Single use plastic products will be banned from the EU market from 2021, under draft plans approved by Parliament on 24 October 2018. These are items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds.
With great effort and motivation, we worked firmly over the last year to achieve our goals. We cooperated with 123 organizations, in short and multiannual partnerships. Our annual report is a testimony of our work.
The Trouw Sustainable 100 is an annual list of the most influential and inspiring thinkers and doers involved in sustainability and nature in the Netherlands. We congratulate Louise Vet on this first place.
King Willem-Alexander saw how The Time Machine Foundation works with elderly people, healthcare and welfare workers, volunteers and partner organizations to enable people to grow old with dignity in their own way.
Each year, thousands of households in Rotterdam find themselves in a pressing financial emergency situation. The Rotterdam Special Needs Fund provides one-off financial donations in acute emergency situations.
UK government violated the freedom of the press, ruled the European Court of Human Rights in a landmark press freedom case, brought by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Privacy International and others.
The distance between the EU and its citizens has grown visibly, putting a strain on the democratic legitimacy of the EU. The Good Lobby mobilizes citizens to put their talents to use for European policy-making.
Newcomer children start in an introduction class. They learn the Dutch language in one year and progress to regular schools. IMC Weekend School offers a half day of weekend school education every week.
Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats. Key stakeholders are challenged to adopt the rewilding philosophy and scale up in order to make changes that are beneficial for European nature.
The OnTheLine Project is aimed at addressing the issue of online harassment of journalists. IPI will develop a one-stop online resource platform. This will be directed at journalists, editors, and media managers.
Most underage victims of sexual exploitation in the Netherlands don’t report their experiences to the police, according to research of CKM. The campaign ‘Make it Visible’ wants to increase victims’ willingness to report sexual exploitation.
Most of the fish on the menu in restaurants is not sustainable. The Good Fish Foundations’ ‘Chefs for Good Fish’ program wants to change this. It raises awareness among hotel and catering businesses, chefs and suppliers.
Hostwriter, an online network platform for journalists, won the Impact Challenge Germany, a competition organized by Google Germany for civil society organizations that use technology to make the world a better place.
IFAW research highlights the vast quantity of live animals and their body parts available for sale online. It also details the challenges and opportunities faced in putting an end to wildlife cybercrime.
Preventing sexual exploitation of children and young people requires a comprehensive and ambitious program, aimed at achieving systematic change. The Coalition against child sexual exploitation operates such a program.
On 3 May, Reporters without Borders launched the Press Freedom Index 2018. The worldwide trend, in Europe too, is one of growing hostility to journalists and media, often openly encouraged by political leaders.
Two of the world’s largest oil companies are on trial: Shell and the Italian oil and gas company Eni. The report by Global Witness and Finance Uncovered initiated the investigations of bribery and corruption.
Poverty as a result of problematic debt is a serious social issue. The Van Schulden Naar Kansen (From Debt to Opportunities, VSNK) project aims to significantly reduce the number of households battling poverty and problematic debt.
About 7,000 underage children are staying at women’s shelters or social shelters. Dutch child welfare charity Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland, in coalition with others advocates for independent case files for children in shelters.
Investigative journalism increases insight into social issues. However, since existing revenue models and reporting are being fundamentally challenged by digitization, financing this labor-intensive type of reporting is becoming increasingly difficult.
The European Union faces a major challenge: agreeing on effective policies that take the interests of all Europeans into account. EPC plans to make opinions of citizens heard during the respective decision-making processes.
An increasing part of everyday life depends on digital data traffic. However, protection of personal data still lags behind. Digital Freedom Fund takes stock of opportunities to enforce better protection of digital rights through legal procedures.
Plastic is one of the biggest pollution threats our ecosystems faces. The Plastic Solutions Fund builds collaborations around the world to help solve the plastics crisis. It finances a worldwide movement to combat single-use plastics.
Many Dutch people go through a traumatic experience as a result of a crime, sexual abuse or a serious traffic accident. The Pieter van Vollenhoven Emergency Support Fund of the Fonds Slachtofferhulp provides immediate assistance.
Human Rights Watch advocates for the defense and protection of human rights worldwide. When it comes to refugees, Human Rights Watch works towards proper legal protection and fair asylum policies for legitimate war refugees.
For the Italian Fondazione Lang, Rogier van der Weerd spoke about Adessium’s points of view, our way of working, and our lessons learned. The aim of Fondazione Lang is to strengthen strategic philanthropy in Italy.
The Netherlands Debate Institute Foundation develops enjoyable debating activities that enable young people to develop the competencies necessary to function in a democracy. The topics for the debates are current social issues.
With effect from 1 October, Adessium Foundation’s board of directors is complete again. Earlier this year Rogier van der Weerd became Managing Director and we welcomed Saskia van den Dool as our Director of Programs.
Journalism plays a crucial role in informing citizens and dissecting social issues. Many societal abuses transcend national boundaries. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a worldwide network of collaborating investigative journalists.
Africa’s biodiversity and natural systems are under extreme threat. African Parks developed a successful public-private partnership conservation model to secure the future of protected areas comprising critical habitats for wildlife in Africa.
People in social shelters often find it difficult to stay active. The Life Goals Foundation gets vulnerable people into action through sport, like with the Dutch Street Cup, a street football competition between cities.
What are the difficulties faced by investigative reporters in pursuing stories that challenge powerful parties? And what are the boundaries of journalism’s role in social change? The views of Ian Urbina and Gerard Ryle.
Nearly half of the world’s population has no access to freely-reported news and information. Every year, RSF produces the World Press Freedom Index. It helps to increase the attention of governments to freedom of information.
The ecosystems of the Balearic Islands face significant pressure, mainly from overfishing, as well as from mass tourism. The Marilles Foundation has the aim of turning the Balearics into a beacon of marine conservation.
Wildlife crimes are causing irreversible harm to biodiversity and to the very fabric of human society. The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) conducts intelligence led undercover investigations to identify the top-level traffickers.
In the Netherlands, access to health care for undocumented migrants is problematic. It is difficult for them to obtain medical care without intermediation. Dokters van de Wereld helps them to deal with the Dutch health system independently.
In West Africa fish stocks are shrinking due to problems such as overfishing and climate change. Greenpeace aims for a structural solution for this crisis, by emphasizing sustainable regional fisheries management and cooperation between governments.
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