Initiated in 2016 by Adel AlBaghdadi, WE organization is a youth-led, impact-oriented non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open Dialogue as a fundamental base for Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding processes. We fulfil our purpose through our: Educational/Training and Consulting/Advisory work. Our ultimate goal is to serve as a catalyst in enabling society to understand that Inclusion of All is a Value for All.
At the heart of WE organization is the basic idea that one must engage with “The Other”. To date, we have designed and implemented several projects & programs aiming at fusing the Dutch local communities around the concept of ‘Understanding Through Interaction’; addressing the rise of Xenophobia & Populism through the Power of Conversation.
WE organization has been part in more than 6 Human Library editions across the Netherlands.
VYRE – Voices of Young Refugees in Europe – is a European network organisation created by, with and for young refugees. Its role is indispensable as many young people with refugee background in Europe face discrimination and very often exclusion when it comes to possibilities for participation in the society.
A strong network, in which members can share experiences and raise common concerns, acquire new skills and strengthen their capacities, can contribute to Europe with greater knowledge of the reasons for being a refugee and with greater capacity for building social cohesion with intercultural learning as a base.
Since its creation in 2008, VYRE has been focusing on the social inclusion of young refugees and on ensuring that they are given a voice to participate actively in society. Since the beginning of 2013, VYRE is registered as a legal international network, with over 200 members all over Europe and beyond. The organization brings together young refugees, professionals/volunteers and organizations working with them.
VYRE is a member of the Advisory Council on Youth – a statuary body of the Council of Europe on youth policies – where it raises the issues of young refugees, their social inclusion and participation, as well as the transition of unaccompanied minors into adulthood.
VYRE has extensive experience in living library with a number of its members taking part in such activity in the past.
WeOrganisation and ArteWeda are both members of VYRE.