Welcome to the European Visual Practitioners Community


The EVP Purpose

Each of us is provided a space for exponential professional growth as a Visual Practitioner where in a network we can learn, share, explore and co-create together in order to spread the power of Visual Thinking to the world so that people can learn, communicate & work more effectively.
Eveline, Maaike, Brechtje, Jens, Claudia & Esther
EVP Core Team Members

EVP News

Co-Working Session

Many of us are independent, so this online Co-Working Session is a great opportunity to be productive and feel connected to pears.

On Thursday 16 February at 9 o’clock (CET) we open another Co-Working Space in Zoom to work together for 2 hours. You can register in advance here.

We will meet in a Zoom Call to get some work done in community. Using the pomodoro method, we will have several intervals of focused work time, with short breaks in between to chat or ask questions. What you work on is up to you – may it be learning new skills, preparing an offer, updating your Linkedin profile, work on an illustration, …. Bring your to do list or decide on the spot what will be your focus. We are looking forward to being productive with you.

Register here to join us.


Photo: Jessica Lewis via unsplash

European Visual Practitioners Friday Cocktails; every 1st friday of the month from 4-5pm CET

EVP Friday Cocktails

On the first Friday of the month EVP hosts “Friday Cocktails,” a regular, relaxed hang-out to connect, co-learn and co-create with other practitioners. It’s Friday afternoon, time to relax, draw and have a laugh!

It’s cocktail time on Friday, 3 February and we are looking forward to meet again with you all. We want to connect the community and at the same time practice drawing quick portraits. So like these 2 speedy bunnies, Brechtje will facilitate a speed dating and also speed drawing session! 
You can get to know each other better and make drawings of each other whilst listing!

Let’s have some fun together on 3 February 2023 at 4 pm (CEST)

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Register here for the Cocktail!

Visual: Brechtje Hendricks

Let’s meet in the Netherlands!

We are organising a visual retreat and we are inviting you! Indulge in a weekend with visualisation, relaxation and discovery in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. We make sure you will meet up with your peers, work together on small projects and explore this Roman city.


22 – 23 October 2022
Saturday & Sunday,
10:00 – 17:00

What to expect?

  • Two days with a programme and time for yourself in an energetic city
  • Meet up with your visual friends from all over Europe at an inspirational, creative venue in the center of Nijmegen
  • Food and drinks you already know or will love when you leave.

More infos and tickets

 See you in Nijmegen!

Visual: Maaike Borsboom

EVP Meetup Nijmegen October 2022

Andy de Vale has died.

With Andy one of the most Amazing people in our field has left us.
He was amazing as a person of great humor and sharp spirit and also an amazing artist and teacher of visualization.

With Andy things came across Natural. Workshops, moderation of events or just a team meeting – whatever he touched felt easy.

He appeared to me as a really Decent and humble guy. He could be very serious and professional but also Young. We were laughing a lot in the coreteam and Andy was a man of great humor and would always bring in a playful touch. Not afraid to make fun of himself with silly hats and costumes.

I think Andy felt curious to learn more about a thing. The amazement might have been the driver for all the numerous projects he was running. And he would not start a thing with half power. He was a man of Dedication and Energy and effort.

As I said in the beginning: he was an artist and some kind of a Virtuoso. The workshops he gave felt completely effortless although you could feel how precisely he prepared them and how solid his intellectual background was.

He was always Approachable, easy to talk to and focussing on dialog and understanding. You could ask him anything and he would immediately wrap his mind around it. And any discussion was based on eye-level.

We all in the EVP experienced Andy as a most Lovely person and we will miss him deeply. He was a smart Entertainer and a visual educator who brought so much on the way to support the evolution of visualization.

We are wishing his family all the support and strength they need and warm hugs to cope with their painful loss. May they be able to share the memory of their husband and father.

Visual & text: Jens Nordmann

a hand-drawn picture showing a group of people and the words community building

Survey: Shape our Community with YOUR input

We aim to better understand your situation as a European Visual Practitioner at this moment. We wonder: Who is in the community? What is your context? What do you need?

You can help us tremendously with your input through this survey. It will take 10-15 min. And we would be more than happy if you share it with other Visual Practitioners as well to help gather diverse perspectives.

Participate in the survey

Thank you!


Visual: Claudia Steinau

Let’s talk Community Building

Did you notice we are talking a lot about community building these days? Well, that’s because we value the great EVP-community and want to make it even better.

We already held a workshop during a Knowledge Cafe at the Bilbao Global Visual Thinking Summit End of July. We talked about the feeling of beloning in a community. What makes you want to join a community or return to a meeting a second time? In the second part of the conversation we explored the things EVP can do for you in the upcoming year.

It was a great conversation and the participants came up with a follow-up question: “What makes a community last?” that we will take into the upcoming online workshop.

On August 31th (8–9.30 pm CET) we continue the conversation: Join us for an online workshop to talk about the EVP as a community.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Visual: Maaike Borsboom

Bilbao Diaries

We had a blast at the Bilbao Visual Thinking Global Summit 2022.

Claudia, Maaike and Eveline from the EVP core team were onsite and online at the Bilbao Visual Thinking Global Summit. It was so nice to meet up with a bunch of you and feel the creative energy at the venue and via zoom!

Find our impressions on social media (#bilbaodiaries) or enjoy this small recap video.

Video: Eveline Mos

We are at the Visual Thinking Global Summit

27–30 July 2022 in Bilbao, Spain

After Euviz 2014 and Euviz 2018 this year has another important gathering of visual practitioners in Europe: the Visual Thinking Global Summit will be held in Bilbao from July 27th to 30th.

Community Building

On Thursday you could see the coreteam at work in one of the workshops. We will be working with you on community building. Because we need your help with that, but also because we know a lot of new communities are growing these days. Let’s share our experiences!

But… what if you aren’t in Bilbao? We’ve got your back.
On August 31th (8PM CET) we organize an online workshop about the EVP as a community. Register in advance for this meeting: https://lnkd.in/ejhVBMrB

See you in Bilbao?

We hope to see you in Bilbao, but for those of you who are not there we will share everything we come across on our channels and with #bilbaodiaries.



Visual: Visual Thinking Global Summit

Welcome New Core Team Members

We had wonderful talks with wonderful people: Esther Loubradou, Brechtje Hendriks & Eveline Mos are willing to be part of the core team and give their energy, creativity and commitment to the community of European Visual Practitioners. Together with Maaike Borsboom, Jens Nordmann, Claudia Steinau and Any de Vale they form the new EVP core team 2021/2022.

We hope you are all as excited with their nomination as we are. You can always send us a private message if you have other thoughts.

Visual: Jens Nordmann


We found 3 new core team members
Let's Do It World Conference Illustration

EVP Community Members volunteered at the World Clean Up conference

Country leaders, team members, partners, supporters, and believers from around the globe were present at the World Clean Up Conference from 28-31 january 2021. 

World Cleanup Day is one of the biggest civic movements of our time, uniting 180 countries across the world for a cleaner planet. As an international the EVP community is proud to support the WCU.

More info

Visual: Sandra Bach

12 february 2021


The EVP Community Dance

Especially for the EVP Online Meetup on 21 November 2021, Dannie Volkert (Germany) created a special choreography. To the tones of Brenda Fassie’s Vulindlela the whole Community danced together. An unforgettable moment!

 Visual: Malte von Tiesenhausen

21 november 2020


EVP Online Meetup on 21 November 2020

EVP Online Circus Meetup 2020

In the summer of 2020, 9 community members from 8 different countries joined forces for the second online EVP Meetup. More than 120 community members joined on 21 November 2021 to network, co-create and learn together. Within the circus theme, the focus was on fun and creativity. But also answers were sought and found to face the COVID 19 crisis as a Visual Practitioner.

Relive the EVP Online Meetup Circus

Visual: Sandra Bach

22 November 2020


The New Core Team 2021

A group of 7 voluntary members take responsability in the EVP Core Team.

  • Keeping the shared vision alive 
  • Overlooking community (supporting local meetups, online
    meetups, other community gatherings…)
  • Overlooking communications
  • Maintaining relationship with IFVP and international organizations
  • Finding a structure fit for the community needs
  • Maintaining the organization (legal status, finances…)

The Core Team 2020-2021: Sandra Bach (Germany), Maaike Borsboom (The Netherlands), Andy de Vale (UK), Karl Mortier (Belgium), Jens Nordmann (Germany), Claudia Steinau (Switzerland),  Elaine Vitikainen (Finland)

Visual: Karl Mortier

9 September 2020

Announcing the new European Visual Practioners Core Team 2020-2021
Visual Summary of the Insights from the Interview with David Sibbet and Gisela Wendling; Visual by Bea Broskova

EVP Virtual Vienna

On the 2n May 2020, in virtual Vienna, EVP made history by setting up the first ever online event  “Visual Story Telling”. David Sibbet was the keynote.  Besides the expertise and inspiring explanation of David, the communicty worked on the 3 pillars of online meetups and EVP in particular.

In a spinoff 3 groups of volunteers continued this work the weeks and months after Virtual Vienna:

  • Co-creation
  • Co-Learning
  • Networking

Visual: Bea Broskova

6 May, 2020


This video shows the history of EVP and is an excellent way to get introduced to the community of European Visual Practitioners. Our journey started in Berlin and continued via Rome, Brussels, Paris, Warsaw, Madrid, Hamburg, Prague and Stockholm to Vienna.

Visual: Filippo Buzzini

2 May, 2020