The EFL Staff:

The EFL Staff Team and Board

Members: public and private housing providers.

Private and Public Sector Associates: commercial companies and public sector organisations and institutes working in real-estate and housing.

Scientific Associates: academic experts in housing and urbanism.

Informal Partners: think tanks, lobbying organisations, NGO’s and other federations working in housing, engineering, construction, real-estate, architecture and (sustainable) urban development at the EU and sometimes international level.

We also regularly collaborate with other housing field actors working in housing and urbanism in general, like practitioners, students and policymakers at all levels (local, regional, national, EU, UN).


Internal Staff Team

Joost Nieuwenhuijzen

Joost Nieuwenhuijzen

Managing Director 

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Anita Blessing

Senior Academic and Network Coordinator

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Lily Maxwell

Network and Communications Officer

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Peter Hoogeweg

Network and Communications Officer


Working for EFL

EFL is always interested to hear from talented  students. We can offer interesting internships or sometimes part time work. Upgrade your CV with international experiences!


  • Good language skills (English, German, French)
  • Undergraduate or graduate qualifications. 
  • Relevant studies: economics, urban planning, architecture, real estate management, geography, European law, international business etc
  • Highly interested in the housing industry
  • Independent and proactive
  • Preference for living and working in Amsterdam.

Interested? Email us at with the subject heading “internship”.

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