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Prison Turned Hotel Helps Refugees Integrate into Dutch Society

September 18, 2017

Title: Prison turned hotel helps refugees integrate into Dutch society
Type: Article
Location: Netherlands
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Source: I Am Expat
Date: 15 September, 2017



This article discusses a new sustainable model for refugee integration in the Netherlands using the former Bijlmerbajes prison as a pop up hotel where refugees and professionals work together to run the site. The project aims to provide a dignified way to integrate refugees through providing them employment and training which does not just help them to develop employability skills but it also empowers them.


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Additionally, the article lists other best practices to use former prisons, like the two prisons boats that was brought form Amsterdam to the Rio Olympic Games to accommodate visitors. This summary was obtained from the I Am Expat website. For further information, please refer to this link.


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