More women and ethnic minorites are entrepreneurs in the Netherlands
The proportion of female and ethnic entrepreneurs is growing slowly but steadily in the Netherlands. The proportion of female entrepreneurs increased in five years from 31.3 percent in 2007 to 32.2 percent in 2012. The proportion of ethnic entrepreneurs over the same period increased from 14.0 percent to 16.1 percent.
Netherlands, as a whole, is becoming more entrepreneurial and this trend is also reflected in the proportion of female and ethnic minority businesses; Panteia investigated and compiled an entrepreneurs ratio. The entrepreneurs ratio expresses the percentage of entrepreneurs in a group's workforce. Among women, this ratio increased in five years from 6.1 percent to 7.4 percent among ethnic minorities from 6.7 percent to 8.5 percent.
Source: Briskmagzine and Panteia
Labour MPs won't back immigration checks on Antilleans
A draft bill drawn up by the VVD to introduce income and criminal record checks on people from Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten who want to move to the Netherlands will not be supported by Labour MPs, the Volkskrant says on Thursday.
Labour MP Roelof van Laar told the Volkskrant his party cannot support the plan. ‘The draft bill goes further than the original aim – namely to prevent disadvantaged and criminal Antillean Dutch nationals moving to the Netherlands,’ he said. ‘This is out of proportion and we have fundamental objections to it.’
Staffing agency says no job for teenager 'if she wears a headscarf'
An 18-year-old girl who applied for a job at Roosendaal staffing agency All-In was shocked to be told she could not work there if she wore a headscarf. The girl, named by free newspaper Spits as Leila, had not worn a headscarf to the interview but had done so during a previous internship. All-In asked her about this and added 'we are a Dutch company and are allowed to make demands.'
Living in mixed communities 'makes people feel more British'
People from ethnic minorities are more likely to feel British if they live in mixed communities rather than being surrounded by neighbours of their own background. The most comprehensive study of community cohesion in the UK ever conducted has found clear evidence of the positive impact of integration.
Source: the Guardian
Plan to raise naturalisation rule to seven years residency under fire
The government’s plan to increase the residency requirement to become Dutch from five to seven years will not encourage integration, the Council of State said on Friday. The cabinet wants to increase the period to seven years saying it will inprove the chances of new Dutch nationals finding work. The Council, the government’s highest advisory body, points out that immigrants from non-EU countries have to pass integration exams within three years, Nos television says.
Source: NOS and DutchNews
Children stories competition
'Grandfather and Grandmother in the multicultural society'
In 2014, Inclusive Works, Kazdu and Clavis Publishers organise a second international children's competition. More information will follow on this website.