Organizations

This page presents a mapping of organizations that aim to contribute to the societal inclusion of refugees in the Netherlands. The goal of this hub is to inform (enterprising) refugees, employers, supporting organizations as well as professional institutions by collecting, presenting and linking to existing information on supporting organizations in the domain of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Labor market participation
  • Foundations
  • Education
  • Research
  • Civil Society Initiatives
CompanyWebsiteLocationContactDescription
Start-Thttp://www.star-t.nl/Enschedejaap@wearemindt.nlStartup-T supports people with a migration background in realising their ambition of starting a business
Socionexthttp://www.socionext.orgAmsterdamhttp://socionext.org/contact/Socionext offers a five-day accelerated workshop that teaches people how to come up with, start and sustain a business
Ace Incubatorshttps://ace-incubator.nl/Amsterdamoffice@ace-incubator.nlACE (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship) offers training, support and access to an extensive network of mentors, entrepreneurs and business professionals. 
DutchCEhttp://www.dutchce.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@dutchce.nlDutchCE is a network for entrepreneurship in public universities and universities of applied science in the Netherlands
Dutchsehttp://www.dutchse.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@dutchse.nlDutchSE facilitates student-entrepreneurship and aims to inspire students to chase their entrepreneurial ambitions
BDE Black Dutch Entrepreneurshttps://www.bdecommunity.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@bdecommunity.nlThe Black Dutch Entrepreneurs supports entrepreneurs with the creation of business opportunities, educational growth and personal growth
European Migrant Entrepreneurship Network (EMEN)http://emen-project.eu/Heel Nederlandemen@emen-project.euEMEN aims to support a more favourable ecosystem for migrant entrepreneurs
Sprouthttps://www.sprout.nl/Heel Nederlandhttps://www.sprout.nl/contactSprout is a network for ambitious entrepreneurs, experts en investors
DitVoorsthttps://www.ditvoorst.com/businessclubs-rotterdam/Rotterdaminfo@ditvoorst.com Ditvoorst is a website which gives an overview of business clubs in Rotterdam
ROZ groephttps://www.rozgroep.nl/Twenteinfo@rozgroep.nlHet ROZ gives advice, support and training to entrepreneurs and starters
CO Netwerkhttps://co-netwerk.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@co-netwerk. nlCON is a network for christian entrepreneurs in the Netherlands
Ondernemers in Bedrijfhttps://www.ondernemersinbedrijf.nl/Heel Nederlandkantoor@ondernemersinbedrijf.nlOndernemers in bedrijf [entrepreneurs in business] is a network for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands
Het Nonhttps://www.hetnon.nl/Noord- Hollandsecretariaat@hetnon.nlThe Non is a network for entrepreneurs living in North-Holland
Netwerk Zwollehttps://netwerkzwolle.nl/Zwolleinfo@netwerkzwolle.nlNetwerkZwolle is a network for entrepreneurs living in Zwolle
Inclusief Ondernemers Netwerkhttps://ion-netwerk.nl/Nijmegen ion@wbrn.nlION is an inclusive network for entrepreneurs in Nijmegen
Overzicht ondernemers Utrechthttps://www.utrecht.nl/fileadmin/uploads/documenten/ondernemen/2017-lijst-ondernemersverenigingen-Utrecht.pdfUtrechtThis website gives an overview of entrepreneurial networks in Utrecht and is made by the municipality
Open Coffee Utrecht Business Networkhttp://www.opencoffeeutrecht.com/Utrechtnetwerk@opencoffeeutrecht.comOpen Coffee Utrecht connects entrepreneurs in the municipality of Utrecht by means of network events
VNO NCWhttps://www.vno-ncw.nl/Heel Nederlandhttps://www.vno-ncw.nl/contactVNO-NCW represents the interests of Dutch business and industry and provides a range of services to its members
Social Impact Factory https://www.socialimpactfactory.com/Utrechthallo@socialimpactfactory.comSocial impact factory is a platform for social and sustainable enterprises.
The Social Impact Factory aims to solve social issues by promoting entrepreneurship. They bring governments, entrepreneurs, organizations and citizens together in their physical hotspot and in their national impact projects and programs. Together with the parties involved, they are focused on moving from thinking to doing. Plan Einstein is one of their programs. This program offers newcomers an environment to live, learn and work side by side with local residents and other stakeholders.
Sparkhttp://www.spark-online.orgAmsterdamspark@spark-online.orgSPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship for young ambitious people. These skills will help them to build up their post-conflict societies.
The Startup Information Deskhttps://www.business.gov.nl/contact/netherlands-chamber-of-commerce/Heel Nederland https://www.kvk.nl/service-en-contact/stel-een-vraag-online/#/?subjectId=407167The Startup Information Desk is established for the start of innovative tech companies who get special support from the government to launch their business. This desk is not available for entrepreneurs who want to start a non-tech related company. The start-up information desk is a platform where entrepreneurs can ask questions for free.
NL groeithttp://www.nlgroeit.nlHeel NederlandNL groeit [NL Grows] matches entrepreneurs with experienced entrepreneurs. You can participate if you have a turnover of more than 1 million euros.
Enterprise Europe Netwerk (EEN)https://www.enterpriseeuropenetwork.nl/Heel NederlandThe Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. 
TNO Technology Consulthttps://www.tno.nl/nl/Den Haaginfo@tno.nlTNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industries and well-being of society
Startup Deltahttps://www.startupdelta.org/national-point-entry/Amsterdamhttp://support.startupdelta.org/Start-Upt Delta aims to merge the Dutch startup ecosystem into one single connected hub 
Qreditshttp://www.qredits.comHeel Nederlandinfo@qredits.nlQredits helps entrepreneurs to successfully start or invest in their company. They offer mentoring, online tools and financing from €50.000 up to €250.000.
Refugee Talent Hubhttps://www.refugeetalenthub.com/nl/werknemers/content/Amsterdaminfo@refugeetalenthub.comThe Refugee Talent Hub is a young organization that supports Refugee Talent in the way to work. They work with partner organizations on vacancies and work experience programs for Refugee Talents and offer various Meet & Greet activities to learn new skills and get to know companies. 
Enterstarthttps://enterstart.nl/Den HaagINFO@ENTERSTART.NLEnterstart gives newcomers information about Dutch laws and regulations, links them to a business mentor, supports with financing applications. They can provide entrepreneurs help with tax, administrative and accounting issues.
Humanitas: Project Inspiratie Programma (PIP)https://www.humanitas.nl/afdeling/Groningen_Stad/activiteiten/maatschappelijke-begeleiding-vluchtelingen/Groningenmip.groningen@humanitas.nlHumanitas has a program (PIP) for people who receive a social welfare benifit. This programs helps them to become an entrepreneur
The First Step Tohttp://www.thefirststepto.com/Bredainfo@thefirtststepto.comThe First Step To helps entrepreneurs with a refugeebackground with setting up their own enterprise
Refugees Forwardhttp://www.refugeesforward.orgAmsterdaminfo@refugeesforward.orgRefugees Forward organizes incubations programs for newcomers in Amsterdam and Roterdam and helps them with setting up their own business in the Netherlands
Krachtbedrijfhttp://www.krachtbedrijf.nl/Eindhoveninfo@josettedijkhuizen.nlKrachtbedrijf helps vulnerable groups or survivors of violence (domestic, war and human trafficking) with a blended entrepreneurial program to once again participate in society and become economically independent.
Zuyd Hogeschoolhttps://www.zuyd.nl/studeren/studeren-op-het-hbo/vluchtelingen/ondernemerschap-voor-vluchtelingenMaastrichtmartine.prins@zuyd.nlThe applied university Zuyd offers entrepreneurs free programs and bootcamp training to help them with setting up their own enterprise
DELITELABShttp://delitelabs.com/Amsterdammailto:magic@delitelabs.comDELITELABS decided to take up the challenge to build the first inclusive start-up school in The Netherlands. It offers everyone to experience and learn about entrepreneurship. It is their mission to make top notch start-up methods and tools available to everyone.
Refugees@businessapphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/refugees-business/id1437779476?mt=8Heel Nederlandimmigrationguidancefoundation@gmail.comThe App Refugees@Business is an easy and open guide to start your own business in Europe for refugees with a (prospect) status. It enables refugees to understand the sometimes difficult way to economic independence due to all rules and regulations. This App is meant for a large group of new Europeans who are (temporarily) settled in Europe and have a status or have a prospect to get a status for undetermined time. The App is meant for people who want to be independent and selfreliant: people who want to explore the possibility to start as an entrepreneur in Europe. You can use this app as input for your conversation with municipalities, social organizations, consultants / advisers and lenders as well. This Apps helps refugees to navigate through all rules and regulations in order to successfully start your own business.
White Horse Investment http://www.whitehorseinvestment.nl/Amsterdaminfo@whitehorseinvestment.nlWhite Horse Investment helps newcomers participate and integrate in Dutch society by creating their own business.
Kamer van Koophandelhttps://www.kvk.nl/Heel Nederlandhttps://www.kvk.nl/service-en-contact/Netherlands Chamber of Commerce officially registers companies and gives them advice and support. The main task of the Chamber of Commerce is to keep the Commercial Register.
Business Gov (in Dutch Ondernemersplein)https://ondernemersplein.kvk.nl/Heel Nederlandhttps://ondernemersplein.kvk.nl/contact/Business.gov.nl is the English-language Point of Single Contact (PSC) for resident and foreign entrepreneurs, who want to establish a business or do business in the Netherlands. On this portal you can find laws, rules and regulations as well as general and sectoral information from the Dutch government and semi-governmental organisations. Also, you will find Dutch or European subsidies you may be eligible for. Business.gov.nl is the English-language counterpart of Ondernemersplein.
RVO, de Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland https://www.rvo.nl/Heel Nederlandhttps://www.rvo.nl/contactformulier-rijksdienst-voor-ondernemend-nederland-rvonl-wssl?herkomst=https://www.rvo.nl/over-ons/over-ons/wat-doet-rvonl/contact
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency stimulates entrepreneurs in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business. It aims to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs, strengthen their position and help them realise their international ambitions with funding, networking, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency is a government agency which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Its activities are commissioned by the various ministries and the European Union.
The Present Movement https://www.thepresentmovement.org/Heel Nederlandmarnix@thepresentmovement.org The Present Movement connects entrepreneurs with initiatives, projects and NGOs that make a positive contribution to the lives of refugees. They connect refugees with their network of entrepreneurs who can help with certain issues that need to be solved for even more positive impact. As part of such a partnership, TPM organizes a meetup 4 times a year, where an initiative with a great mission - that wants to improve the lives of refugees – shares its story.
CompanyWebsiteLocationContactDescription
Werkwijzer Vluchtelingenhttps://www.werkwijzervluchtelingen.nlHeel Nederlandwerkwijzervluchtelingen@ser.nlThe 'Employment Pointer for Refugees' gives information on employment, education and integration-projects for newcomers in the Netherlands. It is an initiative of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands.
Juridisch Lokethttps://www.juridischloket.nlHeel Nederlandhttps://www.juridischloket.nl/email-ons/The Juridisch Loket [legal counter] is an organization which provides free legal advice on different subjects including work. Their site is unfortunately only in Dutch, but they are available in almost every city in The Netherlands. You can also call them for advice. You cannot go to the legal counter for questions related to setting up your own business. Nonetheless, you can go here for questions about your personal rights, or questions related to work, income or your family and relationships. For questions related to entrepreneurship you can contact the ‘Ondernemersplein’ or the ‘Chamber of Commerce’
Refugee Companyhttps://www.refugeecompany.com/Amsterdaminfo@refugeecompany.comRefugee Company connects refugees in the Netherlands to Dutch companies and supports them setting up their own business
Makers Unitehttp://www.makersunite.euAmsterdamshare@makersunite.euMakers Unite is a social enterprise that started 3 years ago with the aim of bringing newcomers and Dutch people together. It currently consists out of two "labs": 1) Economic Lab, where they make sustainable products including their own life jacket collection; and 2) Creative Lab, where a 6-week program offers a unique opportunity for newcomer to connect them with their professional next step: education, internship or work within the Dutch creative sector (6-month matchmaking process after the program ends). Our community includes graphic designers, architects, musicians, painter, filmmakers and woodworkers.
Newbeeshttps://www.new-bees.org/Amsterdam, Zaanstad en Amersfoortinfo@new-bees.orgNewbees aims to help newcomers participate in Dutch communities by means of voluntary work as soon as they arrive, so they can build a local network and CV
Hackyourfuturehttp://www.hackyourfuture.net/Amsterdaminfo@hackyourfuture.netHackYourFuture is a code school teaching computer programming to newcomers. Their aim is to empower their students through coding and get them to work as software developers. They have created a 6-month program in which their students learn the fundamentals of web-development.
Het Refugees4Communities Programmahttp://www.starters4communities.nl/sociaal-ondernemen-tilburg/Tilburggoedele@starters4communities.nlStarters4Communities offers a practical trainingsprogram where particpants are helped with their business concept, model and marketing
RefuGeniushttps://www.facebook.com/RefuGenius-732757510240551/?fref=gs&hc_location=groupAmsterdamrefugenius@enactusvu.nlRefuGenius is a Amsterdam-based social startup that aims at bridging the gap between highly skilled and educated refugees and the Dutch labor market
New Dutch Connectionshttps://www.newdutchconnections.nl/Utrecht en Rotterdaminfo@newdutchconnections.nlNewdutchconnections has a ToekomstAcademie [future academy] where youngsters with a refugee background are helped with formulating a carreerplan
Syrious Work (Timmerbedrijf)AmsterdamSyriouswork@gmail.comSyrious Work offers newcomers work in their carpentry business and learns them about Dutch machines, rules & legislation and machines
Pop Up Your Talenthttps://www.popupyourtalent.nl/ZwollePop up Rour talent offers newcomers a program that helps newcomers to find their talent. They will get a buddy who will help them with questions on education and employment in the Netherlands.
Cordaidhttps://www.cordaid.org/nl/thema/ook-dichtbij/Den Haagcoin@cordaid.org A social cooperative offers participants the opportunity to gain experience in doing business while retaining benefits. Cordaid supports these social cooperatives with knowledge, advice and coaching. They always do this in collaboration with local parties and the benefits agency (usually the municipality).
Duizend1http://duizend1.nl/en/home//
Bloemendaal the Netherlands
mark@duizend1.nlIt offers refugees and employers professional support and guidance in order to create successful matches. It has an extensive network of refugees and an in-depth knowledge of their talents and motivations and it introduces them to business owners in the region.
Restart Networkhttps://restart.network/
Rotterdam fred@restart.networkRestart Network is a non-profit organization on a mission to accelerate diversity and inclusion in the European tech industry through a model we call the Crowdsourced School: connecting a community to build people together. We transform the lives of students from refugee, low-income, and minority in tech backgrounds, like women, who embark on an intense one-year journey into web development and personal growth to start a career in the tech industry and have a positive impact in Europe.
Kenniscentrum inclusieve en sociale werkgelegenheidhttps://www.inclusiefwerkt.nl/werkzoekende-werknemer/Heel Nederlandhttps://www.inclusiefwerkt.nl/over-ons/The ‘Kenniscentrum inclusieve en sociale werkgelegenheid’ develops knowledge and offers practical tips, tools and guidelines that policy makers and professionals can use in their daily work.
Refugee Startforcehttps://www.refugeestartforce.eu/Heel Nederlandinfo@refugeestartforce.euRefugee Start Force is the largest network and Raykroeltment platform in the Netherlands for newcomers, organizations and companies. Via the network groups and pages of RSF on Facebook and LinkedIn you can find interesting events, training courses, internships and paid jobs. RSF Recruitment Supports organizations and companies that want to give newcomers a chance within their organization or company.
Netwerkprohttps://netwerkpro.org/

Amsterdam, Haarleminfo@netwerkpro.orgNetwerkpro a social enterprise that focuses on improving the position of women. With the NetwerkProof approach they aim connect them to employment opportunities. Building and maintaining a business network is a crucial part.
Salwa Foundationhttps://salwafoundation.nl/Heel Nederlandsalwafoundationnl@gmail.comSalwa is a platform for artists, designers and creative thinkers who want to study or work in the Netherlands and are looking for support in finding their way and building their network. They offer practical insight into other professionals’ creative career paths and guidance in creating or reconstructing a professional portfolio.
K!X Workshttps://www.kixworks.nl/Heel Nederlandkix@movisie.nlK! X Works is a welcome addition to the need of government and society for newcomers to integrate quickly. However, they do not know the Dutch education system and often have difficulty finding work. K! X Works - a Movisie project - gives young newcomers more knowledge about training and the labor market. Together they devise and undertake all kinds of small and larger activities at the ROC, in the International Switch Class or in the asylum seekers' center
VIP 2 Project (Dutch Refugee Council)https://www.vluchtelingenwerk.nl/wat-wij-doen/onze-projecten/project-vip-2-vluchtelingen-investeren-participerenHeel Nederland-Entry into the labor market: overcoming barriers: learning the language, passing the civic integration exam, building a new network, looking for a job. And become familiar with Dutch (work) culture. Project VIP supports newcomers with integrating in Dutch society.
Newest Art Organization https://newestart.org//
Heel Nederlandinfo@newestart.orgThe Newest Art Organization platform was established in February 2016 specifically for organizing art exhibitions featuring work by refugee artists and artisans, who spent months in Amsterdam emergency shelters. Since the opening of the first show, Take Flight in 2016, NAO has broadened its platform to offer more services to newcomer artists and to mingle them / us up in Amsterdam / Dutch / European society. The platform, once raised by 3 Amsterdam citizens, now has grown into a serious business, where newcomers and Amsterdam people, museums and organizations really cooperate. No aid, just working together. On expo’s, programs, lectures and fun meetings.
CompanyWebsiteLocationContactDescription
Nieuwe Burenhttps://www.projectnieuweburen.nl/Heel nederlandprojectnieuweburen@gmail.comNieuwe Buren is a platform for Dutch people and new Dutch people. This platform aims to connect them by organizing dinners.
HulplawineHeel nederlandhulplawine@whocares.nlHulplawine is a page where people can post an action or request with the goal to help newcomers in the Netherlands
Het huis van Bartelshttp://www.hethuisvanbartels.nl/Amersfoortinfo@hethuisvanbartels.nlHet Huis van Bartels [The House of Bartels] is a neighborhood initiative that aims to help newcomers in Amersfoort with social, sustainability and cultural issues
Oke nuhttps://www.facebook.com/oke.nu.overvechtOvervecht/ UtrechtOkenustuurgroep@gmail.comOke Nu is a neighborhood initiative that organizes art, food and sport activities for all citizens of the district Overvecht
Het bankjescollectiefhttps://www.bankjescollectief.nlAmsterdaminfo@bankjescollectief.nlHet bankjescollectief is a neighborhood initiative that aims to create social cohesion and interaction between neighbors
Stichting Tolerance ZeistZeisttolerancevluchtelingen@gmail.comStichting Tolérance Vluchtelingen Zeist organizes activities for adults and children with a refugee background. This foundation helps refugees morally and materially by providing training assistance to secure their future
St. Al Amalhttps://www.al-amal.nl/Utrechtinfo@al-amal.nlAl Amal is an independent orgnization that aims to enhance the participation of families, mothers, women and youth in Utrecht.
Gastgezin voor een Vluchtelinghttps://www.gastgezinvoorvluchteling.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@gastgezinvoorvluchteling.nlGastgezin voor een Vluchteling [host family for a refugee] aims to create meaningful relations between Dutch people and refugees.
 Welcome to the neighbourhoodhttp://welkom.wikidot.com/Nijmegenhttp://welkom.wikidot.com/main:contactWelcome to the Neighbourhood is an initiative that aims to increase the contact between the neighborhood and Eritrean newcomers who are living at the Griftdijk
Kerk in Actiehttps://www.kerkinactie.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@kerkinactie.nlKerk in Actie is the programme for missionary and diaconal work of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. The KIA collects money, clothing and goods for people in need, they organize activities and open their churches for refugees.
Stichting Nieuwe Alphenarenhttp://www.nieuwealphenaren.nl/Alphen aan de Rijncontact@nieuwealphenaren.nlStichting Nieuwe Alphenaren [foundation new people from Alphen a/d Rijn] is foundation that aims to connect newcomers to volunteers in Alphen aan de Rijn.
Welkomplein Den Boschwww.welkomplein.nl/Den Boschwelkom@welkomplein.nlWelkomplein Den Bosch [welcoming square Den Bosch] aims to connect newcomers and other citizens in the municipality of Den Bosch
Al Mukaram Stichting Somalische Cultuur, Rotterdamhttp://www.almukaram.nl/Rotterdaminfo@almukaram.nlAl Mukaram is a foundation and mosque that weekly organizes activities for everyone. In addition to the five daily prayers, including the Friday prayer that is visited, there are various lessons in Dutch, Somali and Arabic.
Stichting Sabielhttps://www.sabiel.org/Edest.sabiel@gmail.comStichting Sabiel is a foundation that connects neighbours and refugees. The foundation aims to improve the lifestandard and social cohesion in Ede.
Stichting Ik Wilhttp://www.stichtingikwil.nl/Eindhoveninfo@stichtingikwil.nlStichting ik wil, [foundation I want] aims to create a society where everyone is welcome and accepted
MundantheApeldoorncontact@mundanthe.nlMundanthe is a neighborhood initiative that organizes music, dance, theatre and computer activities for its neighbors
Samen Oplopenhttps://www.samen-oplopen.nl/Zeistinfo @ samen-oplopen.nlSamen Oplopen [walking together] connects newcomers with a residence permit to a buddy or buddy family in order to help them with their integration
Beyond BordersAmsterdaminfo@beyondborders.nuBeyond borders is an organization for asylum seekers who are beneath the age of 18 and arrived in the Netherlands on their own
Blauwe Huishttp://www.blauwehuis.org/blauwehuisv2/AmsterdamThe Blauwe Huis [blue house] organizes activities for refugees in Amsterdam
Gezellig Nijmegenhttp://gezellignijmegen.nl/en/Nijmegengezellignijmegen@gmail.comGezellig Nijmegen is an organization that organizes social activities for refugees in Nijmegen
Stichting Tolérance ZeistZeisttolerancevluchtelingen@gmail.comStichting Tolérance Zeist organizes activities and training for refugees in Zeist
Stichting Yasminhttps://stichtingyasmin.nl/Den haaginfo@stichtingyasmin.nlYasmin is a foundation for (refugee) women in the Hague
Stichting Feminahttps://www.stichtingfemina.nl/Groningeninfo@stichtingfemina.nlFemina is a foundation for refugee women in Groningen
Indigo Wereldhttp://www.indigo-wereld.nl/Eindhovensaravillalle@indigo-wereld.nlStichting Indigo Wereld aims to connect people with a different cultural background by organizing activities and sharing stories
Stichting Mexeana (Eritrea)http://www.mexaena.nl/Utrechtinfo@mexaena.nlAt the foundation Mexaena are Eritrean newcomers working with Dutch coaches and Eritrean people that are living in the Netherlands for a longer time
Vluchtelingenwerkhttps://www.vluchtelingenwerk.nl/wat-wij-doen/begeleiding-bij-werk-integratie-1Heel Nederlandinfo@vluchtelingenwerk.nlThe Dutch Council for Refugees is an independent organisation that acts in the best interests of refugees and asylum seekers in the Netherlands
Open embassyhttp://www.openembassy.nl/#page-topHeel Nederlandinfo@openembassy.nlOpenEmbassy is an online helpdesk which helps you to get started with everyday questions about life in the Netherlands
Delftse Buurhttps://www.delftsebuur.nlDelftinfo@delftsebuur.nlAt Delftse buur [Delft neighbour] neighbours help newcomers with civic integration in the Netherlands. They have a buddy system in order to help newcomers.
Boosthttps://www.boostamsterdam.nlAmsterdaminfo@boostamsterdam.nlBoost facilitates a meeting space for people from Amsterdam for temporary work and facilitates a variety of activities such as language and conversation classes, sports, workshops on Dutch society and culture, music, drama, dialogue and lecture sessions and cook and food gatherings.
 Gastvrij Oosthttp://gastvrijoost.amsterdam/Amsterdamgastvrijoost@gmail.comGastvrij Oost is an active network of engaged citizens, neigbhours and entrepreneurs to support newcomers with housing and civic integration in the Netherlands
Het Jongerenhuishttps://www.jongerenhuiseindhoven.nl/Eindhoveninfo@jongerenhuiseindhoven.nlThe Youthhouse is a center for refugees in the age between 19 and 28 years old. Refugees can live here, follow language classes and are helped to find employment.
Basic Rightshttps://www.basicrights.nlUtrechthttps://www.basicrights.nl/nl/contact-us/Basic rights is an online portal voor refugees without a residence permit
Oranjefondshttps://www.oranjefonds.nlUtrechtinfo@oranjefonds.nlThe Oranje Fonds is the largest foundation in the area of social welfare in the Netherlands. The foundation subsidizes social initiatives that aim to enhance participation in Dutch society.
NMI nederlands migratie instituuthttps://www.nmigratie.nl/homeAmsterdam, Zaandam, Den Haag en Rotterdamhttps://www.nmigratie.nl/contact-met-het-nmi/contactThe Nederlands Migratie Instituut, (Netherlands Migration Institute, or NMI), provides consistent information, advice and guidance to migrants and recognised refugees who wish to return to their countries of origin within the framework of the Remigratiewet (Repatriation Act). 
Social Center of the Syrian Communityhttps://scscnl.wixsite.com/scscDen haagscsc.nl@email.comSocial Center of the Syrian Community (SCSC) is a foundation with informative programs and cultural projects for Syrians. The foundation aims to help the Syrian community with integrating in Dutch society.
ASKV Steunpunt vluchtelingenhttps://www.askv.nl/Amsterdaminfo@askv.nlASKV Refugee Support is an Amsterdam-based organization that provides legal assistance and social support to rejected refugees in the Netherlands
Yalla Foundationhttp://www.yallafoundation.nl/Nijmegeninfo@yallafoundation.nlYalla Foundation organizes activities for newcomers and aims to contribute to building an inclusive society
Stichting SYVNLhttp://www.syvnl.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@syvnl.nlSYVNL is a network for Syrian refugees in the Netherlands which organizes several social activities
Dynamohttps://www.dynamo-amsterdam.nl/Amsterdaminfo@dynamo-amsterdam.nlDynamo is a community organization that aims to assist people from Amsterdam with active participation in Dutch society.
Take Care BNBhttps://www.takecarebnb.orgHeel Nederlandinfo@takecarebnb.comTakecarebnb connects newcomers to host families, so that they have a (temporary) place to stay in the Netherlands
Implacementhttps://www.implacement.nl/Amsterdaminfo@implacement.nlImplacement is training and coaching people from Amsterdam to stimulate their particpation in the labor market.
Dorashttps://doras.nl/Amsterdaminfo@doras.nlThe Foundation Doras was founded in 2000 as a social services institution in Amsterdam-North.
Warm Welkom Noordhttps://www.facebook.com/Warmwelkomnoord/Amsterdamwarmwelkomnoord@gmail.comThe Foundation Warm Welkom Noord (translation: Warm Welcome North) support new permit holders living in Amsterdam North. They are supported by neighbours.
Justice and Peacehttps://www.justiceandpeace.nl/Den Haaginfo@justiceandpeace.nlJustice and Peace is een non-profit organisatie in Den Haag, die gewijd is aan het verdedigen en aanmoedigen van respect voor mensenrechten en sociale gerechtigheid, wereldwijd en in Nederland.
Arq Psychotrauma Expert Groephttps://www.arq.org/nl/
Diemeninfo@arq.orgArq Psychotrauma Expert Group
is a group of institutions and organizations engaged on the impact of overwhelming events and psychotrauma. Each and every partner in Arq is an expert in its own field. Together, the partners in Arq stand for knowledge development and transfer, coaching and treatment, prevention and support, to benefit individuals, organizations and society at large.
Humanity Cab Den Haaghttp://www.humanitycab.nl/
Den Haaginfo@arq.orgHumanity Cab is a social enterprise and bicycle taxi service where a lot Eritrean people work
Kompass NGOhttp://www.kompass.ngo/l/
Den Haaginfo@kompass.ngoKompass. Mensenrechten Dichtbij is a civil rights organisation based in the Netherlands. The newly-established NGO aims to connect marginalised groups and local residents with policymakers in support of creating a dialogue between the various different groups within Dutch society.
Pharoshttps://www.pharos.nl/l/
Heel Nederland info@pharos.nlPharos is the national centre of expertise on health disparities. Their expertise focuses on: 1) Sustainable improvement of the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of care and prevention for people with limited health literacy, non-western migrants and refugees. 2) Reduce existing health disparities between different groups of people.
Stichting Bevordering Maatschappelijke Participatie | BMPhttps://www.stichtingbmp.nl/cms/
Amsterdam-The Foundation BMP is a national, project-orientated organisation, whose goal is to objectively promote ways in which people can participate in social and cultural trends. BMP therefore focuses on exploring new themes and formulating new methods of approach. It is committed to facilitating the active involvement of individuals, groups and organisations in social and cultural trends that affect them. BMP’s projects place great emphasis on opportunities for self-development , self-realisation and co-creation for groups and individuals.
Stichting de Vrolijkheidhttps://vrolijkheid.nl/
Amsterdaminfo@vrolijkheid.nlThe National Foundation for the Promotion of Happiness (abbreviated “Happiness”) is a multicultural, not-for-profit network of artists, play writers, actors, musicians and volunteers who invest in children and teenagers in asylum-seekers centers. Happiness organizes creative activities on a regular basis in 30 asylum-seekers centers in the Netherlands.
Gezellighttp://gezellignijmegen.nl/
Nijmegengezellignijmegen@gmail.com
Gezellig Nijmegen is a community center where Dutch and newcomers are meeting and doing activities
IN MY BACKYARD https://www.inmybackyard.nl/
Amsterdaminfo@inmybackyard.nl
IN MY BACKYARD consists of communities where new and ‘old’ Amsterdammers who live in the same neighbourhood meet. Both groups play an active role in getting to know each other.
New Women connectors https://https://newwomenconnectors.com/
AmsterdamNew Women connectors is a team of immigrant, migrant and refugee women with a shared vision to improve inclusion and social justice.
Nidoshttps://www.nidos.nl/
Utrechtcontact@nidos.nl
Nidos is an independent family guardian organization, pursuant to the law. Nidos fulfils the guardianship task for Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers.
Regenboog LHBT Buddy's
https://www.deregenboog.org/
Amsterdaminfo@deregenboog.org
De Regenboog Groep is a Amsterdam nonprofit organization that fights for inclusion an strengthening of selfesteem. Specially dedicated to homeless, people with mental health problems, debts or addictions. De Regenboog Groep has three initiatives that might be interesting:
https://www.deregenboog.org/hometown

Meant for anyone who want a buddy, learn to know Amsterdam or get some work experience


https://www.deregenboog.org/maatje-na-mensenhandel

Buddy’s for refugees and for victims of human trafficking

https://www.deregenboog.org/lhbt-buddys

For LHBT- refugees that want to start a new life in Amsterdam
Stichting Lemathttp://www.stichtinglemat.com/
Amsterdaminfo@stichtinglemat.comFoundation Lemat organizes activities for Eritrean newcomers in order to connect them to the Dutch society.
Welcome Apphttps://www.welcomeapp.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@welcomeapp.nlThe Welcome App enables newcomers to easily connect to people with different backgrounds.
Stichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdamhttps://www.sntr.nl/Rotterdaminfo@sntr.nlStichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdam (SNTR) aims to give 200 Syrian families a new home in Rotterdam. Empowering these families and helping them participate in Dutch society as soon as possible is the main goal.
SNTR offers an integral program combining rented accommodation with an intensive language course, getting to know the neighborhood, city, and helping them find suitable (voluntary) work or education. The entire program is researched by the Erasmus University.
Stichting Sedrabethttps://sedrabet.yolasite.com/AmsterdamStichtingsedrabet@gmail.comStichting Sedrabet organizes activities for Eritrean newcomers in Amsterdam.
Zaanstad voor Vluchtelingen/ de Sluishttp://zaanstadvoorvluchtelingen.nl/Zaanstadinfo@zaanstadvoorvluchtelingen.nl Zaanstad voor Vluchtelingen which is located at 'de Sluis' offers all kind of activities for newcomers and neighbors in the municipality of Zaanstad
Boost Arnhemhttps://www.boostarnhem.nl/nlArnheminfo@BoostArnhem.nl Boost Arnhem facilitates a meeting space for people from Arnhem for temporary work and facilitates a variety of activities such as language and conversation classes, sports, workshops on Dutch society and culture, music, drama, dialogue and lecture sessions and cook and food gatherings.
Plan Einsteinhttps://plan-einstein.nl/Utrechtinfo@plan-einstein.nlPlan Einstein is a promising and innovative approach adopted by the municipality of Utrecht. The Plan Einstein program aims to promote the reception and integration of newcomers. In the Utrecht district of Overvecht, newcomers live together with students. Residents of Plan Einstein and people from the neighborhood can attend English lessons or courses on entrepreneurship, participate in a practical program on entrepreneurship, get help in finding (voluntary) work, or gain access to higher education. Plan Einstein is closed since November 2018.
Buddy to Buddyhttps://buddytobuddy.nl/
Heel Nederlandinfo@buddytobuddy.nlThe Buddy to Buddy Foundation links former residents of the Netherlands to refugees. Buddy to Buddy assumes equality and organizes accessible contact from person to person. One person can be the link to our society and can therefore be very valuable in the quest for a new existence.
 Stichting Vluchtelingen Ambassadeurshttps://www.vluchtelingenambassadeurs.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@vluchtelingenambassadeurs.nlStichting Vluchtelingen Ambassadeurs [Foundation for Refugee Ambassadors] organizes guestlectures and workshops given by (former) refugees
Divosahttps://www.divosa.nl/onderwerpen/inburgering/regiocoordinatoren
Heel Nederlandhttps://www.divosa.nl/onderwerpen/inburgering/regiocoordinatoren
Divosa has started a Civic Integration project with 35 regional coordinators. The regional coordinators work independently and are well embedded in municipal structures. They work from the labor market regions and have strong networks within work and participation. They make plans for their regions and implement them. Do you want to know what is happening in a region in the field of integration? Contact the regional coordinator.
Arq Kenniscentrum Migratiehttps://migratie.arq.org/Heel Nederlandkc-migratie@arq.orgArq Knowledge Center Migration bundles the knowledge and expertise of Arq partners for optimal psychosocial support for refugees, (former) asylum seekers and migrants.
DMIT (Dutch Migrants Integration Teams)https://www.dmit.nl/Overijssel Info@dmit.nlDMIT (Dutch Migrants Integration Teams) is a young ambitious organization that is inspired by an Arabic and Eritrean expert team. These expert teams work together with DMIT. With this knowledge and networks, they can ensure that status holders can integrate better and more independently in the Netherlands.
Stichting Hoedje van Papierhttps://www.stichtinghoedjevanpapier.nl/wordpress/Rotterdaminfo@stichtinghoedjevanpapier.nl Foundation Hoedje van Papier aims to promote participation in society for groups and individuals for whom it is not self-evident through methods and projects related to language, media and education.
CompanyWebsiteLocationContactDescription
De Rotterdam AcademyRotterdamrac-frontoffice@hr.nlThe Rotterdam Academy offers 14 Associate Degree courses (with a duration of 2 years) for entrepreneurs
EVC aanbiedershttps://www.ervaringscertificaat.nl/evc/aanbiedersHeel Nederlandhttps://www.evc-centrum-nederland.nl/contact-opnemen?EVC can help you with documenting your previous educational and working background
Informatiecentrum DiplomaWaardering (IcDW)https://www.idw.nl/nl/startpagina.htmlHeel Nederlandinfo@idw.nlIDW can help you with the accreditation of your foreign diplomas
Blik op werkhttps://www.blikopwerk.nl/Utrechtinfo@blikopwerk.nlBlik op Werk gives information on certified language schools in the Netherlands
Duohttps://www.duo.nlHeel Nederlandhttps://duo.nl/particulier/footer/contact/At the DUO site you can apply for a loan to start your civic-integration courses
Oefenen.nlhttps://www.oefenen.nlHeel Nederlandwerkportal@sbcm.nlOefenen.nl is a website with exercises in the categories work, language, job interviews and many more. Their site is only available in Dutch.
Het begint met Taalhttps://www.hetbegintmettaal.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@hetbegintmettaal.nlHet Begint met Taal is the national network of language coach organizations. Via Het Begint met Taal you can, for example, find someone to practice your Dutch with (a language coach). There are 160 language coach organizations affiliated with Het Begint met Taal.
TVCNhttps://www.tvcn.nl/Heel Nederlandsales@tvcn.nlTVCN is the national translation center. They offer interpreters over the phone, on location or by video.
Tel Mee met Taalhttps://www.telmeemettaal.nl
www.telmeemettaal.nl
Heel Nederlandinfo@telmeemettaal.nlTel mee met Taal has the goal to fight low literacy in the Netherlands. On their site you can find different study materials and tips. 
UAFhttps://www.uaf.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@uaf.nlThe Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF) supports and counsels highly skilled refugees in the Netherlands. They help them with their study and finding suitable employment.
Right2Educationhttp://right2.education/Amsterdaminfo@right2.education The Right2Education foundation is an initiative from Amsterdam University College students and offers free Dutch and English language courses to refugees.
Refugee Incluusion Utrecht University
https://www.uu.nl/en/education/incluusion/Utrechtincluusion@uu.nl
Utrecht University’s Incluusion is aimed at those students with refugee backgrounds who are currently 'on hold' in emergency shelters, refugee centers or in their new houses. It offers newcomers the opportunity to participate for free in all kinds of courses offered by Utrecht University.
WERK-portal.nl https://werk-portal.nl/#/programmasHeel Nederlandhttps://werk-portal.nl/#/vraag-en-antwoordThe WERK-portal.nl is a website with free e-learning programs for people without basic qualifications. By means of this website they can increase their chance of finding work. There are two programs (in Dutch: Solliciteren en Aan de slag blijven). Both of these programs have been translated into English and Arabic. Another program for NT2 at the WERK-portal.nl (in Dutch: Taal en Werk) allows participants to practice their Dutch language skills in a work environment.
Arq Academyhttps://academy.arq.org/Heel Nederland
info@academy.arq.org
Arq Academy is the training institute for the Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group. Various organizations can be distinguished within Arq that offer Top Referent care, such as Stichting Centrum '45 and Equator, and conduct scientific research in the field of Prevention and Treatment of psychotrauma and (complex) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Arq Academy brings together knowledge from care and scientific research on psychotrauma and shares it: both with GGZ colleagues (in training) and with other professionals and volunteers who want to know more about working with specific target groups (refugees, asylum seekers, families and children, police, veterans, etc.) and psychotrauma.
Edu4You https://edu4u.nl/Amsterdaminfo@edu4u.nlEdu4u is committed to making refugee students part of Dutch society.
Chatterboxhttps://www.chatterbox.io/Heel Nederlandname@yourcompany.comChatterbox offers online language learning for professionals and organisations, powered by refugee talent.
CompanyWebsiteDescription
Kennisplatform Integratie en Samenleving. https://www.kis.nlPlatform Integration & Society offers research, consultation, practical advice and tools in the field of integration, migration and diversity in the Netherlands
Stichting Centrum 45https://www.centrum45.nlStichting Centrum '45 is the national center for specialized diagnoses and treatment for people with complex mental problems
Pharoshttps://www.pharos.nlPharos is the Dutch Centre of Expertise on Health Disparities and specifically helps vulnerable groups in society
Movisiehttps://www.movisie.nlMovisie supports and advices municipalities and societal organizations on societal issues
UAFhttps://www.uaf.nlThe Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF) supports and counsels highly skilled refugees in the Netherlands. We help them with their study and finding suitable employment.
Labyrinthhttps://www.labyrinthonderzoek.nlLabyrinth is a full-service research and consulting agency. The organization has a broad experience in different fields of research: neighborhood economy, Housing, Social cohesion, Diversity, Care and welfare and Retail
RadarAdvieshttps://www.radaradvies.nlRadar Advies is a research and consulting agency for the public and social domain. They are experienced in doing research and advisory on youth, labor market participation, radicalization and society.
SCPhttps://www.scp.nlThe Netherlands Institute for Social Research ¦ SCP is a government agency which conducts research into the social aspects of all areas of government policy. The main fields studied are health, welfare, social security, the labour market and education, with a particular focus on the interfaces between these fields.
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Migranten naar de arbeidsmarkthttps://www.instituutgak.nl/onderzoek/onderzoeken/migranten-naar-de-arbeidsmarktDr. Mr. Tesseltje de Lange from the University of Amsterdam currently does research on the participation of migrants in the Dutch labormarket.
Significant
https://www.significant.nlThey are curious professionals who work on public innovation. thier focus is on organizations in the public domain. their clients are the classical authorities such as the national government, provinces and municipalities, but also organizations that are active in the public domain or carry out public tasks such as educational institutions, health insurers, healthcare providers, social service providers, independent administrative bodies (ZBOs) and government agencies.
Regioplanhttps://www.regioplan.nl/kernwoorden/vluchtelingen/ Regioplan Policy Research is a policy research firm, specialized in socio-economic policy-oriented research. They follow an interdisciplinary approach, which covers the following fields of expertise: migration and integration, employment and the labour market, crime and safety, education and youth, economic policy and business, social policy, health care, good governance and regional development and urban policy.
Utrecht University’s Center for Entrepreneurshiphttps://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/centre-for-entrepreneurshipThe Centre for Entrepreneurship connects all activities on entrepreneurship education and research at Utrecht University. They believe in supporting ‘entrepreneurship to make a difference’, where the university becomes an empowering environment that supports students and staff to creatively pursue new opportunities, possibilities and innovations. As a centre of expertise, they encourage the development of relevant courses, programmes and co-curricular activities and provide information and inspiration. Furthermore, they also collaborate with Plan Einstein.
Spectrumhttps://www.spectrumelan.nl/
Spectrum is a research and consultancy firm for societal issues. They regularly see that residents, organizations and the local government operate from their own perceptions. And that they have difficulties with understanding each other properly. Spectrum helps to bring these worlds together and to bridge differences.
Arq Psychotrauma Expert Groephttps://www.arq.org/
Arq Psychotrauma Expert Groep consists of partner organizations that are specialized in the aftermath and consequences of traumatic events. Each partner organisation has his own expertise and experience.
Together the partners in Arq join forces in specific areas such as scientific research and education, specialized trauma treatment and diagnostics, prevention and support. All for the benefit of individuals, other organizations and society.
CompanyWebsiteLocationContactDescription
Start-Thttp://www.star-t.nl/Enschedejaap@wearemindt.nlStartup-T supports people with a migration background in realising their ambition of starting a business
Refugee Talent Hubhttps://www.refugeetalenthub.com/nl/werknemers/content/Amsterdaminfo@refugeetalenthub.comThe Refugee Talent Hub is a young organization that supports Refugee Talent in the way to work. They work with partner organizations on vacancies and work experience programs for Refugee Talents and offer various Meet & Greet activities to learn new skills and get to know companies. 
Enterstarthttps://enterstart.nl/Den HaagINFO@ENTERSTART.NLEnterstart gives newcomers information about Dutch laws and regulations, links them to a business mentor, supports with financing applications. They can provide entrepreneurs help with tax, administrative and accounting issues.
Forward Incubatorshttp://www.refugeesforward.orgAmsterdaminfo@refugeesforward.orgRefugees Forward organizes incubations programs for newcomers in Amsterdam and Roterdam and helps them with setting up their own business in the Netherlands
DELITELABShttp://delitelabs.com/Amsterdammailto:magic@delitelabs.comDELITELABS decided to take up the challenge to build the first inclusive start-up school in The Netherlands. It offers everyone to experience and learn about entrepreneurship. It is their mission to make top notch start-up methods and tools available to everyone.
Refugees@businessapphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/refugees-business/id1437779476?mt=8Heel Nederlandimmigrationguidancefoundation@gmail.comThe App Refugees@Business is an easy and open guide to start your own business in Europe for refugees with a (prospect) status. It enables refugees to understand the sometimes difficult way to economic independence due to all rules and regulations. This App is meant for a large group of new Europeans who are (temporarily) settled in Europe and have a status or have a prospect to get a status for undetermined time. The App is meant for people who want to be independent and selfreliant: people who want to explore the possibility to start as an entrepreneur in Europe. You can use this app as input for your conversation with municipalities, social organizations, consultants / advisers and lenders as well. This Apps helps refugees to navigate through all rules and regulations in order to successfully start your own business.
White Horse Investmenthttp://www.whitehorseinvestment.nl/Amsterdaminfo@whitehorseinvestment.nlWhite Horse Investment helps newcomers participate and integrate in Dutch society by creating their own business.
Het huis van Bartelshttp://www.hethuisvanbartels.nl/Amersfoortinfo@hethuisvanbartels.nlHet Huis van Bartels [The House of Bartels] is a neighborhood initiative that aims to help newcomers in Amersfoort with social, sustainability and cultural issues
Stichting Tolerance ZeistZeisttolerancevluchtelingen@gmail.comStichting Tolérance Vluchtelingen Zeist organizes activities for adults and children with a refugee background. This foundation helps refugees morally and materially by providing training assistance to secure their future
Gastgezin voor een Vluchtelinghttps://www.gastgezinvoorvluchteling.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@gastgezinvoorvluchteling.nlGastgezin voor een Vluchteling [host family for a refugee] aims to create meaningful relations between Dutch people and refugees.
 Welcome to the neighbourhoodhttp://welkom.wikidot.com/Nijmegenhttp://welkom.wikidot.com/main:contactWelcome to the Neighbourhood is an initiative that aims to increase the contact between the neighborhood and Eritrean newcomers who are living at the Griftdijk
Stichting Nieuwe Alphenarenhttp://www.nieuwealphenaren.nl/Alphen aan de Rijncontact@nieuwealphenaren.nlStichting Nieuwe Alphenaren [foundation new people from Alphen a/d Rijn] is foundation that aims to connect newcomers to volunteers in Alphen aan de Rijn.
Welkomplein Den Boschwww.welkomplein.nl/Den Boschwelkom@welkomplein.nlWelkomplein Den Bosch [welcoming square Den Bosch] aims to connect newcomers and other citizens in the municipality of Den Bosch
Al Mukaram Stichting Somalische Cultuur, Rotterdamhttp://www.almukaram.nl/Rotterdaminfo@almukaram.nlAl Mukaram is a foundation and mosque that weekly organizes activities for everyone. In addition to the five daily prayers, including the Friday prayer that is visited, there are various lessons in Dutch, Somali and Arabic.
Stichting Sabielhttps://www.sabiel.org/Edest.sabiel@gmail.comStichting Sabiel is a foundation that connects neighbours and refugees. The foundation aims to improve the lifestandard and social cohesion in Ede.
Stichting Ik Wilhttp://www.stichtingikwil.nl/Eindhoveninfo@stichtingikwil.nlStichting ik wil, [foundation I want] aims to create a society where everyone is welcome and accepted
Samen Oplopenhttps://www.samen-oplopen.nl/Zeistinfo @ samen-oplopen.nlSamen Oplopen [walking together] connects newcomers with a residence permit to a buddy or buddy family in order to help them with their integration
Beyond BordersAmsterdaminfo@beyondborders.nuBeyond borders is an organization for asylum seekers who are beneath the age of 18 and arrived in the Netherlands on their own
Blauwe Huishttp://www.blauwehuis.org/blauwehuisv2/AmsterdamThe Blauwe Huis [blue house] organizes activities for refugees in Amsterdam
Gezellig Nijmegenhttp://gezellignijmegen.nl/en/Nijmegengezellignijmegen@gmail.comGezellig Nijmegen is an organization that organizes social activities for refugees in Nijmegen
Stichting Tolérance ZeistZeisttolerancevluchtelingen@gmail.comStichting Tolérance Zeist organizes activities and training for refugees in Zeist
Stichting Yasminhttps://stichtingyasmin.nl/Den haaginfo@stichtingyasmin.nlYasmin is a foundation for (refugee) women in the Hague
Stichting Feminahttps://www.stichtingfemina.nl/Groningeninfo@stichtingfemina.nlFemina is a foundation for refugee women in Groningen
Stichting Mexeana (Eritrea)http://www.mexaena.nl/Utrechtinfo@mexaena.nlAt the foundation Mexaena are Eritrean newcomers working with Dutch coaches and Eritrean people that are living in the Netherlands for a longer time
Open embassyhttp://www.openembassy.nl/#page-topHeel Nederlandinfo@openembassy.nlOpenEmbassy is an online helpdesk which helps you to get started with everyday questions about life in the Netherlands
Delftse Buurhttps://www.delftsebuur.nlDelftinfo@delftsebuur.nlAt Delftse buur [Delft neighbour] neighbours help newcomers with civic integration in the Netherlands. They have a buddy system in order to help newcomers.
Boosthttps://www.boostamsterdam.nlAmsterdaminfo@boostamsterdam.nlBoost facilitates a meeting space for people from Amsterdam for temporary work and facilitates a variety of activities such as language and conversation classes, sports, workshops on Dutch society and culture, music, drama, dialogue and lecture sessions and cook and food gatherings.
 Gastvrij Oosthttp://gastvrijoost.amsterdam/Amsterdamgastvrijoost@gmail.comGastvrij Oost is an active network of engaged citizens, neigbhours and entrepreneurs to support newcomers with housing and civic integration in the Netherlands
Het Jongerenhuishttps://www.jongerenhuiseindhoven.nl/Eindhoveninfo@jongerenhuiseindhoven.nlThe Youthhouse is a center for refugees in the age between 19 and 28 years old. Refugees can live here, follow language classes and are helped to find employment.
Basic Rightshttps://www.basicrights.nlUtrechthttps://www.basicrights.nl/nl/contact-us/Basic rights is an online portal voor refugees without a residence permit
Social Center of the Syrian Communityhttps://scscnl.wixsite.com/scscDen haagscsc.nl@email.comSocial Center of the Syrian Community (SCSC) is a foundation with informative programs and cultural projects for Syrians. The foundation aims to help the Syrian community with integrating in Dutch society.
ASKV Steunpunt vluchtelingenhttps://www.askv.nl/Amsterdaminfo@askv.nlASKV Refugee Support is an Amsterdam-based organization that provides legal assistance and social support to rejected refugees in the Netherlands
Yalla Foundationhttp://www.yallafoundation.nl/Nijmegeninfo@yallafoundation.nlYalla Foundation organizes activities for newcomers and aims to contribute to building an inclusive society
Stichting SYVNLhttp://www.syvnl.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@syvnl.nlSYVNL is a network for Syrian refugees in the Netherlands which organizes several social activities
Take Care BNBhttps://www.takecarebnb.orgHeel Nederlandinfo@takecarebnb.comTakecarebnb connects newcomers to host families, so that they have a (temporary) place to stay in the Netherlands
Warm Welkom Noordhttps://www.facebook.com/Warmwelkomnoord/Amsterdamwarmwelkomnoord@gmail.comThe Foundation Warm Welkom Noord (translation: Warm Welcome North) support new permit holders living in Amsterdam North. They are supported by neighbours.
Justice and Peacehttps://www.justiceandpeace.nl/Den Haaginfo@justiceandpeace.nlJustice and Peace is een non-profit organisatie in Den Haag, die gewijd is aan het verdedigen en aanmoedigen van respect voor mensenrechten en sociale gerechtigheid, wereldwijd en in Nederland.
Humanity Cab Den Haaghttp://www.humanitycab.nl/
Den Haaginfo@arq.orgHumanity Cab is a social enterprise and bicycle taxi service where a lot Eritrean people work
Stichting Bevordering Maatschappelijke Participatie | BMPhttps://www.stichtingbmp.nl/cms/
Amsterdam-The Foundation BMP is a national, project-orientated organisation, whose goal is to objectively promote ways in which people can participate in social and cultural trends. BMP therefore focuses on exploring new themes and formulating new methods of approach. It is committed to facilitating the active involvement of individuals, groups and organisations in social and cultural trends that affect them. BMP’s projects place great emphasis on opportunities for self-development , self-realisation and co-creation for groups and individuals.
Stichting de Vrolijkheidhttps://vrolijkheid.nl/
Amsterdaminfo@vrolijkheid.nlThe National Foundation for the Promotion of Happiness (abbreviated “Happiness”) is a multicultural, not-for-profit network of artists, play writers, actors, musicians and volunteers who invest in children and teenagers in asylum-seekers centers. Happiness organizes creative activities on a regular basis in 30 asylum-seekers centers in the Netherlands.
Gezellighttp://gezellignijmegen.nl/
Nijmegengezellignijmegen@gmail.com
Gezellig Nijmegen is a community center where Dutch and newcomers are meeting and doing activities
IN MY BACKYARDhttps://www.inmybackyard.nl/
Amsterdaminfo@inmybackyard.nl
IN MY BACKYARD consists of communities where new and ‘old’ Amsterdammers who live in the same neighbourhood meet. Both groups play an active role in getting to know each other.
New Women connectorshttps://https://newwomenconnectors.com/
AmsterdamNew Women connectors is a team of immigrant, migrant and refugee women with a shared vision to improve inclusion and social justice.
Regenboog LHBT Buddy's
https://www.deregenboog.org/
Amsterdaminfo@deregenboog.org
De Regenboog Groep is a Amsterdam nonprofit organization that fights for inclusion an strengthening of selfesteem. Specially dedicated to homeless, people with mental health problems, debts or addictions. De Regenboog Groep has three initiatives that might be interesting:
https://www.deregenboog.org/hometown

Meant for anyone who want a buddy, learn to know Amsterdam or get some work experience


https://www.deregenboog.org/maatje-na-mensenhandel

Buddy’s for refugees and for victims of human trafficking

https://www.deregenboog.org/lhbt-buddys

For LHBT- refugees that want to start a new life in Amsterdam
Stichting Lemathttp://www.stichtinglemat.com/
Amsterdaminfo@stichtinglemat.comFoundation Lemat organizes activities for Eritrean newcomers in order to connect them to the Dutch society.
Welcome Apphttps://www.welcomeapp.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@welcomeapp.nlThe Welcome App enables newcomers to easily connect to people with different backgrounds.
Stichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdamhttps://www.sntr.nl/Rotterdaminfo@sntr.nlStichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdam (SNTR) aims to give 200 Syrian families a new home in Rotterdam. Empowering these families and helping them participate in Dutch society as soon as possible is the main goal.
SNTR offers an integral program combining rented accommodation with an intensive language course, getting to know the neighborhood, city, and helping them find suitable (voluntary) work or education. The entire program is researched by the Erasmus University.
Stichting Sedrabethttps://sedrabet.yolasite.com/AmsterdamStichtingsedrabet@gmail.comStichting Sedrabet organizes activities for Eritrean newcomers in Amsterdam.
Zaanstad voor Vluchtelingen/ de Sluishttp://zaanstadvoorvluchtelingen.nl/Zaanstadinfo@zaanstadvoorvluchtelingen.nl Zaanstad voor Vluchtelingen which is located at 'de Sluis' offers all kind of activities for newcomers and neighbors in the municipality of Zaanstad
Boost Arnhemhttps://www.boostarnhem.nl/nlArnheminfo@BoostArnhem.nl Boost Arnhem facilitates a meeting space for people from Arnhem for temporary work and facilitates a variety of activities such as language and conversation classes, sports, workshops on Dutch society and culture, music, drama, dialogue and lecture sessions and cook and food gatherings.
Plan Einsteinhttps://plan-einstein.nl/Utrechtinfo@plan-einstein.nlPlan Einstein is a promising and innovative approach adopted by the municipality of Utrecht. The Plan Einstein program aims to promote the reception and integration of newcomers. In the Utrecht district of Overvecht, newcomers live together with students. Residents of Plan Einstein and people from the neighborhood can attend English lessons or courses on entrepreneurship, participate in a practical program on entrepreneurship, get help in finding (voluntary) work, or gain access to higher education. Plan Einstein is closed since November 2018.
Buddy to Buddyhttps://buddytobuddy.nl/
Heel Nederlandinfo@buddytobuddy.nlThe Buddy to Buddy Foundation links former residents of the Netherlands to refugees. Buddy to Buddy assumes equality and organizes accessible contact from person to person. One person can be the link to our society and can therefore be very valuable in the quest for a new existence.
 Stichting Vluchtelingen Ambassadeurshttps://www.vluchtelingenambassadeurs.nl/Heel Nederlandinfo@vluchtelingenambassadeurs.nlStichting Vluchtelingen Ambassadeurs [Foundation for Refugee Ambassadors] organizes guestlectures and workshops given by (former) refugees
Werkwijzer Vluchtelingenhttps://www.werkwijzervluchtelingen.nlHeel Nederlandwerkwijzervluchtelingen@ser.nlThe 'Employment Pointer for Refugees' gives information on employment, education and integration-projects for newcomers in the Netherlands. It is an initiative of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands.
Refugee Companyhttps://www.refugeecompany.com/Amsterdaminfo@refugeecompany.comRefugee Company connects refugees in the Netherlands to Dutch companies and supports them setting up their own business
Newbeeshttps://www.new-bees.org/Amsterdam, Zaanstad en Amersfoortinfo@new-bees.orgNewbees aims to help newcomers participate in Dutch communities by means of voluntary work as soon as they arrive, so they can build a local network and CV
Hackyourfuturehttp://www.hackyourfuture.net/Amsterdaminfo@hackyourfuture.netHackYourFuture is a code school teaching computer programming to newcomers. Their aim is to empower their students through coding and get them to work as software developers. They have created a 6-month program in which their students learn the fundamentals of web-development.
RefuGeniushttps://www.facebook.com/RefuGenius-732757510240551/?fref=gs&hc_location=groupAmsterdamrefugenius@enactusvu.nlRefuGenius is a Amsterdam-based social startup that aims at bridging the gap between highly skilled and educated refugees and the Dutch labor market
New Dutch Connectionshttps://www.newdutchconnections.nl/Utrecht en Rotterdaminfo@newdutchconnections.nlNewdutchconnections has a ToekomstAcademie [future academy] where youngsters with a refugee background are helped with formulating a carreerplan
Syrious Work (Timmerbedrijf)AmsterdamSyriouswork@gmail.comSyrious Work offers newcomers work in their carpentry business and learns them about Dutch machines, rules & legislation and machines
Pop Up Your Talenthttps://www.popupyourtalent.nl/ZwollePop up Rour talent offers newcomers a program that helps newcomers to find their talent. They will get a buddy who will help them with questions on education and employment in the Netherlands.
Duizend1http://duizend1.nl/en/home//Bloemendaal the Netherlands
mark@duizend1.nlIt offers refugees and employers professional support and guidance in order to create successful matches. It has an extensive network of refugees and an in-depth knowledge of their talents and motivations and it introduces them to business owners in the region.
Restart Networkhttps://restart.network/
Rotterdamfred@restart.networkRestart Network is a non-profit organization on a mission to accelerate diversity and inclusion in the European tech industry through a model we call the Crowdsourced School: connecting a community to build people together. We transform the lives of students from refugee, low-income, and minority in tech backgrounds, like women, who embark on an intense one-year journey into web development and personal growth to start a career in the tech industry and have a positive impact in Europe.
Refugee Startforcehttps://www.refugeestartforce.eu/Heel Nederlandinfo@refugeestartforce.euRefugee Start Force is the largest network and Raykroeltment platform in the Netherlands for newcomers, organizations and companies. Via the network groups and pages of RSF on Facebook and LinkedIn you can find interesting events, training courses, internships and paid jobs. RSF Recruitment Supports organizations and companies that want to give newcomers a chance within their organization or company.
PitZtophttp://pitztop.eu//Den Haagemmylou.aben@pitZtop.euPitZtop is the name of an innovative, economically sustainable hospitality community concept that makes an essential contribution to building an independent life for newcomers in local society. This is based on the vision that new citizens find their place better and faster in Dutch society, if they have access to joint meeting places with local residents.