Activism Monitor

The activism monitor is a tool to yearly map the student activities in Enschede. The results of this monitor can be found on this page.

This edition of the Activism Monitor was filled in by 103 student organisations, which is an increase of over 40% compared to last year.


The amount of active members does not differ a lot per sector. Smaller associations often have a larger percentage of active members. There are some differences per sector, but overall the percentage of active members is increasing.


When looking at the graph on the right, it it important to take into account that these are percentages. When looking at it quickly, the social sector seems to have a very high proportion of active EEA members, especially when comparing it to the percentage of active Dutch members. However, there are little EEA members at social associations in general, so therefore this data is not truly represantative.

Overall, it can be noted that international students are less often a member of an association, but the international students that are a member of an association are often active, especially regarding students from within the EEA.


There is a large difference between the different sectors regarding the study year of the members involved in committees. In the sectors Culture, Sports and World, 5th year students and older make up a significant part of the committee members, whilst in the Other, Social and Study sector, the committees mostly consist of 1st up until 3rd year students, where the 3rd year students make up the largest portion.

But how are these conclusions relevant to you? Have a look at the overall results and compare this to your own organisation. By doing this, you might find certain results that are striking to you, in which you as an organisation differ from the overall results. See whether you can get advice from other organisations or whether you might be able to give advice to other organisations. By doing this, we hope that all of us can make the active student community even better! Please note, that all organisations have individual goals and characteristics, so differences don’t directly imply that something should be changed.