"reThink refugees" in Netherlands from 27th-28th March, 2017


What is reThink refugees?

At a 2-day reThink refugees event  from 27th-28th March, we at Ashoka Netherlands, are bringing national and international problem solvers together with dedicated civil society initiatives, NGOs, businesses and thought leaders as well as government and bring about “Innovative and System-Changing Solutions to create impact for refugees”

The focus on the event is on the needs of the refugees to fully participate in all aspects of the Dutch society (social, educational, and labor market) and find system-changing solutions for the blockages the refugees are facing within the current system.  


Our Event

With our 2-days event, we want to focus on the perspective of the refugees and the several challenges they encounter based on their specific situation. During the event, you will be inspired by existing international best practices and inspirational talks and how they might be adjusted to the Dutch context.  The workshops during Day 1 activate the audience to rethink the challenges of the refugees and to reimagine the possibilities in order to create impact in the lives of the refugees living in The Netherlands. In the morning of Day 2, we continue working on the innovative solutions and wrap up with inspirational talks through the format of TEDx.


The Accelerator phase

Next, the event gives the possibility to portray best practices and a platform for local initiatives with possible support of scaling. To reach maximum impact, selected social innovators or the newly founded joint ventures will partner up with leading organizations in an accelerator program.


Stay tuned to find more about the event! http://www.rethinkrefugees.nl/