Improving refugee perspectives in policymaking – Meet-up with Refugee Academy and SYVNL

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

Winter School ‘Research-creation: merging the critical and the creative’

This course invites students to rethink and re-evaluate standard methods of thinking, knowing, doing, and sharing within academia. We will highlight artistic practice as research and the act of creation as a form of knowledge in and of itself. Continue reading

“Towards a structural place for refugee perspectives in policymaking” – English summary

A refugee experience knows many different phases, each of which is fueled by positive and negative meanings. It starts with leaving behind everything that is familiar – your life, your loved ones, your environment – and the need to make … Continue reading

New website “Learning Crossroads for Refugee Inclusion”

Today we are launching the website for our research project ‘’Learning Crossroads for Refugee Inclusion’’. This project researches citizens’ initiatives whose mandates are centred on the promotion of the social participation and inclusion of refugees in the Netherlands. There has … Continue reading

Parisa AkbarzadehPoladi wins Rotterdam Woman of the Year Award

Rotterdam is home to many great women who work in different areas but share the same goal; creating a better society for Rotterdam. For the fourth consecutive year, the Huis der Zotheid organized the Rotterdam Woman of the Year awards … Continue reading

Masterclass – Learning Crossroas for Refugee Inclusion – Refugee Academy


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The inclusion of refugees in Dutch society is a subject that concerns many. Since 2015, the focus on this topic and the commitment of national and local governments, companies, and NGOs to facilitate integration and inclusion has increased considerably. Nevertheless, … Continue reading