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And yet there is hope

Wherever we look, we see a world in disarray. Not only in Ukraine, that is now literally in ruins, but across the globe gruesome atrocities are taking place on a daily basis. The climate catastrophe, the migration tragedy and the growing dichotomy between rich and poor, to name but a few, are in fact subject [...]

And yet there is hope2022-12-30T15:09:10+00:00

To be or not to be, that’s the question

‘Did COVID turn on the light?’ was the headline of last year’s New Year Wish. We then concluded that, in addition to increasing fear and polarization, the call for change was rapidly becoming louder. Symbool rejoiced. Would it finally happen then? A year has since passed. Are we disappointed? Honest truth? A little, since optimists [...]

To be or not to be, that’s the question2021-12-31T11:52:25+00:00

Did covid turn on the light?

Did covid turn on the light? 2020 was harsh, yes, most definitely. Corona intensified polarization, struggle and fear in the world, but the year fortunately also scattered hopeful sparkles of light. One of these we read in a Dutch newspaper which recently interviewed 400 members of our highest administrative tier. For them too, [...]

Did covid turn on the light?2021-01-04T09:17:25+00:00

Synthesis; destination ánd place of birth

Synthesis; destination and place of birth? Building bridges, inclusion, diversity, participation and integration. Noble attempts to synthesise in a divided society where chosen solutions stem from thinking in opposites. After all, they are based on thinking in separate ‘species’ that need to be united; one may – or is even obliged to – [...]

Synthesis; destination ánd place of birth2019-12-29T11:33:33+00:00

Talking about ‘together’

You and us, we have something in common. Like an interest in each other, a shared vision or a long-term collaboration. In all of this this the word ‘together’ is key which is of great joy to us. In line with the Dutch annual tradition of choosing a new word to sum up the past [...]

Talking about ‘together’2019-01-02T20:29:04+00:00

Gratitude and Hope; inspiring starting points for 2018

Gratitude and Hope; inspiring starting points for 2018 We would like to express our gratitude for the pleasant cooperation with you and the knowledge and insights you have brought us. "Find yourself in the service of others", Gandhi once said. He was right. We became a better version of ourselves thanks to people like you. [...]

Gratitude and Hope; inspiring starting points for 20182018-12-31T03:32:44+00:00