14 June 2017
10th Welkom Hier festival 1 July in Dordrecht
Local solidarity for and with refugees
On Saturday, July 1, we will host the 10th Welkom Hier festival for local solidarity for and with refugees. After The Hague, Delft, Amersfoort, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Maastricht and Haarlem this time we are in Dordrecht. From 13:00 to 15:00, about 20 organizations and initiatives present themselves in Library AanZet and from 15:00 to 17:00 there is a divers stage programme in Bonfire. Welcome Here, we do together!
Welkom Hier stands for the power of diversity and local solidarity. With the Welkom Hier festivals we bring together residents, refugees and organisations. Thus creating a Welkom Hier network which connects and supports hundreds of local initiatives and volunteers in the Netherlands.
- Learn more about Welkom hier on www.welkomhier.nl
- Watch the film reportages of former Welkom Hier festivals on the Welkom Hier youtube channel
- Be inspired on the Welkom Hier facebook page
In the run-up to the Welkom Hier festivals, photographer Daniella van Bergen makes duo portraits of a refugee and a friend or buddy in the Welkom Hier cities. For example, the above portraits in Dordrecht and Leidschendam-Voorburg.
5 December 2017
Justice and Peace joins coalition to stop controversial European copyright bill
Copyright laws are supposed to protect authors and creators. But taken to an extreme, they can stifle innovation, access and creativity. The latter, is the direction that a new bill put before European lawmakers seems to be heading to.
1 December 2017
Maastricht locals start petition for Afghan teenager and family facing deportation
The local Maastricht community has started a petition to stop the Dutch government from sending back Afghan teenager Haroon and his family.
1 December 2017
Deventer becomes 11th Dutch Shelter City
From 2018 onwards, the city in collaboration with local organizations will provide one human rights defender at risk a temporary shelter for a period of three months.
21 November 2017
15 November 2017