Stein van Oosteren


Stein van Oosteren is a Dutch-French national with 15 years of experience in building bridges between governments and experts in the field of security, justice, education, cultural heritage, science, communication and information. As a diplomatic attaché he advised several ambassadors in these fields and represented the Dutch government in numerous intergovernmental meetings and negotiations.

He has a background in human sciences (psychology and philosophy) and takes great pleasure in presenting complex issues in simple terms. He currently works for the Dutch Permanent Delegation of the Netherlands to UNESCO in Paris, where he makes UNESCO’s work accessible for all via video tutorials (, blogs ( and twitter (@Oosterenvan).