News & Events blog

We aim to match refugees, locals, organizations and companies based on professions, skills and expertizes. Our networking groups, projects and events  enable refugees to find contacts who can help them to further develop professional skills and ambitions.

It is our pleasure to introduce you to a selection of inspiring events and projects organized and/or facilitated by our community.

Rodaan Al Galidi – ´Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg´

Rodaan Al Galidi – ´Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg´

Rodaan Al Galidi (1971) is lid van Refugee Start Force en een uit Irak afkomstige schrijver en dichter. Al Galidi vluchtte na zijn ... Read More

Looking for a job in Cloud & IT? Accenture Infrastructure Services hosts a Meet & Greet event

Looking for a job in Cloud & IT? Accenture Infrastructure Services hosts a Meet & Greet event

Are you interested in a job in Cloud & IT? Accenture Infrastructure Services is hosting a Meet & Greet event to get to know you Read More

Apply now for StudentJobcoach!

Apply now for StudentJobcoach!

Apply now for StudentJobcoach! ///////Dutch version below///// Are you looking for work experience, employment or education, and could ... Read More

Public holidays

The following is a list of public holidays in the Netherlands. On these days, shops, museums and attractions usually either close ... Read More

Netwerkbijeenkomst Amsterdamse Aanpak Statushouders

Netwerkbijeenkomst Amsterdamse Aanpak Statushouders

Refugee Start Force joined the ‘Netwerkbijeenkomst Amsterdamse Aanpak Statushouders’. Congrats to all 16 projects which ... Read More

Coffee with a Company (ongoing project)

Coffee with a Company (ongoing project)

Refugee StartForce is een platform en organisatie die vluchtelingen, locals, netwerken, organisaties en bedrijven op basis van ... Read More

Exhbition ‘Aleppo’ in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

Exhbition ‘Aleppo’ in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

The floor is open! Please visit the exhbition ‘Aleppo’ in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam. 11 RSF members who lived in Aleppo ... Read More

“Het gaat niet alleen over wie je bent, maar ook over wie je kent!”

“Het gaat niet alleen over wie je bent, maar ook over wie je kent!”

Thanks Mohammad Kafina for your great article about your RSF experiences! Let the force be with you! Congrats to all who worked so hard Read More

Honderden Correspondentleden interviewden leden van Refugee Start Force over hun nieuwe bestaan

Honderden Correspondentleden interviewden leden van Refugee Start Force over hun nieuwe bestaan

Honderden Correspondentleden interviewden leden van Refugee Start Force over hun nieuwe bestaan. Wat blijkt: persoonlijk contact is het Read More

Going Dutch. Holland’s refugee integration success story

Going Dutch. Holland’s refugee integration success story

Last summer RT Doc from Russia visited Holland to find the recipe for success. One of its ingredients are volunteer-based NGO’s ... Read More

Vijf vluchtelingen met een belangrijke boodschap aan alle Nederlanders

Vijf vluchtelingen met een belangrijke boodschap aan alle Nederlanders

Dat ​ze hier niet voor ​hun plezier ​zijn. Dat ze niet uit een onderontwikkeld land kom​en. Dat ze mensen zijn en meer contact willen ... Read More

De Correspondent interview met Joost van der Hel

De Correspondent interview met Joost van der Hel

‘Vluchtelingen aan een baan helpen: zo regelen we dat’ Er zijn genoeg banen in Nederland. Toch slagen vluchtelingen er ... Read More

Journalistencafé #1: ‘Let us introduce you to journalism in the Netherlands!’

Journalistencafé #1: ‘Let us introduce you to journalism in the Netherlands!’

Journalistencafé #1: ‘Let us introduce you to journalism in the Netherlands!’ On File invites you to join us for an evening Read More

Van AZC naar een Baan – presentatie juridisch onderzoeksrapport

Van AZC naar een Baan – presentatie juridisch onderzoeksrapport

Welke hindernissen komen vluchtelingen tegen op hun weg naar een baan? Onderzoekers van de UvA ontrafelden met behulp van een groep ... Read More

FOAM INVITES PHOTOGRAPHERS TO IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS!

FOAM INVITES PHOTOGRAPHERS TO IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS!

Do you like photography and do you live in Amsterdam?   This Tuesday 14 March we start a series of photography lessons at Foam ... Read More

BORO*ATELIER IS OP ZOEK NAAR TALENT

BORO*ATELIER IS OP ZOEK NAAR TALENT

Ben jij een doener (liefst uit Amsterdam) die graag in een team werkt en het liefst ervaring en/ of affiniteit heeft met een van de ... Read More

‘Van AZC naar een baan’ bijeenkomst Pakhuis de Zwijger

‘Van AZC naar een baan’ bijeenkomst Pakhuis de Zwijger

Welke hindernissen komen vluchtelingen tegen op hun weg naar een baan? Onderzoekers van de UvA ontrafelden de Nederlandse wet- en ... Read More

We are searching for teachers English!

We are searching for teachers English!

Are you a statusholder with extensive experience as a teacher English? Newcomers with extensive experience as a teacher are invited to ... Read More

International Business Times UK interviews Refugee Start Force

International Business Times UK interviews Refugee Start Force

Today, Refugee Start Force had an interview with International Business Times, which is is a very popular newspapers in the United ... Read More

Start Me Up: het nieuwe netwerk van kersverse Nederlanders

Start Me Up: het nieuwe netwerk van kersverse Nederlanders

Ontmoet de nieuwe burgers van Nederland. Unieke personen met skills en kwaliteiten, die vaak zo snel mogelijk willen beginnen met ... Read More

Radio 1 helpt Refugee Start Force met unieke actie

Radio 1 helpt Refugee Start Force met unieke actie

Net een hektisch radio-nachtje afgesloten waarin we samen met Radio 1 en Whocares zes vluchtelingen aan een baan probeerden te krijgen. Read More

Werk en vluchtelingen: ongekend talent

Werk en vluchtelingen: ongekend talent

Op maandag 27 maart 2017 organiseert het ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid in samenwerking met de werkgeversorganisaties ... Read More

Zohor, haar karatecursus en onze Ambassador Mohammad in een reportage bij Brandpunt Plus!

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak-Dx1R-yWY

Meet our Ambassador Ali and get inspired!

Meet our Ambassador Ali and get inspired!

Watch this video about Ali explaining about his time in the camps, the importance of being active and his volunteer work for Refugee ... Read More

Please complete our membership form

Please complete our membership form

Refugee Start Force is a network community with the aim to match refugees, locals, organizations and companies based on professions, ... Read More

KNVB invites newcomers to work as a volunteer

KNVB invites newcomers to work as a volunteer

We received a great offer from the KNVB (Dutch football association)! The UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 will take place in the Netherlands ... Read More

Netwerkbijeenkomst Amsterdamse Aanpak Statushouders

Netwerkbijeenkomst Amsterdamse Aanpak Statushouders

Refugee Start Force joined the ‘Netwerkbijeenkomst Amsterdamse Aanpak Statushouders’. Congrats to all 16 projects which ... Read More

Krapteberoepen in Nederland

Krapteberoepen in Nederland

Het UWV meldt dat werkgevers weer vaker problemen hebben om vacatures te vervullen. Vooral in de techniek en ict is er sprake van ... Read More

Amsterdam Museum Expert Meeting

Amsterdam Museum Expert Meeting

Today we had a great brainstorm session and came up with ideas and plans on how musea can help newcomers. From free access for Dutch ... Read More

There is no difference

There is no difference

Met de expositie There Is No Difference wil fotograaf Willemijn Kappers de overeenkomsten laten zien tussen Nederlanders en ... Read More

VPRO Tegenlicht – Uitdagers & Aanpakkers

VPRO Tegenlicht – Uitdagers & Aanpakkers

Thanks for nominating our Founder, Joost, for VPRO Tegenlicht – Uitdagers & Aanpakkers!   Can we please get your votes ... Read More

Thanks Johnny!

Thanks Johnny!

We are happy to announce that our community now has the warmest support of Johnny de Mol! Thanks Johnny for supporting us!

TROPENMUSEUM – EXHIBITION ALEPPO

TROPENMUSEUM – EXHIBITION ALEPPO

The Tropenmuseum is searching for Syrian hosts for the exhibition Aleppo (31 March – 10 September 2017). Did you live or work in ... Read More

Operatie Zohre

Operatie Zohre

Om als vluchteling een nieuw bestaan op te bouwen in Nederland is vaak best lastig. Hoe doe je dat, integreren? Ik zoek het ... Read More

NEEDED INTERVIEWERS

NEEDED INTERVIEWERS

  Do you speak both Dutch and/or English and Syrian Arabic? We are looking for interviewers for a large field survey. Labyrinth ... Read More

Het kan wel

Het kan wel

Het kan wel sprak initiatiefnemer Joost van der Hel over Refugee Start Force, het winnen van de ASN Bank Wereldprijs en zijn plannen ... Read More

Student Jobcoach

Student Jobcoach

Are you looking for work experience, employment or education, and could you use some help? Unsure about what you can do with your ... Read More

Networking event for journalists

Networking event for journalists

Thanks Onfile for hosting this great network meeting for refugee journalists and writers! It was a very inspiring event. Tolhuistuin, ... Read More

Soccer club SDZ is looking for volunteers

Soccer club SDZ is looking for volunteers

Assistant – trainer soccer 3-6 hrs a week SDZ is a soccer club in Amsterdam West (Transformaterweg 10, Amsterdam) with 1100 members and Read More

Thanks to all Opencribbers!

Thanks to all Opencribbers!

Before we forget and dive fully into the new year, we want to thank all the people – newcomers and locals – who opened ... Read More

Zina’s kitchen party

Zina’s kitchen party

Zina’s kitchen is glad to invite you to attend the party arranged to celebrate the completion of a successful year of her company. We ... Read More

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Today Refugee Start Force is 1 old! Exactly 1 year ago we started RSF with a group of 5 people. Now more than 25000 people joined our ... Read More

Obada explaining the importance of volunteer work

Obada explaining the importance of volunteer work

Meet our Ambassador Obada Kabbani. Impressive video Obada! https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=0uF89sLHW6g

SER onderzoekt praktijkvoorbeelden

SER onderzoekt praktijkvoorbeelden

De SER heeft zich gebogen over de vraag hoe vluchtelingen met een verblijfsvergunning sneller aan het werk kunnen komen. Hiervoor heeft Read More

NEEDED NEWCOMER FOR NOS NEWS ITEM

NEEDED NEWCOMER FOR NOS NEWS ITEM

Tomorrow the Social Economic Advisory Board (SER) will present a report about the integration process of newcomers into the Dutch ... Read More

OPENCRIB

OPENCRIB

A few weeks ago we got together with Ben&Jerry’s, TakecareBNB and Refugee Start Force at our Whocares headquarters. Like many ... Read More

AkzoNobel and Refugee Start Force join forces

AkzoNobel and Refugee Start Force join forces

Thanks AkzoNobel for visiting us today. We look forward to work together with the aim to help newcomers to integrate more quickly into ... Read More

Terugblik symposium ‘de buren van statushouders’.

Terugblik symposium ‘de buren van statushouders’.

Op dinsdag 29 november jl. kwamen ruim 130 statushouders en professionals uit het sociale domein bij elkaar voor het symposium ‘De ... Read More

Symposium ‘De Buren van Statushouders’

Symposium ‘De Buren van Statushouders’

De Vernieuwde Stad organiseert symposium ‘De Buren van Statushouders’ Op dinsdag 29 november organiseert De Vernieuwde ... Read More

Wanted: candidates for War Child

Wanted: candidates for War Child

NEEDED CANDIDATES FOR VOLUNTEER JOB AT WAR CHILD AMSTERDAM We are collaborating and recruiting candidates for a job at War Child in ... Read More

DISCUSSION WITH PANNEL WITH AKZONOBEL ON 14 DECEMBER IN AMSTERDAM

DISCUSSION WITH PANNEL WITH AKZONOBEL ON 14 DECEMBER IN AMSTERDAM

AkzoNobel Graduate Development Program likes to meet RSF community members for a meeting on 14 December (9.00 till 11.00) in the RSF ... Read More

Entrepreneurship dinner for newcomers

Entrepreneurship dinner for newcomers

Happy to announce that the launch of a full entrepreneurship program for ‘newcomers’ at the University of Applied Sciences ... Read More

Bijeenkomst Verbinding in de Samenleving

Bijeenkomst Verbinding in de Samenleving

Op maandag 21 november organiseerde het ministerie van Sociale zaken en Werkgelegenheid de bijeenkomst Verbinding in de Samenleving. ... Read More

RSF is the winner of the ASN Bank Wereldprijs 2016 !!!!

RSF is the winner of the ASN Bank Wereldprijs 2016 !!!!

MABROUK !!!!!!!!!!!! RSF is the winner of the ASN Bank Wereldprijs 2016 !!!!!!!!! 1.000.000 times thank you, shukran and dank je wel to Read More

The NTR (National Television) is searching for you!

The NTR (National Television) is searching for you!

The NTR (National Television) is looking for the Syrian people that are going to live at the Johan Jongkindstraat in Almere. We want to Read More

Up! voor en door vluchtelingenkinderen.

Up! voor en door vluchtelingenkinderen.

Up! is een project voor en door vluchtelingenkinderen, waarbij kinderen op asielzoekerscentra (AZC’s) door heel Nederland zelf ... Read More

Volunteers needed for a theater play in the Amsterdam Schouwburg

Volunteers needed for a theater play in the Amsterdam Schouwburg

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR A THEATER PLAY IN THE AMSTERDAM SCHOUWBURG – GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!!   Connect with people through the power ... Read More

SER Inspiratiesessie ‘Vluchtelingen aan het werk’

SER Inspiratiesessie ‘Vluchtelingen aan het werk’

Wachten, wachten, wachten, dat is nog steeds een belangrijke belemmering bij de integratie van vluchtelingen. Tijdens de ... Read More

NEXT EAT TO MEET – 25TH OF NOVEMBER – GIRLS NIGHT OUT!

NEXT EAT TO MEET – 25TH OF NOVEMBER – GIRLS NIGHT OUT!

On November 25th at 19.00 it’s time for another Eat to Meet @ Pakhuis de Zwijger! Newcomers and Dutch people are warmly invited for the Read More

PLEASE FILL IN THIS MEMBERSHIP FORM

PLEASE FILL IN THIS MEMBERSHIP FORM

PLEASE FILL IN THIS MEMBERSHIP FORM AND FORWARD THIS FORM TO YOUR FRIENDS Currently Refugee Start Force is growing very fast! We now ... Read More

Hackyourfuture is looking for new students for our class starting in January.

Hackyourfuture is looking for new students for our class starting in January.

Hackyourfuture is looking for new students for our class starting in January. We are a refugee coding school, in which we teach you the Read More

KashaskArt.com is booming

KashaskArt.com is booming

We are very proud to present to you the official photography and graphic design website of our Ambassador Hamzah Kashash! GOED BEZIG ... Read More

Ex Bosnian refugees invite newcomers for a dinner! 11 december 2016

Ex Bosnian refugees invite newcomers for a dinner! 11 december 2016

My name is Svetlana, I was born in Sarajevo but because of the war in my motherland in 1994 I ended up as a refugee in the Netherlands. Read More

Samen maken we het verschil

Samen maken we het verschil

VluchtelingenWerk Nederland kijkt terug op een bewogen jaar. We moesten alle zeilen bijzetten om de vluchtelingen die in ons land asiel Read More

PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM FOAM IS LOOKING FOR SOME PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERTS

PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM FOAM IS LOOKING FOR SOME PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERTS

PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM FOAM IS LOOKING FOR SOME PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERTS Foam (www.foam.org) is preparing a new educational project called ... Read More

WeConnect helps you to improve your skills!

WeConnect helps you to improve your skills!

Have you always wanted to make a difference for refugees in The Netherlands? Or are you a refugee looking for an opportunity to expand ... Read More

ARE YOU SPECIALISED IN AGRICULTURE?

ARE YOU SPECIALISED IN AGRICULTURE?

ARE YOU SPECIALISED IN AGRICULTURE? Agricultural engineers, teachers, farmers or traders in agricultural products. Refugee Start Force ... Read More

Graphic designers workshop

Graphic designers workshop

ARE YOU A GRAPHIC DESIGNER STARTING OUT IN THE NETHERLANDS? DO YOU WANNA ROCK DESIGN? With the help of local professionals, social ... Read More

Dreamcatchers

Dreamcatchers

Dreamcatchers, in collaboration with several AZC’s, is a project especially for refugee women in the Netherlands.   4 young Dutch Read More

ASN Bank Wereldprijs 2016 – De Finale!

ASN Bank Wereldprijs 2016 – De Finale!

We’ve got mail from the ASN BANK: ‘Wat was het spannend gisteren, nog nooit eerder lag het zo dicht bij elkaar. We zijn dan Read More

Nationale Denktank 2016 – Can you please answer these questions?

Nationale Denktank 2016 – Can you please answer these questions?

There is a shortage of vocational teachers in the Netherlands, especially in the fields of arithmetics/simple mathematics, information ... Read More

Canal tours for refugees

On Wednesday, October 26th the Amsterdam museum organizes a boat trip for refugees. This day we are looking for 25 people who want to ... Read More

Rondvaarten voor vluchtelingen – 26 oktober 2016

Samenwerking met Amsterdam Museum, Canal Company, Refugee Start Force en Maatschappij tot Nut van ‘t Algemeen Sinds februari 2016 Read More

BNA roept op: geef werkervaringsplekken aan vluchteling-architecten!

BNA roept op: geef werkervaringsplekken aan vluchteling-architecten!

BNA roept op: geef werkervaringsplekken aan vluchteling-studenten! In samenwerking met BNA-lid Rob Mortiz van 19 Het Atelier ... Read More

SOCIAL DINNER – Rotterdam – 26 November – help wanted!

SOCIAL DINNER – Rotterdam – 26 November – help wanted!

SOCIAL DINNER – HELP WANTED We, two sisters Jorien and Anne, are organizing a social dinner on the 26th of November in Rotterdam. For ... Read More

Zina’s kitchen is now an officially registered business in the Netherlands!

Zina’s kitchen is now an officially registered business in the Netherlands!

  Congratulations Zina’s Kitchen with being the first female refugee registering her own business in the Netherlands with ... Read More

NEXT EAT TO MEET – 21TH OF OCTOBER

NEXT EAT TO MEET – 21TH OF OCTOBER

NEXT EAT TO MEET – 21TH OF OCTOBER It’s time to eat together again! On October 21th at 19.00 there is another edition of eat to ... Read More

Building bridges project

Building bridges project

Phbm in collaboration with Refugee Start Force, UAF and Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland started a project called ‘ Building ... Read More

ARE YOU SPECIALIZED IN ICT? 15 GREAT ICT JOBS AVAILABLE !

ARE YOU SPECIALIZED IN ICT? 15 GREAT ICT JOBS AVAILABLE !

ARE YOU A STATUS HOLDER SPECIALIZED IN ICT? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A COOL JOB? NEW EXPAT EVENT – 31 OCTOBER – AMSTERDAM Read ... Read More

De Correspondent and Refugee Start Force start a unique journalism project

De Correspondent and Refugee Start Force start a unique journalism project

Become a reporter (correspondent) and help the media to talk with refugees and not only about refugees! The Correspondent is (in our ... Read More

Refugee Start Force has been nominated for the ASN Bank Wereldprijs 2016

Refugee Start Force has been nominated for the ASN Bank Wereldprijs 2016

Refugee Start Force has been nominated for the ASN Bank Wereldprijs 2016! The great success of Refugee Start Force has only been ... Read More

Talent Event for Amsterdam Status Holders between 16 and 27

Talent Event for Amsterdam Status Holders between 16 and 27

Great event for statusholders between 16 and 27 living in gemeente Amsterdam! Please only come if you live in Amsterdam and if you are ... Read More

Werkgeversvereniging AWVN – jaarcongres – 10 oktober

Werkgeversvereniging AWVN – jaarcongres – 10 oktober

Op 10 oktober is Refugee Start Force aanwezig op het AWVN-jaarcongres Nederland werkt! Vijf uitdagingen voor vernieuwing op ... Read More

Unseen Photo Fair – Studio Aleppo

Unseen Photo Fair – Studio Aleppo

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR A GREAT PHOTO PROJECT AND EXHIBITION – STUDIO ALEPPO From September 16 till September 25, Amsterdam ... Read More

SORRY WE’RE OPEN

SORRY WE’RE OPEN

SORRY WE’RE OPEN is a week long neighborhood festival about migration – Schinkelbuurt and Hoofddorppleinbuurt, Amsterdam ... Read More

DAFF party Amsterdam

DAFF party Amsterdam

Dutch people and refugees, let’s meet each other! Join us on 23 September to get to know your Syrian ánd other neighbours. ... Read More

Vluchtelingen leren zichzelf te verkopen

Vluchtelingen leren zichzelf te verkopen

Advalvas reports first RefuGenius Workshop Please click here to read the full article.

Prinsjesdag lecture for refugees – Tilburg University

Prinsjesdag lecture for refugees – Tilburg University

September 20, the third Tuesday in September is ‘Prince’s Day’ (Prinsjesdag) in the Netherlands. On that day, in his ... Read More

United Nations Refugee Summit – New York City

United Nations Refugee Summit – New York City

Today, our honorred ambassador Mohammed Badran Yukitron represented all of us at the United Nations! Thanks Mohammed for representing ... Read More

Czaar Peterfestival invites refugees

Czaar Peterfestival invites refugees

Het fijne jaarlijkse Czaar Peterfestival staat pal na de grote vakantie weer voor de deur! 11 September is het weer zover; mooie ... Read More

NEDERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL – Buddyproject

NEDERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL – Buddyproject

Kick Off Buddyproject Gevluchte filmmakers uit onder andere Syrië, Iran en Nigeria zullen samen met Nederlandse filmmakers, onder ... Read More

COFFEE WITH A COMPANY @ SURF (Sept.14)

COFFEE WITH A COMPANY @ SURF (Sept.14)

ICT Inhousedag bij SURF op woensdag 14 september: oriëntatiebijeenkomst voor vluchtelingen (statushouders) werken of stage lopen bij ... Read More

Refugees needed for Expert Pannel Lodewijk Asscher

Refugees needed for Expert Pannel Lodewijk Asscher

Volunteer work helps refugees to become more active, get out of the AZC, meet Dutch people and learn about our culture and language. ... Read More

Metro interviews Refugee Start Force

Metro interviews Refugee Start Force

Today Metro interviewed our founder, Joost. Thanks Metro for the nice article and pictures! Read the article here.

Potluck Picknick

Potluck Picknick

IT professionals Event Nyenrode Business School and RSF @ Hotel Casa400

IT professionals Event Nyenrode Business School and RSF @ Hotel Casa400

IT professionals New Expat Event   Innovative, socially responsible ICT COMPANIES WANTED ! Why would you consider hiring refugees (we ... Read More

RefuGenius workshops for refugees

RefuGenius workshops for refugees

As you know, in collaboration with partner Enactus, we hosted a number of workshops at the Free University over the past months with ... Read More

Monthly eat to meet at Pakhuis de Zwijger

Monthly eat to meet at Pakhuis de Zwijger

Pakhuis de Zwijger and Refugee Start Force organize a monthly ‘Eat to meet’ This year Amsterdam will welcome many new ... Read More

Journalism & media networking event

Journalism & media networking event

Op woensdag 24 augustus organiseerde Net in Nederland een bijeenkomst speciaal voor vluchtelingen met een media-achtergrond. De ... Read More

Filmtheater Kriterion

Filmtheater Kriterion

Old and new citizens of Amsterdam and surroundings are welcomed by Kriterion, in collaboration with Vluchtelingen-Welkom and Refugee ... Read More

Interview with Mo Awesome

Interview with Mo Awesome

We are proud to present to you this interview with our ambassador Mohammed Al Masri (alias Mo Awesome) about his volunteer job which we Read More

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE

LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS – for the PHOTO ART PROJECT with the (working) title: “THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE”. WHAT: ... Read More

Lawyers meet lawyers

Lawyers meet lawyers

Aan de ronde tafel

Aan de ronde tafel

It’s not so difficult! Just post a message and invite some inspiring newcomers for a dinner! (Or newcomers, please invite Dutch ... Read More

PVDA Amsterdam footbal competition

PVDA Amsterdam footbal competition

The Publisher – online refugee museum

The Publisher – online refugee museum

The Publisher and Refugee Start Force start collaboration The publisher is an independent, nonprofit platform for stories and artistic ... Read More

Mogen asielzoekers stage lopen?

Coffee interview with Sprudge

Coffee interview with Sprudge

Thanks Sprudge, Karina Hof, Holland Sam and Merel Bird for this nice article. Anne & Max thanks for supporting us so warmly and of ... Read More

Job workshop at VU University

Job workshop at VU University

Housing Corporations Study

Housing Corporations Study

Amsterdam Circular Challenge

Amsterdam Circular Challenge

Amsterdam Circular Challenge invites refugees! Want to join the contest, meet great people and become an entrepreneur? Take part in a ... Read More

Minimum loon

Minimum loon Alle werknemers vanaf 23 jaar hebben recht op het wettelijk minimumloon. Dit is het loon dat u minimaal moet ontvangen als Read More

Werk en inkomen (tijdens de asielprocedure)

Werken in Nederland biedt vluchtelingen de mogelijkheid om op eigen benen te staan. Ook leren zij op deze manier de Nederlandse taal en Read More

Asielzoeker, vluchteling, statushouder. Wat is het verschil?

De termen vluchteling en asielzoeker worden vaak door elkaar gebruikt. Wat is precies een asielzoeker? En wanneer is iemand een ... Read More

De asiel procedure

Asielzoekers kunnen in Nederland asiel krijgen als zij bescherming nodig hebben. Bijvoorbeeld omdat ze in hun eigen land worden ... Read More

Tour through the VU University and campus

GOOGLE networking day

GOOGLE networking day

GOOGLE wants to meet and help you! This year Google’s annual employee day was dedicated to newcomers and Refugee Start Force was ... Read More

Opleiding – veelgestelde vragen

Vluchtelingen hebben vaak geen (erkende) diploma’s of nog geen opleiding afgerond. Om een succesvol bestaan op te bouwen en werk ... Read More

Bijeenkomst Ministerie SZW

Bijeenkomst Ministerie SZW

Bijeenkomst: ‘Extra inzet op vrijwilligerswerk door asielzoekers en statushouders in de opvang’ Afgelopen maandag vond in Den Haag de ... Read More

Open Day for Refugees

Open Day for Refugees

Open Day for Refugees – University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) (Hogeschool van ... Read More

Werk en inkomen (statushouders)

Werken in Nederland biedt vluchtelingen de mogelijkheid om op eigen benen te staan. Ook leren zij op deze manier de Nederlandse taal en Read More

Starten als zelfstandig ondernemer

Werken als zelfstandig ondernemer tijdens de asielprocedure Zolang een vluchteling wacht op de uitslag van zijn asielaanvraag, mag hij ... Read More

Rederij Lampedusa geeft Refugee Start Force members een vrijwilligersbaan

Rederij Lampedusa is nieuwe rederij met een unieke vloot en bemanning. Sinds zomer 2015 varen we met twee vluchtelingenboten door de ... Read More

Inburgeren

Inburgeringsplicht in Nederland Nieuwkomers moeten aan regels voldoen om in Nederland te kunnen wonen en werken. Er zijn andere regels ... Read More

Tour through the VU University and campus

Tour through the VU University and campus

Aan de slag met nieuwe Amsterdammers

Aan de slag met nieuwe Amsterdammers

On Thursday March 24, a symposium named ‘Aan de slag met nieuwe Amsterdammers’ was organized. Amsterdam based NGOs as ... Read More

Meet with locals

Meet with locals

Newcomers of Amsterdam… are you interested in meeting new people? Building sustainable friendships with both locals and other refugees? Read More

Weekly museum visit for refugees

Weekly museum visit for refugees

Since Februari 2016 we organize a weekly museum visit for refugees. Every Wednesday a free museum tour is organized at Amsterdam ... Read More

Ondertussen in de Spaarndammerbuurt

Ondertussen in de Spaarndammerbuurt

For the project Ondertussen in de Spaarndammerbuurt we are looking for refugees or status holders who would be interested in meeting ... Read More

SCIENCE BUDDY’S VOOR VLUCHTELING-WETENSCHAPPERS

SCIENCE BUDDY’S VOOR VLUCHTELING-WETENSCHAPPERS

De leden van De Jonge Akademie van de KNAW hebben het initiatief genomen om hun netwerken open te stellen voor wetenschappers en ... Read More

5 mei ‘Freedom Meal’ in Amsterdam Museum

5 mei ‘Freedom Meal’ in Amsterdam Museum

As you may know, we celebrate Liberation Day on May 5th in the Netherlands and many people organize so-called Freedom Meals in ... Read More

Accenture Innovation Awards 2016

Refugee Start Force is nominated for the Accenture Innovation Awards 2016. Please help us to win, vote, share and ask your friends to ... Read More

Collaboration with Net in Nederland

Collaboration with Net in Nederland

Dutch public broadcasters have launched a website where refugees and newcomers to the Netherlands can access on-demand Dutch television Read More

Academie van de stad supports RSF

Academie van de stad supports RSF

Thank you, shukran, dank je wel Academie van de Stad !!! We are very proud that Academie van de Stad supported Refugee Start Force with Read More

Collaboration with CNN International

Collaboration with CNN International

Refugee Start Force participated in CNN’s project ‘What Syrians want you to know, 55 stories of lost homes, lost lives and ... Read More

Start Me Up: het nieuwe netwerk van kersverse nederlanders

Start Me Up: het nieuwe netwerk van kersverse nederlanders

Start Me Up: het nieuwe netwerk van kersverse nederlanders Ze zijn nu nog vluchtelingen, maar worden binnenkort nieuwe burgers van ... Read More

Speed date event with hotels

Speed date event with hotels

Today a great Hospitality speed dating event was organized in Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam. Thirty status holders met 20 Amsterdam based Read More

Big Improvement Doe Dag – Den Haag

Big Improvement Doe Dag – Den Haag

Big Improvement Doe Dag – Den Haag Speeddating between employers and status holders.   What a great Succes !!!   Thanks Ceasar ... Read More

Dit had ook mij kunnen overkomen

Dit had ook mij kunnen overkomen

‘Dit had ook mij kunnen overkomen’ is een filmproject van een reeks korte filmportretten van vluchtelingen gemaakt door ... Read More

Meet & Greet Clingendael

Meet & Greet Clingendael

MEET & GREET CLINGENDAEL Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael – Conflict Research Unit Location: Den ... Read More

Visit to International Criminal Court

Visit to International Criminal Court

In collaboration with the ‘Amsterdamse Orde van Advocaten’ and the Amsterdam Center for International Law & Criminal ... Read More

Medisch Contact – De lange weg naar erkenning

Medisch Contact – De lange weg naar erkenning

Medisch Contact published a great article about our Medical Meet & Greet event at the AMC. Thanks Medisch Contact!

Rederij Staets invites RSF for a boat trip

Rederij Staets invites RSF for a boat trip

Thanks Rederij Staets for the lovely boottrip!

Geodan invites IT specialists for a coffee

Geodan invites IT specialists for a coffee

On Februari 17, 2016, Geodan invited IT specialists for a coffee.  

NOS Nieuwsuur & Radio 1 interview

NOS Nieuwsuur & Radio 1 interview

Thanks NOS and Nieuwsuur and Radio 1 for supporting us and reporting our Medical Meet & Greet Event! Great interview with Renske ... Read More

AMC Medical Professionals Meet & Greet

AMC Medical Professionals Meet & Greet

Did you arrive in Holland as a refugee in the last year or two? Do you have a medical background, for example a degree in medicine, ... Read More

Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland recommends Refugee Start Force

Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland recommends Refugee Start Force

Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland recommends Refugee Start Force. ‘We ontvangen veel berichten van mensen en organisaties die iets voor Read More

Refugee Start Force West network meeting

Refugee Start Force West network meeting

Friday February 12, 2016 Meet & Greet for members Refugee Start Force West, living / staying in The Hague – Delft region. ... Read More

Weekly open draw event

Weekly open draw event

The Open Draw is a weekly Monday Social Night for drawing artists, illustrators, serial doodlers and enthusiasts. Join in activities, ... Read More

Bimhuis invites Refugee Start Force

Bimhuis invites Refugee Start Force

On January 24, 2016, Bimhuis invited 30 members of Refugee Start Force for a music performance. Turkish ensemble Istanbul Solistleri ... Read More

Whocares: ‘Refugee Start Force is booming!’

Whocares: ‘Refugee Start Force is booming!’

Refugee Start Force is booming! De facebookpagina brengt vluchtelingen in contact met Nederlandse vakgenoten. Oprichter Joost van der ... Read More

Donations!

Refugee Start Force is a not-for-profit initiative working on a budget-neutral basis.

In order to cover our costs, we are depending on donations. Every donation is welcome and will be used to improve our community platform, organizing events and projects.

Please send your donation to account number: NL24 INGB 0008 1010 28 in the name of Stichting Refugee Start Force.