Renée Frissen: “Use newcomers’ knowledge and experience to improve the system”

Our founder, Renée Frissen, gave a keynote speech at the Divosa conference (September 2019) in Hilversum. It was truly special and memorable to be able to share our insights and ideas on integration and inburgering with such a large audience! You can find an article on her speech, as well as notes of her conversation with Ruben Maes here(Dutch). One of our Community Managers, Tamer Allaoush, also told his story during one of the soapbox sessions.


“The new integration system must become a learning system’, said the minister. But to be honest, we are not good at that. We are good at [implementation], opening reception centers, organising help, but learning from what we’ve already done? That’s difficult.”

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