Celebration Series: Palm Sunday

As part of our Celebration Series, we would like to share with you the celebration of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday On this day, 28th March 2021, Christians worldwide are observing Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is a moveable feast, meaning the date changes every year based on the liturgical calendar, but it always falls exactly one […]

Country Series: Iran

Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), formerly called Persia Country Information   Population: 85 million Area: 1, 648, 000 km²   Language: Although Persian (Farsi) is the predominant and official language of Iran, there are also a number of languages and dialects spoken from three different language families: Indo-European, Altaic, and Afro-Asiatic Ethnic Groups: Persians, Azeri, […]

In conversation with Frits Koppelaar, co-founder of Grenzeloos

By Francesca Celenta Grenzeloos is a restaurant and café situated in the heart of Maastricht. They offer an apprenticeship trajectory for refugees to allow them to integrate both socially and economically in Maastricht life. The Voice Project talked to Frits, the co-founder of this social enterprise to better understand how their business aims to promote […]

In conversation with Keire – the person who made RPM’s restructuring possible

By Francesca Celenta Last summer, Keire was involved in the research project that led to the restructuring of RPM. After she voiced some concerns about the structure and goals of RPM, Nathalie asked her to carry out a two-month research for RPM to address the gaps of the organisations and better meet the needs of […]

Asylum seekers’ trajectories: Official procedure in the Netherlands

By Merve Ozer, RPM Volunteer Project Voice This article aims at providing information about the asylum procedure in the Netherlands. Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights states that “No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” Furthermore, the Geneva Convention on Refugees states that “every […]