I value the connection with public institutions and civil society and I’ve organized several collaborative projects, organized workshops and served as an invited expert to connect my expertise with the practice of regulatory governance and interest representation. I co-organized a workshop on the state-of-the-art in interest group science and hosted an interactive session with public affairs professionals, together with my colleagues. I investigated how Dutch parliamentarians cope with lobby groups and presented the findings of this research project at the Public Matters yearly seminar. I’ve served as a board member of the Association for Public Administration and I am a member of the editorial board of the Dutch language journal Policy and Society, both specifically aimed at connecting science with society.