The people behind the organisation of EFDA are Erik van Heijst and Jan van Doesburg. A short introduction of both men.
Erik van Heijst
I obtained my Master degree in Floral Design in the Netherlands. Since 1998 I am working as a senior lecturer at Aeres University and working for EFDA. On top of teaching floral design, I am an official examiner for the professional qualifications (Advanced) Dutch Flower Arrangements, All-Round Dutch Flower Arranger and the Dutch Master in Floral Design. Next to that I am an official assessor for the National Certified Judge Floral Design qualification of Florint.
I am thoroughly internationally-minded and take regularly part in international demonstrations for professional florists all over the world. I am involved in improving the quality of education in the field of Floral Design.
Contact Erik: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan van Doesburg
After a career as a florist in different flower shops in the Netherlands, Germany and France I obtained my Master Degree in Floral Design and Official Teacher’s License and started teaching in vocational floral design education. Since 1987 I taught in Aeres university for applied sciences and teacher’s education and at the Green Business school and Food Design Academy of HAS university. I am an official examiner for professional examinations for the professional qualifications (Advanced) Dutch Flower Arrangements, All-Round Dutch Flower Arranger and the Dutch Master in Floral Design. And official assessor for the National Certified Judge Floral design of Florint. At the moment I mainly conduct examinations, professional demonstrations, exhibits and lessons for EFDA (European Floral Design Academy) abroad. Besides that, I write articles for professional magazines and websites.
My passion is to practice Floral Art myself and to share it with others. I act from a holistic point of view. Flowers and nature are related to art, design, fashion, handicraft, daily life, spirituality, culture, history etc. In this way Experiencing Floral Art is essential for me.
Contact Jan: email@example.com | www.linkedin.com/in/janvandoesburg | www.janvandoesburg.nl