ABOUT US

SPEED UP INTEGRATION

Our mission is to empower refugees. We believe work is the best tool to integration; through work, refugees can blend in with their society and build up a new meaningful life in The Netherlands. We speed up integration by providing opportunities for newcomers upon arrival to utilize their talents again.

We create spaces where refugees feel at home, can network with non-refugees and where they can show what they are good at. We help build a strong network, develop a portfolio, gain work experience, as to be ready to set up a business or find a paid job. We do this through a tailor-made and holistic approach, checking the work-related personal needs of each individual.

SAVE THE CRAFTS

We decided Refugee Company will focus on craftsmanship. We provide work opportunities in the creation and hospitality sector, as that is where our roots lie. We see a growing demand for craftsmen and horeca staff in the Netherlands.

HOLISTIC APPROACH

We have a holistic approach: from vision to execution, from entrepreneurship to utilizing our network, we want to ensure that we are fast, creative and flexible at problem-solving. We help build a strong network, develop a portfolio, gain work experience, as to be ready to set up a business or find a paid job.

THE ROAD TO PAID WORK

We have learned that there are several paths that can lead to paid work:

  1. Work experience or apprenticeship routes

  2. Participation in short-term projects that puts refugees in contact with potential employers

  3. The execution of orders for limited collections that need sewing, silkscreen or design skills for example. Such assignments give refugees get a chance to build up their portfolios

  4. Matching skills of refugees with a specific position on a one-to-one basis

Opening new location

Location: Lola Lik, Wenckebachweg 48 former Bijlmer Bajes Date: friday 20 januari Time: 15.00-21.00   WORK IN PROGRESS Friday 20 januari more than 2000 visitors came to see our work in progress in the [...]

Solar Panels Collaboration

We’re delighted to announce our latest collaboration with solar panel specialist Sungevity. The Solar Store in Zaandam tasked Sungevity to install 226 solar panels on the roof of The Student Hotel. It’s a long and [...]

New York Times

The New York Times reporter Liz Alderman visited us recently and published her lengthy story on Refugee Company a few days ago and today they tweeted about us. You know you’ve made it when The Grey Lady [...]

TEDx

Refugee Company was thrilled to be invited to TEDx Apeldoorn.  The theme of the evening was “Social Footprint” and Fleur Bakker and Mohammed Reza Amiri shared the stage to talk about Refugee Company’s own [...]

Booking.com

Refugee Company is commissioned to perform as hosts and artists at a big event in the RAI Amsterdam. We have designed and hand-painted 4 super large banners and facilitated creative workshops. A team of [...]

AkzoNobel

Refugee Company had a group of surprising volunteers on Thursday evening.  44 HR directors from the multinational AkzoNobel here for a global conference, took a break from their meeting room and came to give [...]

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We have weekly meeting hours on every friday 2.00 – 4.00 pm.

Our adres: Wenckebachweg 48, Amsterdam

Email: info@refugeecompany.com

Phone: +316-41848723