG Brussels Trip 2022

    Hey fellow Benelux fans! It is us, your favourite Benelux-themed PG. And we are back with a wild and adventurous trip to the outskirts of this lovely country. You guessed ... Read more

  • Monday 5 December 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Yesterday’s war – memories of a correspondent in the Middle East” by Jan Keulen

    As a journalist and correspondent, Jan Keulen has extensive experience in the Middle East. He was in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war, and has worked as a reporter in ... Read more

  • Monday 28 November 2022, 19:47 - 23:30

    General Members Assembly

    During the GMA, the Board will present what it has been up to during the last two months. It is an opportunity for members to give their opinion and suggestions ... Read more

  • Monday 28 November 2022, 19:00 - 19:47

    GMA Crash Course

    No clue what a General Members Assembly (GMA) is and how it works? Or have you been to a couple of them, but are still not quite sure about the ... Read more

  • Monday 21 November 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “The geopolitics of the peace process between Armenia and Azerbaijan” by Dr. Agha Bayramov and Dr. Mustafa Ali Sezal

    Armenia and Azerbaijan have been clashing about the Nagoro-Karabakh region since 1988, when both states were getting ready to leave the Soviet Union. Since the initial 6-year war, border clashes ... Read more

  • Saturday 19 November 2022, 13:00 - 18:15

    Lustrum Almuni Day

    Calling all SIB-alumni! Were you a member of SIB-Groningen sometime between 1947 and 2022? Then we’d love to reconnect with you! As part of our Lustrum, we are organizing a ... Read more

  • Friday 18 November 2022, 20:00 - 03:00

    Lustrum Dinner & Gala: “Retrofuturism: 1947-2097”

    Put on your dancing shoes, and join our Lustrum gala (and fancy dinner beforehand!) We will be looking back on 75 glorious years, and looking ahead at what’s to come! ... Read more

  • Thursday 17 November 2022, 19:30 - 22:30

    Lustrum Event: “Movie night”

    Let’s hang out together and watch a movie! We will be watching the movie Pride (2014). Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay ... Read more

  • Thursday 17 November 2022, 13:00 - 15:00

    Lustrum Event: “Hangover Brunch”

    The Lustrum week is now halfway done, and it might be time for us to settle down a bit. Come join the hangover brunch and we’ll enjoy some peace and ... Read more

  • Wednesday 16 November 2022, 21:30 - 02:00

    Lustrum Event: Disputen Grand Prix

    The Disputen have been an important part of SIB during its recent history. Come join them throughout the city during this Disputen event! You can of course attend this event ... Read more

  • Wednesday 16 November 2022, 13:00 - 18:00

    Lustrum Conference: “Globalization and Cultural Exchange”

    On the Wednesday, we will first have the Lustrum conference. This conference will explore and explain the various perspectives on culture in a global, ever-changing context. The importance of this ... Read more

  • Tuesday 15 November 2022, 15:00 - 20:00

    Lustrum event: “Groninger Day”

    SIB-Groningen has enjoyed all that Groningen has to offer for 75 years now, so why not celebrate Groninger culture?! Join our daytrip and we will show you all the best ... Read more

  • Monday 14 November 2022, 21:00 - 02:00

    Lustrum Opening Party: “Around the World in 75 Years”

    Let’s get this Lustrum week started! This opening party will provide you with everything you need to party all 75 years of SIB’s history away. Inspired by the novels by ... Read more

  • Monday 14 November 2022 - Saturday 19 November 2022

    SIB’s 15th Lustrum week: Cultures in Motion

    Celebrate 75 years of SIB in the Lustrum week! More information on the activities can be found on the lustrum website. Sign-up here! 

  • Monday 7 November 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Space law 101” by Deepika Jeyakodi

    Deepika Jeyakodi works as a space lawyer and is a member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). Space lawyers concern themselves with a combination of international, public and ... Read more

  • Monday 31 October 2022, 22:00 - 23:30

    Halloween Party 🎃

    At this party the Disputen can introduce their new members to the association! Organized by the Festivities Comittee

  • Monday 31 October 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “The moral dilemmas in medicine” by Dr Anika Nagelkerke

    Animal testing is a vital part of drug design in today’s medicine, but it raises many ethical questions and isn’t even representative of the human body. Dr. Anika Nagelkerke from ... Read more

  • Monday 24 October 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “The Dark Side of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar” by Dr. Sandra Meeuwsen

    Sports can play a surprisingly important political role. The soccer World Cup Championship of 2022 has been doused by controversies due to Qatar’s questionable human rights record regarding, amongst others, ... Read more

  • Thursday 20 October 2022 - Friday 21 October 2022

    Trip to The Hague

    Come join us for our annual trip to The Hague, the international city of peace and justice! Over the course of two days you will get the opportunity to visit ... Read more

  • Wednesday 19 October 2022, 15:00 - 16:00

    Members Meeting

    On the 19th of October at 15:00, we will have a Members Meeting in the office. During the Members Meeting, we will have an informal discussion on anything and everything ... Read more

  • Monday 17 October 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Artificial Intelligence” by prof. dr. Niels Taatgen

    In this lecture, prof. dr. Niels Taatgen will first give an introductionary lecture to Artificial Intelligence. Afterwards, he will talk about Neuromorphic Computing, which is the designing of a computer ... Read more

  • Thursday 13 October 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “The War in Ukraine: the Crucible for a Geopolitical Europe” by Teun Janssen

    During this interactive lecture, we’re going to look at the impact the war in Ukraine has had on the EU as a foreign and security actor. ”Strategic Autonomy” has been ... Read more

  • Monday 10 October 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “On Arctic Security and Cooperation after Russia’s Attack on Ukraine” by Dr. Christoph Humrich

    The Artic region is of high geopolitical importance. Though no country owns the North Pole, multiple countries border the Arctic region and as such have interests there. Moreover, indigenous populations ... Read more

  • Monday 3 October 2022, 18:00 - 23:59

    Inauguration: Dinner, Ceremony and Drinks

    At inauguration day, new members can join a dinner, after which they will officially be inaugurated into the association.  The inauguration will be followed by a themed party. Sign up ... Read more

  • Thursday 29 September 2022, 19:47 - 01:30

    Policy GMA

    During their first GMA, Board 76 will present their policy paper for approval. This the perfect opportunity to gain more insight in the planned policy of the Board, ask your ... Read more

  • Wednesday 28 September 2022, 19:00 - 00:00

    Running Dinner

    During the Running Dinner new members can visit four Disputen to share some food and drink, and to get to know them better! Not sure which of the Disputen could ... Read more

  • Monday 26 September 2022, 19:00 - 21:00

    “Japan’s security choices in a changing East Asia” by Mitsuru Myochin, Vice Ambassador of Japan

    In this lecture the Vice-Ambassador of Japan, Mitsuru Myochin, will discuss  the Japanese perspective  on security issues in East Asia and how current developments, such as  for example the war ... Read more

  • Monday 19 September 2022, 22:00 - 23:30

    Committee Market

    Got a knack for organisation, a creative side, or something else you want to contribute to the SIB? Joining a committee presents an opportunity to get more involved in the ... Read more

  • Monday 19 September 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Protesting State Crimes in Nicaragua” by Dr Julienne Weegels

    In 2018 many Nicaraguans protested against the social security reforms decreed by President Daniel Ortega that increased taxes and decreased benefits. A brutal crackdown by the National Police and heavily ... Read more

  • Wednesday 14 September 2022, 19:30 - 02:00

    Disputen hunt

    Disputen are friend groups that are connected to the SIB. They are structured to the extent that they have fixed nights a week on which they eat together, and sometimes ... Read more

  • Monday 12 September 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Displacement for development: the case of rural communities in Lesotho” by Dr Matumo Ramafikeng

    Lesotho Highlands Water Project is a large-scale water development plan between South Africa and the enclaved Lesotho. Its goal is to bring water to South Africa and to provide Lesotho ... Read more

  • Monday 5 September 2022, 22:00 - 03:00


    Guess who’s back, back again… SIB is back! Tell a friend! On the 5th September we will hold our first drinks of the year at the Stokerij. As is tradition, ... Read more

  • Monday 5 September 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “EU-Russian Relations: A View from Estonia” a lecture by Marina Kaljurand

    The Baltic country Estonia is familiar with Russian hostility and has strongly committed to the support of Ukraine; in spite of the developing energy and inflation crises, it has donated ... Read more

  • Monday 5 September 2022, 18:00 - 19:30

    Freshmen Dinner

    On the 5th of September, we will start the year right by enjoying a lovely dinner at Het Pakhuis followed by a lecture on Managing crises in an unstable Europe- ... Read more

  • Friday 2 September 2022, 16:00 - Sunday 4 September 2022, 14:00

    Introduction Camp

    Introduction Camp  From the 2nd to 4th of September it is once again time to venture to de Postwagen for an epic weekend of Intro fun! This year, the theme ... Read more

  • Thursday 1 September 2022, 19:47

    Handover GMA

    During this General Members Assembly (GMA), the Board of 2021-2022 will present its annual report. Afterwards, the Board of 2022-2023 will be installed. The GMA starts at 19:47 sharp and ... Read more

  • Thursday 25 August 2022, 16:00 - 22:00

    Introduction Day 2: City Tour, Crazy 88 and Pizza Picnic

    Our second introduction day will take place on Thursday the 25th of August. We will meet outside Club Kiwi on Peperstraat 19 at 16:00. The event will focus on exploring ... Read more

  • Tuesday 23 August 2022, 17:00 - Wednesday 24 August 2022, 17:00

    Introduction Day 1: Pubquiz, Dinner and Pubcrawl

    On Tuesday the 23rd of August, we will have our first Introduction Day! From 17:00 until 22:00 we’ll have some introductory games, a dinner as well as a pub quiz! ... Read more

  • Thursday 18 August 2022, 22:00 - Friday 19 August 2022, 04:00

    KEI-week: The Rave Cave

    Come join us on Thursday night for The Rave Cave! After some years of corona it is time to come together and party. Our location will be decorated to make ... Read more

  • Thursday 18 August 2022, 18:00 - 22:00

    KEI-week: Eat & Greet

    Want to get to know the members of the SIB? Join us at the Eat&Greet on Thursday the 18th of August at Het Pakhuis. Here, we will have dinner together ... Read more

  • Wednesday 17 August 2022, 22:00 - Thursday 18 August 2022, 04:00

    KEI-week: Blacklight Party

    During the pub crawl of KEI you can come to the SIB for a blacklight party! Dance the night away to our favourite hits with some glow in the dark ... Read more

  • Tuesday 16 August 2022, 22:00 - Wednesday 17 August 2022, 04:00

    KEI-week: White Lies Party

    After the KEI parade, the SIB will have a White Lies (also known as Emotional Damage) Party! You’ve probably been there at some point in your life: you don’t want ... Read more

  • Tuesday 16 August 2022, 15:45 - 16:15

    KEI Conference: “The Influence of Pornography on Youth”

    Pornography websites get more visitors than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined. It could be asked why this statistic is necessary to point out. Well, consider these statistics: nearly one in ... Read more

  • Tuesday 16 August 2022, 14:15 - 14:45

    KEI Conference: “How Artificial Intelligence changes the European Union”

    Undeniably, artificial intelligence has the potential to enormously impact society as it changes the information that we receive, the choices that we make, and the ways in which we function. ... Read more

  • Monday 15 August 2022, 22:00 - Tuesday 16 August 2022, 04:00

    KEI-week: Beach Party!

    Summer days drifting away to – oh, oh the summer nights. On Monday the 15th of August, the KEI week starts again! To celebrate, the SIB will start off with ... Read more

  • Monday 15 August 2022 - Friday 19 August 2022

    KEI-week 2022

    In August, Groningen will welcome her new students during the KEI-week. Of course, the SIB will also be participating in this year’s KEI-week. You can find our program below. Are ... Read more

  • Thursday 30 June 2022 - Saturday 2 July 2022

    Active Members Weekend

    Starting with Thursday night and lasting till Saturday night, we have exciting activities lined up for one of the best events of the year, the Active Members Weekend. 3 completely ... Read more

  • Monday 27 June 2022, 22:00

    Final Party: Operatie Julianaplein!

    Groningen is working on an accessible city; a new Julianaplein is included in these works. The existing junction will be given a complete overhaul, with temporary measures put in place ... Read more

  • Friday 24 June 2022, 13:00 - 15:00

    Final Soccie Goodbye Hangout Session

    It is almost the end of this academic year, so it is time for the last event organised by the Soccie. Join us at the office during office hours this ... Read more

  • Monday 20 June 2022, 22:00

    BebEo presents: What a Drag!

    The time has come for Bebo and Eo to join forces! After a lovely Wednesday park hang we’re ready to rage with you all in the best way we know ... Read more

  • Saturday 18 June 2022, 16:00

    VVV-SIB Beach BBQ

    Dear VVV-SIB members, hey everyone, The Board of VVV-SIB has missed you, in fact, we have missed you very much. It has been quite a while since we have seen ... Read more

  • Thursday 16 June 2022, 18:30 - 21:00

    Discussion Evening: “Identity Politics, Populism, and the Rise of Illiberal Democracies”

    On 16th June, the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization, the Institute for Indian Studies (Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies) together with University College Groningen, and SIB-Groningen will be ... Read more

  • Monday 13 June 2022, 22:00

    SIBGEE Party: Silent Disco!

    Blue and red coming together in this epic collaboration between SIB and AEGEE. Lets make purple and (silently) dance the night away together. 

  • Monday 13 June 2022, 20:00

    “The End of Comfort? Facing climate change and energy security” Symposium with Jakub Wiech and Malte Renz

    The last few years, and especially the last few months, have unequivocally demonstrated the impermanence of life. The 2020s began with an unexpected worldwide event that radically overturned the previous ... Read more

  • Thursday 9 June 2022, 19:47 - 02:00

    Election GMA

    This event is a continuation of the GMA of the 30th of May, during which we will elect the Candidate Board 76.  The GMA will start at 19:47 sharp and ... Read more

  • Tuesday 7 June 2022, 15:00 - 17:00

    Members Meeting

    On the 7th of June at 15:00, we will have a Members Meeting. During the Members Meeting, we will have an informal discussion on anything and everything SIB-related. Come give ... Read more

  • Monday 30 May 2022, 19:47 - 02:00

    General Members Assembly

    During the GMA, the Board will present what it has been up to during the last months. It is an opportunity for members to give their opinion and suggestions regarding ... Read more

  • Thursday 26 May 2022, 09:30 - 22:30

    Soccie Beach Trip

    Put on your swimming costumes and join us for an adventure to the sexiest sandy beach in Scheveningen. For only €13.50 the trip includes train tickets, an incredibly accurate walking ... Read more

  • Monday 23 May 2022, 22:00 - Tuesday 24 May 2022, 04:00

    Preferred Candidate Board Announcement Party

    1976 – the year that the filming for Star Wars began, Apple was founded and the first Apple computer was released, the CN Tower in Toronto was built, chimpanzees were ... Read more

  • Monday 23 May 2022, 20:00

    “How is the Netherlands facing up to its colonial past?” Lecture by Anne-Lot Hoek

    There’s a dark side to the years that brought huge prosperity to the Netherlands with the trade-in of spices, sugar, coffee, tobacco and other goods. From the 16th to the ... Read more

  • Monday 16 May 2022, 23:30 - Tuesday 17 May 2022, 04:00

    75 shades of blue – Lustrum theme announcement party

    LUSTRUM THEME ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY! Did you know that the association we all know and love (that’s SIB, in case you were wondering) was founded all the way back in 1947? ... Read more

  • Monday 16 May 2022, 22:00

    Fundraiser for Menstruation Products for Women in Groningen

    After the amazing success of 2020, BOEF is back with a raffle to raise money to buy period products for women in Groningen who don’t have access to them. You ... Read more

  • Monday 16 May 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “EU policy on the Western Balkans” by Szabolcs Horváth

    The Western Balkan region, home of close to 18 million people, is not only geographically surrounded by EU member countries but also shares various cultural and economical ties. EU integration ... Read more

  • Thursday 12 May 2022, 18:00

    Diplomats Dinner 2022

    The annual Diplomats Dinner is happening again! Organised by our lovely dispuut BOEF, the latest edition of the dinner will take place on the 12th of May. Have you always ... Read more

  • Monday 9 May 2022, 22:00

    Sugar Daddy’s Funeral Party

    Family and friends of Sugar Daddy are respectfully invited to attend his funeral. Jois us at Mesacosa on 9th of May, 22:00. You are cordially invited to join us as ... Read more

  • Monday 9 May 2022, 20:00

    “The past, present and future of intelligence agencies” by Kenneth Lasoen

    Kenneth Lasoen is a specialist in security and intelligence with experience and thought-leadership in intelligence analysis, counterintelligence and counterterrorism. His expertise includes national security, NATO & EU military affairs, cyber ... Read more

  • Friday 6 May 2022, 17:30

    Integration Night

    SAVE THE DATE! Integration Night is back! On Friday the 6th of May you can get the chance to experience what it is like to be part of a Dutch ... Read more

  • Monday 2 May 2022, 20:30

    SIB on Stage: Circus

    On the 2nd of May we are organising our annual talent show: SIB on Stage! Singing your favourite shower jam, dancing along to that famous TikTok song, some stand-up comedy, ... Read more

  • Thursday 28 April 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    King’s Day 2.0

    Celebrate King’s Day 2022 with the Soccie! Brave through the hangover from the day before events and relive your youth with us for a day of traditional Dutch children’s games, ... Read more

  • Monday 25 April 2022, 22:00

    Karaoke Night for Charity

    The time is 21:00, the curtains drop, and you are ready to take the stage at Mesacosa. Crowd is going wild, your nerves are running high, from Madonna to ACDC ... Read more

  • Monday 25 April 2022, 18:00 - 21:00

    Palestine: Challenges, opportunities, peace and hope

    After the Oslo Accords, worldwide hope arose for peace between Israel and Palestine based on a two-state solution. Many initiatives were launched to support Palestinians in building a state; municipalities ... Read more

  • Friday 22 April 2022, 20:00

    Dispuut Pardon?! Presents: Nostalgia party!

    Are you old, like us, and do you want to relive the good old days? Or are you young and full of energy, and want to show that fact off ... Read more

  • Tuesday 12 April 2022, 09:00 - Saturday 23 April 2022, 17:00

    SIB Trip 2022

    The moment we have all been waiting for is finally there. After 2 years, the SIB trip is back! This year, we will be going to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. ... Read more

  • Monday 11 April 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    Documentary Night organised by the Activities Committee

    Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Cardano, Eloncoin….anything coin. In our current financial environment, cryptocurrencies are something about which everybody is talking, but quite a few know what they are actually about. Some ... Read more

  • Monday 4 April 2022, 20:00

    European Populism: Threats and Future Prospects & European Council Simulation with TEIMUN

    Europe’s political landscape is undergoing the biggest transformation since the end of the Cold War. Over the past two decades, populist parties have steadily increased their support, entering most national ... Read more

  • Thursday 31 March 2022, 20:00 - 23:59

    Drinks with TEIMUN & a workshop of European Council Simulation

    The exam period has started, and what is a better way to relieve our stress than having drinks together on a Thursday evening? Join us for drinks with our friends ... Read more

  • Monday 28 March 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    Interview with Ms Marja Verloop Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands

    Have you ever wondered what a diplomat’s life looks like? Which challenges do they need to overcome? What does an Ambassador or Chargé d’Affaires do in order to strengthen relationships ... Read more

  • Monday 21 March 2022, 22:00 - Tuesday 22 March 2022, 04:00

    Themed Party: Jungle Jam! by disputen GIST and Mancala

    On the 21st of March, we will have a social activity organised by disputen GIST and Mancala. After the lecture, we will stay at Mesacosa for a jungle-themed party!   ... Read more

  • Monday 21 March 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “How marriage migration interacts with global systems of gender and racial inequality: The case of South Korea” Lecture by Dr Seonok Lee

    This Korean case study shows a prime example for studying how marriage migration interacts with global systems of gender and racial inequality in relation to contemporary economic (mostly marriage and ... Read more

  • Thursday 17 March 2022, 23:50 - Friday 18 March 2022, 04:00

    Yearbook Party: Kom Spiracy

    Put on your tinfoil hat and get ready to party! The Feestcie has got another banger of a party for you in store, or are they? *Sound effects* Put an ... Read more

  • Thursday 17 March 2022, 20:00 - 23:00

    Yearbook Auction

    It is that time of the year again: The Yearbook Auction! At the Yearbook Auction, each committee, project group, dispuut and other entity of the SIB will auction an item ... Read more

  • Wednesday 16 March 2022, 15:00 - 17:00

    Board Interest Day

    Did you miss our Board Interest Borel but are interested in becoming the next Board of SIB-Groningen? Do you have some questions about doing a Board year and how to ... Read more

  • Monday 14 March 2022, 22:00 - 23:30

    Soccie presents: St. Patrick’s Day

    Hello lovely SIBlings, join the Soccie and the Feestcie for a wonderful collaboration to honour St. Patricks Day. We promise an evening of Guinness, with a hint of some Céilí ... Read more

  • Monday 14 March 2022, 20:00 - 21:30

    How to finance a dictatorship – cryptos, cyber-attacks and hacking

    Have you wondered how dictatorships get financed despite the heavy international sanctions that they face? Naturally, one way to overcome the restrictions is cybercrime. For instance, it is estimated that ... Read more

  • Thursday 10 March 2022, 19:47 - 01:00

    General Members Assembly

    During the GMA, the Board will present what it has been up to during the last months. It is an opportunity for members to give their opinion and suggestions regarding ... Read more

  • Monday 7 March 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “The Russian Invasion of Ukraine” Lecture by Prof Adrian Rogstad

    Weeks of intense diplomacy and the imposition of Western sanctions on Russia failed to deter Putin, who had massed between 150,000 and 200,000 troops along the borders of Ukraine. Russian ... Read more

  • Wednesday 2 March 2022, 22:00 - 02:00

    Galant Gala: Discovering the Beyond

    Ever wished on a shooting star? Well for one night, your dreams may come true. After two years, Galant Gala is finally back in its original format! On the 2nd ... Read more

  • Monday 28 February 2022, 22:00 - Tuesday 1 March 2022, 04:00

    End of Lockdown: Party Like It’s 1989

    There it is finally, the day which you knew was coming is finally here: the end of lockdown party! Two long years we have all waited for this: a SIB ... Read more

  • Monday 28 February 2022, 20:00 - 21:30

    Groningen votes! Election debate for internationals

    In municipal elections (Gemeenteraad), expats have the right* to participate as long as they are registered with their municipality. According to the results of a survey on the city council ... Read more

  • Thursday 24 February 2022, 20:00 - 01:00

    Board Interest Borrel

    Get on Board!  Are you interested in becoming the next Board of SIB-Groningen? Or do you have some questions about doing a Board year? Come by our Board Interest Day! ... Read more

  • Thursday 24 February 2022, 17:30 - 19:00

    Soccie Trip to the Trampoline Park

    Join the Soccie on our trip to the mystical Jump XL on the 17th of February for an hour and a half of some joyous jumping with a nice plate ... Read more

  • Monday 21 February 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Geopolitics: Risks and Possibilities for Conflict Resolutions” By Caecilia van Peski

    Europe is increasingly required to assume greater responsibility for its own well-being and security. In the first part of the lecture, Caecilia van Peski will address issues regarding peace and ... Read more

  • Monday 14 February 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Is the Netherlands a narco-state?” By Pim Geelhoed and Francesco Giumelli

    A narco-state is a country whose economy is dependent on the trade of illegal drugs. Although the Dutch economy is not currently defined as a narco-state, it is an illicit ... Read more

  • Thursday 10 February 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “EU policy on the Western Balkans” by Szabolcs Horváth

    The Western Balkan region, home of close to 18 million people, is not only geographically surrounded by EU member countries but also shares various cultural and economical ties. EU integration ... Read more

  • Tuesday 8 February 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    Blue’s Clues (Walk and talk)

    Do you want to experience an unforgettable adventure? Do you fancy meeting new people? Do you want to learn more about the SIB? Or do you feel a bit nostalgic ... Read more

  • Monday 7 February 2022, 22:15 - 01:00

    Jeopardy! Night

    BOEF and Metro present to you… Jeopardy!!! The classic American television gameshow that features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of ... Read more

  • Monday 7 February 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “South Africa: From the ashes of apartheid” by Olitha Lebelo

    South Africa emerged as a ‘rainbow nation’ on April 27, 1994, after half a century of white rule, oppression of black people and racial segregation. It still faces huge problems. ... Read more

  • Wednesday 2 February 2022, 09:00 - Saturday 5 February 2022, 17:00

    PG Europe Trip 2022

    The time has finally come! Once again disputen Eo Sensu and Metropolis have joined forces and put together this year’s PG Europe trip. This year, we will go to Barcelona! ... Read more

  • Monday 31 January 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Democratising STEM Learning” By Dr J. Noel-Storr

    The Frontiers of Science are not just for the rich: Democratising STEM Learning When a group of white Anglo-Saxon, heterosexual, cis-gender, “all-American” chaps went to the Moon, they left a ... Read more

  • Monday 24 January 2022, 20:00 - 22:00

    “Can psychedelics revolutionise mental health care?” by Dr Jeanine Kamphuis

    According to the World Health Organisation, globally, an estimated 264 million people are affected by depression. Moreover, frequently, traditional treatments such as prescribed medications are not as efficient as desired. ... Read more

  • Thursday 20 January 2022, 20:00 - 00:00

    New Years Drinks (& Disputen Competition 2021 Winner Announcement)

    Practical info: What? New Years Drinks (& Disputen Competition 2021 winner announcement) When?: 20th of January Time?: 20:00 Where?: On Zoom Drink: free, cheap, but drinkable cava Happy new year! ... Read more

  • Monday 17 January 2022, 22:00 - 23:00

    SIB Trip Announcement

    The moment we have all been waiting for is finally there! The long awaited announcement of this year’s SIB trip destination! Some of you surely have some ideas of where ... Read more

  • Monday 17 January 2022, 20:00 - 21:30

    Visible. A History and Discussion of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement by Chelsea Rodriguez

    The history of the LGBTQ+ Rights movement in the USA is often told as a simple (and completed) narrative, but there is so much more to this ongoing movement. This ... Read more

  • Wednesday 12 January 2022, 15:00 - 17:00

    Members Meeting

    On the 12th of January at 15:00, we will have a Members Meeting. During the Members Meeting, we will have an informal discussion on anything and everything SIB-related. Come give ... Read more

  • Monday 10 January 2022, 20:00 - 21:30

    Controversies on constitutional crisis and EU relations in Poland by Prof Adam Bosiacki

    For the last couple of years, Poland has repeatedly been on the European agenda because of its so-called constitutional crisis. The new government has carried out a series of measures ... Read more

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