“Building business for a brighter future”
Re-Starter is a platform and community where locals and refugees meet.
Re-Starter connects locals with refugees based on shared skills and professional backgrounds .
We act as facilitators, building refugees social and professional networks
with projects and events that help them integrate into their host society.
Re-Starter empowers refugees to make a new start through building networks, education and employment opportunities.
Why? To enable refugees to become rebuilders of their own lives and the communities where they are living.
The aim of the foundation is to work with newcomers, in particular - but not exclusively - from the Middle East to promote social enterprise. To equip and empower them with values, education, experiences and skills.
Re-Starter links companies with refugees as potential workforce through regular BMUs in different cities in the Netherlands. Re-Starter focuses on businesses in the fields of Media/IT, Construction and Hospitality.
During these events, we link companies with refugees and match the needs of companies with the skills of refugees. At these meetings we also introduce Re-Starter Cross Cultural workshops and one -on-one coaching.
European governments are under pressure as they have a double challenge: to control migration flows while also recognizing their responsibility to help potential refugees.
The governments have to deal with the economic crisis while trying to create opportunities for the newcomers.
Despite these challenges, we believe there are good reasons for refugee integration to be a top priority.