Saturday, May 31

Topics of the day

Welcome to the program! Today will be devoted to welcoming you to The
Netherlands, as well as getting to know each other as a group. The first part of the
day will be devoted to practical information about the program. Then, everyone will
participate in a group activity, in which each person shares a story about an object
revealing why they feel strongly about human rights. The chair of the board of HIA
The Netherlands, Harry van den Bergh, will also speak a few welcoming words.

To prepare you for the program, national director Nienke Venema will moderate a
session outlining a few ground rules for conducting discussions in the upcoming
weeks. We would like to emphasize that some issues may be more sensitive to
some fellows, and that everyone should speak from their own perspective.
Finally, we will listen to this years’ opening lecture by Kathalijne Buitenweg, who will
explain more about the mission of the new Netherlands Institute for Human Rights.

Amnesty International/HIA , Keizersgracht 177, Rosa Parks Room (ground floor)

Welcome and introductions
Safe Space
The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

>> 10.00- 10.20 Introduction staff

>> 10.20- 10.35 Harry van de Bergh, chair Dutch HIA board

>> 10.35- 12.00 Fellow introductions with an object that symbolizes your passion for Human Rights
(3 minutes per person!)

>> 12.00- 13.00 Lunch

>> 13.00- 15.00 Creating a Safe space
Nienke Venema

>> 15.00- 15.15 Break

>> 15.15- 16.45 The mission of The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights
Kathalijne Buitenweg, member of Institute Human Rights

>> 16.45- 17.00 Closing the day and explanation weekend assignment
Drinks outside

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