As can be seen in the schedule below, this is an intensive, educational week.
Students work in small groups of students, from different nationalities and different disciplines, to get the best learning outcome. Together they'll focus on one (vulnerable) target group, in Rotterdam. General information about the theme Diversity and Social Inclusion is given during the plenary sessions, specific input on the target groups, are given during the 'Meet the Field' sessions and the workshops.
The final presentation is a 'Human Library'
In a society filled with prejudice and intolerance towards various groups, the Human Library mission is to bridge the gap between different social and ethnic groups and to allow dialogue and comprehension. Through this informal and laid-back way of bringing people together, the Human Library allows those who may have experienced segregation and prejudice to have the chance to talk to people they may feel identified with. The main goal of the Human Library consisted of three main objectives; to bring different social and ethnical groups of society together, to challenge (and overcome) prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination in society, and to learn, educate, and change attitudes. The objective of this evaluation study is to see if, with regard to mission and vision, the goals of the event were reached (Library, Meet your prejudice, 2015).
After all the work, there is also enough time for social activities, to get to know each other and the beautiful city of Rotterdam. For the cultural diner on Monday, we invite students to share their culture, by bringing a typical snack from their country. Next to that, we provide them with a typical Dutch meal. On Thursday night, there is some free time, with an opportunity to explore the nightlife of Rotterdam.