Newcomer children start in an introduction class. They learn the Dutch language in one year and progress to regular schools. IMC Weekend School offers a half day of weekend school education every week.
With great effort and motivation, we worked firmly over the last year to achieve our goals. We cooperated with 123 organizations, in short and multiannual partnerships. Our annual report is a testimony of our work.
Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats. Key stakeholders are challenged to adopt the rewilding philosophy and scale up in order to make changes that are beneficial for European nature.
The OnTheLine Project is aimed at addressing the issue of online harassment of journalists. IPI will develop a one-stop online resource platform. This will be directed at journalists, editors, and media managers.
Most underage victims of sexual exploitation in the Netherlands don’t report their experiences to the police, according to research of CKM. The campaign ‘Make it Visible’ wants to increase victims’ willingness to report sexual exploitation.
Most of the fish on the menu in restaurants is not sustainable. The Good Fish Foundations’ ‘Chefs for Good Fish’ program wants to change this. It raises awareness among hotel and catering businesses, chefs and suppliers.
Hostwriter, an online network platform for journalists, won the Impact Challenge Germany, a competition organized by Google Germany for civil society organizations that use technology to make the world a better place.
IFAW research highlights the vast quantity of live animals and their body parts available for sale online. It also details the challenges and opportunities faced in putting an end to wildlife cybercrime.
Preventing sexual exploitation of children and young people requires a comprehensive and ambitious program, aimed at achieving systematic change. The Coalition against child sexual exploitation operates such a program.
On 3 May, Reporters without Borders launched the Press Freedom Index 2018. The worldwide trend, in Europe too, is one of growing hostility to journalists and media, often openly encouraged by political leaders.
Two of the world’s largest oil companies are on trial: Shell and the Italian oil and gas company Eni. The report by Global Witness and Finance Uncovered initiated the investigations of bribery and corruption.
Poverty as a result of problematic debt is a serious social issue. The Van Schulden Naar Kansen (From Debt to Opportunities, VSNK) project aims to significantly reduce the number of households battling poverty and problematic debt.
About 7,000 underage children are staying at women’s shelters or social shelters. Dutch child welfare charity Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland, in coalition with others advocates for independent case files for children in shelters.
Investigative journalism increases insight into social issues. However, since existing revenue models and reporting are being fundamentally challenged by digitization, financing this labor-intensive type of reporting is becoming increasingly difficult.
The European Union faces a major challenge: agreeing on effective policies that take the interests of all Europeans into account. EPC plans to make opinions of citizens heard during the respective decision-making processes.
An increasing part of everyday life depends on digital data traffic. However, protection of personal data still lags behind. Digital Freedom Fund takes stock of opportunities to enforce better protection of digital rights through legal procedures.
Plastic is one of the biggest pollution threats our ecosystems faces. The Plastic Solutions Fund builds collaborations around the world to help solve the plastics crisis. It finances a worldwide movement to combat single-use plastics.
Many Dutch people go through a traumatic experience as a result of a crime, sexual abuse or a serious traffic accident. The Pieter van Vollenhoven Emergency Support Fund of the Fonds Slachtofferhulp provides immediate assistance.
Human Rights Watch advocates for the defense and protection of human rights worldwide. When it comes to refugees, Human Rights Watch works towards proper legal protection and fair asylum policies for legitimate war refugees.
For the Italian Fondazione Lang, Rogier van der Weerd spoke about Adessium’s points of view, our way of working, and our lessons learned. The aim of Fondazione Lang is to strengthen strategic philanthropy in Italy.
The Netherlands Debate Institute Foundation develops enjoyable debating activities that enable young people to develop the competencies necessary to function in a democracy. The topics for the debates are current social issues.
With effect from 1 October, Adessium Foundation’s board of directors is complete again. Earlier this year Rogier van der Weerd became Managing Director and we welcomed Saskia van den Dool as our Director of Programs.
Journalism plays a crucial role in informing citizens and dissecting social issues. Many societal abuses transcend national boundaries. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a worldwide network of collaborating investigative journalists.
Africa’s biodiversity and natural systems are under extreme threat. African Parks developed a successful public-private partnership conservation model to secure the future of protected areas comprising critical habitats for wildlife in Africa.
People in social shelters often find it difficult to stay active. The Life Goals Foundation gets vulnerable people into action through sport, like with the Dutch Street Cup, a street football competition between cities.
What are the difficulties faced by investigative reporters in pursuing stories that challenge powerful parties? And what are the boundaries of journalism’s role in social change? The views of Ian Urbina and Gerard Ryle.
Freedom of information is fundamental in any democracy, but nearly half of the world's population has no access to freely-reported news and information. How can we combat atrocities against civilians, tackle the tragedy of child soldiers, defend women's rights or defend our environment if journalists [...]
The Dutch part of the North Sea is a large part of the Netherlands, which has traditionally been an important carrier of our economy. This will continue to be the case in the future. At the same time, the North Sea is also our largest [...]
In the course of the past two years, Adessium Foundation has established a new initiative aimed at improving the marine and coastal environment in the Balearic Islands. This resulted in a new organization: the Marilles Foundation, with the aim of turning the Balearics into a [...]
Wildlife crimes are causing irreversible harm to biodiversity and to the very fabric of human society. It is a €20bn per year illegal business - the 4th largest illegal trade in the world. Only drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking are thought to bring in [...]
ECRE is a European network of 98 NGOs in 40 European countries established in 1974 to protect and advance the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons. Its membership ranges from leading international NGOs with global scope to small local organizations of dedicated activists. [...]
Medical care is not a privilege but a human right. And yet for millions of people worldwide no medical care is available if they become ill. In the Netherlands, access to health care for undocumented migrants is problematic. In practice it is difficult for them [...]
In West Africa fish stocks are shrinking due to problems such as overfishing and climate change. In the absence of effective, integrated management the region is dealing with significant levels of illegal fishing and an influx of uncontrolled fishing fleets from all over the world, [...]
Hostwriter is a global community for journalists. Members easily connect with colleagues for advice, co-authorship or accommodation. Since its launch in May 2014, almost 3,000 colleagues from more than 120 countries now use Hostwriter to collaborate on cross-border stories. Hostwriter's mission is to raise the [...]
The Salvation Army is the final safety net for people who have nowhere to go. With its team of professional staff, the Salvation Army helps more than 37,000 people with complex problems every year in the Netherlands. These people are no longer able to function [...]
Plastic is an amazing substance; it is lightweight and strong, and it can be used in an endless variety of ways. But plastic also has a dark side. Plastic litter often ends up in the environment, where it takes a very long time to degrade. [...]
The internet is changing our world. It has dramatically boosted our ability to communicate with each other - we can connect with everyone everywhere. However, companies and governments increasingly abuse technologies to restrict freedoms: from mass surveillance and violation of privacy rights to arbitrary censorship [...]