Venlo Studentenstad

Venlo Studentenstad signs collaboration agreement with Meet the Youngsters to jointly connect, engage and utilize young talent for and with Venlo’s business community.

The multi-year program Venlo Studentenstad is a collaboration of: Fontys Venlo University of Applied Sciences, HAS University of Applied Sciences Venlo, Maastricht University Campus Venlo, Antares, Woonwenz Woningcorporatie, Stichting Venlo Partners, Vereniging Ondernemend Venlo and the municipality of Venlo.

Together they have drawn up a number of principles with as their core message ‘captivate, bind and retain’ young talent for the business community in and around Venlo.

Meet the Youngsters is the online (career) platform where young people can get in touch with innovative and inspiring employers. Meet the Youngsters supports young people with his or her regional labor market orientation and companies with their employer branding. This way they want to ensure that more young people choose for a challenge at a company in the (Eu)region.

The objectives and activities of Venlo Studentenstad and Meet the Youngsters fit seamlessly together. Meet the Youngsters and Venlo Studentenstad are eager to work together to realize their ambitions.

At this moment the database of Meet the Youngsters contains more than 500 companies from the (Eu)region and more than 10.000 youngsters have already created a profile. Through the matching criteria a company structurally builds a pool of students and young professionals. In addition, a student simultaneously builds a network of companies. In this way, a follow-up of activities undertaken is also possible.

De Zorggroep is the first organization that takes the step, together with Venlo Studentenstad and Meet the Youngsters, to show even more the great opportunities that De Zorggroep offers. “Healthcare is in full development. We want to show young people how dynamic, challenging and innovative the sector is,” said Board Chairman Marc van Ooijen.

Interested companies can now apply to become members on the platform. Signing up is easy and fast at

Through the collaboration with Venlo Studentenstad, the first companies will receive a voucher worth six months of SME partnership.

To put employers further in the spotlight Meet the Youngsters organizes for the 7th year the election of the most attractive employer in Limburg. Companies can register for this election as of now via

Jos Meessen, Meet the Youngsters, /06-51524766

Jeroen Hollewijn, Meet the Youngsters, / 06-42120989