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Internship vacancy at the Refugee Academy

The Refugee Academy of VU AmstRefugee Academy - Call for internserdam is looking for a part-time intern for the academic year 2017/2018. The internship at the Refugee Academy provides an opportunity to get insight into current developments in research on refugee-issues, get acquainted with scholarly and societal networks in the field, and to organize and actively participate in events aimed at the enhancement of durable coalitions between research and practice on the issue.

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Maria Rast genomineerd voor de StudenTalentprijs!

Tijdens de opening van het academisch jaar afgelopeMariaRastn maandag 4 september werd de StudenTalentprijs 2017 van de VU uitgereikt. Masterstudent Sociologie Maria Rast, die in juli de StudenTalentprijs van de Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen in ontvangst nam, was één van de 3 genomineerden voor deze prijs.

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Van small talk naar een waardevolle buurtgemeenschap

Light communities ontstaan doordat mensen samen gemeenschappelijke problemen willen oplossen. Sociologen Halleh Ghorashi, Baukje Reitsma en Zsuzsa Kovacs onderzochten de betekenis van de Amsterdamse community Meevaart. De zeer diverse bewoners blijken via small talk betekenisvolle contacten aan te gaan die hun horizon verruimen.

Lees meer op http://www.socialevraagstukken.nl/van-small-talk-naar-een-waardevolle-buurtgemeenschap/

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ERC Advanced Grant voor VU-socioloog Maurice Crul voor onderzoek ‘BAM’

Maurice Crul, hoogleraar Onderwijs en Diversiteit, houder van de ECHO-leerstoel, ontving deze week de prestigieuze European Research Council Advanced Grant.

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21 March 2017, 1-2 pm HG 6A-32 Fleur Thomese

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Fleur Thomese works with the Ben Sajetcentrum (www.bensajetcentrum.nl), an academic study center (“academische werkplaats”) on long term care in AmsterdaFleur-Thomese_web2m.
She is involved in a project in the North of Amsterdam on improving the health care for frail older people. This area of Amsterdam has relatively many residents with lower incomes and poor health. The project aims at decreasing the number of emergency hospital admissions for older people. Emergency hospital admissions in this group often are in large part the outcome of non-medical processes, such as a lack of support and knowledge with the person involved, and  insufficiencies in the organization of extramural care. Such admissions are detrimental to the health of older people and they are very costly.
Starting from a large coalition of health and welfare providers, an insurance company and the municipality of Amsterdam, the so-called Krijtmolenalliantie, a process of co-creation has been started to develop better linkages between the hospital (BovenIJ-ziekenhuis) and primary and long-term care. Participation of older people themselves in this process is sought after.
I am presently doing explorative work in this project with an interest in two issues:
(1) More “traditional” methods of participation, such as client councils or formal community participation (inspraak) often do not achieve the participation and influence that is desired by either the organizations or those being represented. This may have to do with low representativity in these formal bodies, and with new kinds over decision making, such as the current co-creation process. What new methods develop that  involve target groups in the development of local care and welfare, and what comes out of these? How can efficacy be achieved?
(2) Specific to care and welfare is that the target groups on average may be socially and physically more vulnerable than the average population, and they may be less able to speak up. Yet the interest in hearing directly from them, instead of representatives that may not be that representative, is growing. What methods can be used to give voice to such “vulnerable” populations? Various types of advocacy and co-research are being developed, where the “stronger” members of a group are trained to act as researchers and ambassadors, rather than representatives.
I work together with Ludo Glimmerveen, who is finishing his PhD at ORG, focusing on civil participation in care, and the national Patiëntenfederatie (v/h NPCF). We are preparing a proposal on a larger, comparative project. To make the network complete, this project  also features in the care program of the Talma Institute.

 

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Seminar ‘Racial Exclusion in and at the Borders of Europe’ 23 March 2017, 12.30-6pm Agora 1 (3rd floor of the Main Building) at VU University.

With the intensifying debates in Europe on refugees, migration and populism, it seems the right time to ask ourselves what happens when we analyze these issues in terms of race. During the seminar, we aim to investigate the idea that racism is a much more powerful and omnipresent form of exclusion in Europe than is generally assumed. The MDC invites Gloria Wekker as a keynote speaker, Philomena Essed and many more speakers (among which several VU researchers and professors) to reflect on these issues. For more information, please visit our website.

Registration (for free) is possible until 16 March via this link.image002

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Presentaties symposium ‘De toekomst van de informele zorg’

Op 26 januari 2017 vond het symposium ‘De toekomst van de informele zorg’ plaats op de Vrije Universiteit, georganiseerd door het Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau en het Institute for Societal Resilience van de VU. Hieronder zijn de presentaties van de sprekers te vinden.

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