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Children's Stories Competition

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Dutch civic integration exam: what expats need to know

'Do I need to pass this exam?', 'How does the exam work?', 'How should I prepare?', 'Where do I register for the exam, and where do I sit it?' are just some examples of questions many foreigners coming to the Netherlands have. For this reason, Susanne Mooij of Everaert Advocaten prepared this article.

The article touches on who needs to take the integration exam?, the application requirements for a permanent residence permit, the fees and fines if you fail (to take) the exam and the outcome of a recent integration case, as well as European case law.

Source: Susanne Mooij for IamExpat

The Netherlands justifies its racial discrimination policy at the UN

The Netherlands is on Tuesday justifying its racial discrimination policy at the United Nations. All member states which have signed the racial discrimination treaty must justify their policies once every four years. Among the issues being discussed are the annual celebration in December featuring Zwarte Piet, ethnic profiling by the police and discrimination in the workplace. The UN is studying reports by the Dutch government and two other reports by independent organisations. The UN committee will report its findings and propose improvements later this year.

Source: DutchNews

Can you learn Dutch all by yourself?

Is learning Dutch all by yourself a good idea? It’s convenient and since you don’t need to pay a teacher, it’s also cheap! All you need to do is to buy a book and listen to some CDs. But while being your own teacher would be great, experience shows that it is not that realistic.This article presents some important factors to consider when making this decision.

Source: Albert Both for IAMEXPAT

Do you already have knowledge of the Dutch language but need to attain a higher level in order to work in a Dutch-only environment? If yes, then follow our INHOW programme!


Human resources professionals would benefit from discrimination training

With the rise in discrimination research, the public is becoming more aware of how human resources (HR) professionals might discriminate when handling their applications for a vacancy. A recent case was that of Yassine M. who after being rejected, sent his CV again with a more Dutch-native name and one year of work experience less. He was soon contacted by a HR professional asking him to come for an interview. In this piece, the author provides four possible and different explanations for the HR professional's behaviour. Most of these the result of indirect discrimination.

Source: Laura Coello Eertink for Sociale Vraagstukken

The winners of the 2015 international children's stories competition

In november 2014 we announced the two winners of our 2014 international children's stories competition.


The winner of the 1-3 years category is Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, the Netherlands. 


The winner of the category 4-6 years is Anne Sawan, from the United States of America.


Each winner has written a short background piece about themselves. You can read their pieces here.

Winners International Children's Stories Competition 2014

And the winning stories of the International Children's Stores Competition are: ''De grote vijf''  in the 1-3 age category by Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, The Netherlands and ''What can your Grandma do?'' in the 4-6 age category by  Anne Sawan from Medfield, USA!


Many congratulations to both of you! 

Writing workshops: a great opportunity for (potential) writers

On Friday 3 July 2015, we held two writing workshops for aspiring and experienced writers. During the first workshop Liselotte Schippers, author of Kroepoek and Saté, provided the participants with information about writing styles that attract children. She ended her workshop by reading her latest work full of words-combinations that make grown-ups and children smile. Laura Coello Eertink then discussed with the participants criteria that publishers use when selecting manuscripts. The participants were able to test their stories -and those of other participants- using the discussed criteria and, in this way, gain insights into the strong and weak spots of their stories. The next round of workshops will take place in 2016.



'Kroepoek and Saté' was unveiled

On 13 June 2015, the beautiful children's book 'Kroepoek and Saté was unveiled to the public. At children's book 'Benjamin' in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands the book was read to by Sesame Street presentor Gerda Havertong. The children (and the adults) enjoyed it enormously. At the end, Apeldoorn's Alderman for Culture told the public that, just like him, many of the children in the book were from abroad, or had parents that were from abroad. But that makes it even more interesting for children to interact, get to know each other and play games. 

The book can be purchased through our contact website

The first training 'Discrimination-free selection mechanisms' completed!

The first group of employees and managers of temporary employment agencies has completed the training 'Discrimination-free selection mechanisms'!

Inclusive Works offers this training, together with Art.1 MN, to managers and employees of in temporary employment agencies.

The training consists of three sessions. The first session strengthens the participant's knowledge of discrimination law and how to apply this in their daily work. In the second session, the (unconscious) selection mechanisms and processes that lead to indirect discrimination are discussed. In the third session realistic solutions are sought and existing solutions (good practices) are presented to transform discriminatory requests into neutral requests.


We thank the participants for their active and positive contribution during the training!

For more information or to request our training? Please contact us!