NewBees was part of a research conducted by the Kennisplatform Integratie & Samenleving (a cooperation between the Verwey-Jonker Institute and Movisie) on integration of refugees in the Netherlands. The simple conclusion is: we can do better. Many things are unclear around the situation of 'statushouders' or asylum seekers with a granted request to stay. Both for them and for the institutions they work with, such as the municipality, but also local NGOs and social workers.
We are very happy to work with the gemeente Zaanstad and work on a coordinated approach in which NewBees focuses on participation through volunteer work and internships.
For the full article, click here (it is in Dutch).