For a couple of years, we (Syrian Volunteers NL and Refugee Academy) have been working together around the importance of refugee perspectives in policy making and the challenges connected. Some refugee advocates and refugee-led initiatives have already been connected with us in this … Continue reading
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How FSS creates impact
On May 31, the Institute for Societal Resilience hosted a faculty meeting called Arranging Impact @FSW. Researchers and staff in attendance were able to give their input on the FSW impact strategy. Our Dean Gregor Halff opened the meeting with … Continue reading
LIMBO x VU Views – Opening Event
On Monday June 27th, the LIMBO exhibition at VU Views at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will be opened to the public. LIMBO is an exhibition created as an accumulation of content made during a workshop series for and by queer/refugee/migrant community … Continue reading
Have your say on the FSS impact strategy!
The Institute for Societal Resilience is very pleased to invite you to our faculty meeting Arranging Impact @FSS on May 31, 2022 in the AURORA room. The meeting will be opened by our new dean Gregor Halff with an introduction … Continue reading
How to create societal impact as a researcher?
On April 5, at the invitation of the Institute for Societal Resilience (ISR), Nataliia Sokolovska (Humbolt Institut, Berlin) delivered a keynote on challenges and opportunities in realizing social impact of research in the social sciences and humanities. Nataliia’s inspiring speech … Continue reading
Academic workshop – Engaged Scholarship: why and how?
More and more, the societal implications of scientific research and the associated responsibility of the researcher is being stressed and rethought. Engaged scholarship is one way in which scholars approach doing research and position their work within society. Yet, what … Continue reading
Conflicting Experiences With Welcoming Encounters: Narratives of Newly Arrived Refugees in the Netherlands
Personal networks can be both enabling and constraining in inclusion practices. This study focuses on the contribution of a particular neighborhood initiative for refugees in Amsterdam. Earlier studies have shown that in the specific context of the Netherlands’ welfare state, … Continue reading
Podcast: Imagine 60 Years Up – On Diversity & Inclusion
In 2022, AmCham is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a year full of celebratory and notable events. Leading up to the big anniversary event of January 26, AmCham will host a series of (breakfast) sessions in collaboration with the content … Continue reading
SIM-Lab hosts Visuals in Science Communication workshop
On Friday 12 November 2021, the SIM-Lab organized a one-day workshop “Visuals in Science Communication”. The event was well-attended by researchers from the various departments of our Faculty of Social Sciences as well as some external stakeholders in the field … Continue reading
Social robot SAMbuddy wins Computational Award
SAMbuddy, a social robot developed by Hogeschool Utrecht and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has won the 2021 Computable Award 2021 for best educational project. SAMbuddy has been developed in a Social Robotics-program of Hogeschool Utrecht, together with a consortium of socially … Continue reading