Directors of Hitachi and Komori: new members of our jury panel
We are delighted to announce two new jury members for our Japan & the Netherlands photo competition. These are (in alphabetical order):
- Mr Akihiro Komori, Director of Komori International Europe BV
- Mr Makoto Yamazawa, Director of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV
Thank you both in advance!
Deadline photo competition 'Japan & the Netherlands'
30 September 2016
The deadline of our competition "Japan & the Netherlands: A photography competition that display Japanese influences in the Dutch public and private space and vice versa is approaching. We have received about 90 photos displaying Japanese influences in the Netherlands and more than 25 displaying Dutch influences in Japan. We are delighted with the different photos we have received until now and hope we see many more submission during the coming weeks.
If you would like to see the wide array of photos and influences yourself? Go to our
Our Write & Unite 2016 celebrated the International Decade for People of African Descent
Around 200 million people, living in the Americas, identify themselves as being of African descent. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. The promotion and protection of human rights of people of African descent has been a primary concern for the United Nations. For this reason, the General Assembly of the United Nations, declared that the Decade for People of African Descent (resolution 68/237) be observed from 2015 to 2024. This decade provides a solid framework for the United Nations, member states, civil society and all other relevant factors to join together with people of African descent and take effective measures for the implementation of the programme of activities in the spirit of recognition, justice and development.
The theme of Write & Unite 2016, was conceived with the Decade for People of African Descent in mind. We invite legal residents of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (including the Caribbean areas) to submit a story that shows, in a fun, playful or inspiring way that everyone; black, white, yellow, ginger or brown is equal and has the same intrinsic human value.
More information can be found here..
Smile; it's that easy to change the world!
On the 23 June 2016, on the celebration of our fifth-anniversary we presented our campaign "Smile; it's that easy to change the world!".
This film invites you to smile to one another! Share our film and / or find out how you can become involved in our work in a variety of ways!