Stronger within, stronger to the outside world

Objectives of the project:             

Increase resilience

Empower the participants

Raising awareness of prejudice

Acquiring skills in order to cope with prejudice and discrimination

Focus on building or expanding a social network and encourage each other and support private networking.

- Understanding inner qualities and how they could be transfered to approach companies for an internship / work    

Year(s): 2015

Target group(s): Young people with different ethnic backgrounds living in Rotterdam, aged 16 – 25 years.



5 meetings are orgnised in cooperation with schools and communitiy centres.

During the training the focus is laid on changing the attitude and behavour of the participants and making them discover and work on their capabilities and talents. A very important issue within Dutch work environment is assertiveness. The participants are taught how to becone more assertive and stand up for themselves. They klearn to show their own limits and respect the limits of the others. They practice how to make new contacts and build a wide network.

Type of product

course / training

Brief description of the product / outcome / method


On short terms, participants are able to cope with adversity and have insight in their own responsibility regarding behaviour and coping with situations of discrimination        

On the middle-long term they increase their network to create opportunities on the labor market. Increase of employment and internships

On the long-term less discrimination and youth unemployment are achieved. 

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

The main impact is increasing self confidence and motivation to find a (volunteer) job. By widening the network participants have more opportunites for social and labour market inclusion.

The transfer opportunities are mainly in using the methods of the training for training women to become stronger, more confident and financially independent. 

Promoter of the initiative

Name of organization / individual: Dona Daria

Country: Netherlands



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