The Power of Connection – In conversation with Nathalie, the RPM Coordinator

By Francesca Celenta, RPM volunteer project Voice During the intercultural training Refugee Project Maastricht (RPM) offers, as an icebreaker, we were asked what gives us energy. The majority of people responded that what makes them happy is being surrounded by people. Sharing a meal or a conversation with a friend or family member is what […]

The Purpose Paradox

By Ashique Wassy Board Member (Treasurer) of MSA Nour   The complex mysteries of the world are unfolding drastically every next day as science and technology are making it possible to come up with flying cars and hoverboards, satellites and mobile phones, yet many are still struggling to stay happy and content. If we asked  […]


My name Saeed. I am from Iran. This month is RPM’s fifth anniversary. I would like to introduce you to the celebrations of another culture and would love to tell you about how we celebrate in Iran. Its name is Nowrooz and it starts at the beginning of spring. In fact, it is also the […]


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[This is an article by Nacht van de Vluchteling. To get to the original piece, click here]   16-06-2020 | 09:00 “Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us—except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale.” — […]

‘A highly individual journey’: Ramadan under lockdown

Praying and breaking the fast together are important elements of Ramadan. How do muslims experience Ramadan in times of lockdown? For the Belgian newswebsite MO*, writer and RPM volunteer Wim Peumans interviewed Onur, who migrated from Turkey to Belgium. For Onur the experience of Ramadan has become highly individualized, especially during the current  anti-virus measures. […]

‘Until further notice’: life under lockdown in a German asylum centre

Since the 2016 military coup attempt the number of applicants from Turkey in the EU have five-folded to a record high. But what is life like for these refugees, especially in the troubling times of the corona crisis? Writer and RPM volunteer Wim Peumans published an article on their experiences in the Belgian newswebsite MO*. […]



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April News

From all the events that happened during April, here is a small summary of some of the most important events. Let us know in the comment box or on social media if this summary was helpful or if we missed any news you think should appear here. *Last update 27th of April Refugees Coronavirus infections […]



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