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The Seminar on Refugees and Asylum Seekers Situation in Europe

Nowadays we hear a lot about refugee crisis in Europe. But is there really a crisis or it is a myth created by the media? We invite you to join the seminar on refugees and asylum seekers situation in Europe and find out yourself what is the situation today!

We invite you to join the seminar where you will learn about the real situation with refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. You will understand what is the procedure of applying for the refugee status in Europe and why some people can easily receive it when some others wait for years in refugee camps and then being sent home. You will meet refugees who will share their stories on how they left their countries and came to the Netherlands. The seminar will help you to understand better the situation on refugees and asylum seekers.

The seminar is designed for people who work or planning to work with refugees and asylum seekers as well as for broader audience who would like to learn more about the topic. The seminar will allow you to understand the procedure of receiving refugee status in Europe. You will learn who is eligible for the refugee status and who is not. You will understand how the system of granting the refugee status works in Europe.

During the seminar you will learn about the procedure of applying for a refugee status and meet people who came to the Netherlands as refugees. You will hear their personal stories.

The seminar will help you to understand better the situation with refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. Is it really that easy to come to Europe and become a refugee? What is the procedure for becoming one? Is everyone eligible for a refugee status in Europe? And what are the benefits refugees are eligible for? You will find the answers on all those questions as well as develop your leadership qualities to allow you to develop successful projects in the field of working with refugees.

It is not a coincidence that the seminar will take place in the Netherlands. The Netherlands hosts a huge amount of refugees. New and new refugees are arriving to the Netherlands every day looking for a better life. Why is so? Why the Netherlands is so popular among potential refugees? The Netherlands is obviously one of the countries offering the best conditions for the refugees. But is it easy to become a refugee in the Netherlands? You will learn about the procedure for applying for a refugee status in the Netherlands during the seminar.

The seminar is organized by the Netherlands Education Group. All participants will receive the certificates from the Netherlands Education Group about the successful completion of the course.

See you in Amsterdam!

Program

The program of the seminar will be structured in the following way:

Day 1 Arrival

There are no activities planned for this day

Day 2 Refugee situation in Europe

You will meet the lawyer who works with refugees in the Netherlands

The following topics will be discussed during the sessions:

Refugee status in the Netherlands – who is eligible for the refugee status; what are the common mistakes that do not allow people to get the refugee status

The situation with refugees in the Netherlands in general

The benefits of refugees – what are the benefits that refugees are eligible for in the Netherlands

The legal procedures of applying for refugee status – the detailed description of the legal procedures of applying for refugee status; what to do if the status was not granted

Other topics – participants are welcome to let us know what are other topics they would like to learn and we will try to include them in the program

Day 3 Leadership in working with the refugees

If you work with refugees and want to make positive changes in this field these sessions will be extremely useful for you.

You will learn on how to develop your leadership skills in order to be prepared to make positive changes in the field of working with refugees and asylum seekers.

Day 4 Meeting refugees

The participants will meet the refugees who came to the Netherlands.

They will hear the stories on how they left their homes and came to the Netherlands. The participants will learn about the procedure that every person had to follow before becoming the refugee in the Netherlands. And of course the participants will learn on how the refugees are being integrated in the Netherlands

Day 5 Closing session

The participants will be offered to discuss their  projects in the field of working with refugees and asylum seekers.

The participants together with the trainer will discuss how they can use the new knowledge and skills future in their professional life.

The participants will be offered the free afternoon after the closing session

Day 6 Departure

There are no activities planned for this day

Upon the availability we might have the possibility to visit the refugee camp during the course.

The participants during the course will be accommodated in the building which used to be a refugee camp. It was renovated and reconstructed but you still can get an idea on the living conditions of the refugees.

Accommodation

Students will be provided by accommodation for the whole period of the program. The accommodation will be provided in Amsterdam. Students will stay at a Guest House in the rooms for 2 people. The accommodation in a single room can be arranged for the additional payment. Students will have access to the kitchen which they can use in case of need. The accommodation is well connected by public transport with all the touristy places in the city. During the program the trainings will be conducted in the class room which is in walking distance from the Guest House. Students will be provided the detailed description of the venue and the information on how to reach it from the airport.

We offer comfortable accommodation where students can stay during the program and fully enjoy their time in Amsterdam!

Price

The fee for the course is 550 euro. The fee includes:

  • Accommodation (in Amsterdam)
  • The course (including all costs of the materials)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)

The tickets to and from the Netherlands are not included in the price. The participants need to purchase their tickets additionally.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please, send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

We provide a visa invitation for the visa to the Netherlands. Please note – visa invitation is not a visa – with the invitation that we will send, you will still need to go to the closest Dutch Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to provide other documents – usually those documents include passport, passport size photo, filled application form, insurance, proof of means, proof of work/study and other documents. The list of the documents might slightly differ depending on the country where you apply for a visa. Please check the website of the closest Dutch Consulate to see what is the list of the documents you need to prepare.

In most of cases before applying for a visa you need to make an appointment at the Consulate. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. We recommend you to contact the Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment.
The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply – you might have your visa free of charge or might need to pay for it 35 or 60 euro. Those are the fees in case you apply for a visa directly at the Consulate. If you apply via Visa Center of the Dutch Consulate, Visa Center, Travel agency or another organization – those organizations might charge extra fees for their services.

If you submit all the requested documents on time the chance for the rejection of a visa is very small. In our experience the visas are mostly rejected if an applicant provides false information to the Consulate. This could be the major reason for rejections. We kindly ask you to check the documents before the application and make sure you only provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

And of course if you have any questions regarding the visa application procedure we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55