Campaign publicity elections

As a candidate in the upcoming elections you're probably anxious to hit the campaign trail. The university provides you with a number of opportunities to promote both yourself and your party.

Photo's & interviews

Interviews parties 


Interviews with the parties will be placed on the website. Every party can send no more than two representatives (from here on the delegation) to be interviewed together. Of course, sending only one delegate is also possible. Please make an appointment with the journalist, ms. Sara Terburg 06-1609 8201. The electoral office strongly recommends contacting her at a very early stage. Don’t wait until you hand in your candidacy form, if you are certain that you want to participate in the elections, please contact her. The sooner you make the appointment, the better.

Photos of parties (group picture)

Parties with more than one candidate may use a group photo. You can either take a photo yourself, or you can have one made by Erik van der Burgt, photographer.

You can contact Erik by sending an email to erik@verbeeld.nl.

Erik van der Burgt
Mail: erik@vrbld.photo
Tel. 06-54354365
website: www.vrbld.photo
Please make an appointment as soon as possible!

You can also send in your own photo. The photo must have the highest resolution possible (minimal width: 1920 px, minimal height: 920 px), landscape format. Please send your photo to the Electoral office at m.j.stoutjesdijk@tilburguniversity.edu. Make sure you do this as soon as possible.

Photo’s of individual candidates

  • Jpg-format
  • Close-up
  • Vertical format
  • Original size (maximum resolution)

Please contact Erik van der Burgt as soon as possible for these photos. A short text, no more than 500 words, can also be added to the website. Adding links to this text will not be a problem. Make sure you clearly state the name of the party, the name of the candidate, and the number on the list (also for the photo!). Please contact the electoral office to receive the format. Please send all the texts per party in one e-mail and add the photo’s separately (make sure that the titles of the photos correspond to the texts, in other words, make sure that the photos receive the same name as the candidate pictured, or his or her number on the list. Contact the Electoral Office for more information: m.j.stoutjesdijk@tilburguniversity.edu.

The Deadline for handing in all information is April 12, 2020, 12:00 hrs. Please don't wait until the last moment. This means that any information handed in after this date cannot NOT be published! 

General promotion

News about the elections will be published on both the employee and student pages of the Tilburg University website. Also on Blackboard there will be a link during the elections. In Univers a number of advertisements will be placed directing people's attention towards the elections (this is done only if the dates of the university’s periodical coincide with important election events).

You can also contribute to the general promotion yourself by:

Your own promotional material

Parties (also when they consist of only one candidate) may order leaflets and flyers to be printed at the University Printing Office.

Please take note of the technical specifications required for using these facilities. For more information on these specifications, please contact the Printing Office.

The costs of these services will either be deducted from the amount that the arrangement concerning propaganda costs has reserved for you, or charged to you directly (also see 5).

Implementation directive House rules during participation council's elections (link to PDF).

On February 26, 2008 the Executive Board of Tilburg University has installed a new directive with regard to promotional activities during University elections. This directive has been updated in 2010. Please read it carefully.

Handing in promotional material

All promotional material should have reached the Electoral Office as soon as possible, (At the latest April 12, 2021) in order to guarantee it’s publication by the time the elections start. Please send us one email containing all the information of your party. It would be a tremendous help if you could put all information into one PDF, listing the candidates (in the same order as on the ballot), the photos and the text. The photos should also be added separately and should be clearly linked to the candidate depicted. As we ask you to hand in your material in both English and Dutch, that should be one PDF with the information in English and one with the information in Dutch.

Arrangement propaganda costs

Parties (also parties of only 1 candidate) that managed to win one or more seats in the previous election will automatically be eligible for campaign subsidies. New parties (including parties with only 1 candidate) that win one or more seats during this election will also be eligible for campaign subsidies. New parties that fail to win any seats will not be eligible for funding. All payments will take place after the elections. This means you will first need to cover the costs yourself.

This is the amount of subsidy available for a party that has nominated candidates for:

  • The University Council: Each party to a maximum of 660 Euro.
  • The Faculty Council / Service Council Division Committees: each party to a maximum of 230 Euro.
  • More than one Council: The amounts add up to a maximum of 1000 Euro.

The aforementioned facilities and subsidies are only applicable to the 2021 university elections. Immediately after the elections, the costs can be claimed at the electoral committee, room C 163. All claims must be accompanied by invoices, accounts, etc. The claims must be issued no later than December 31, 2021.