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Impact Dutch Knowledge and Advice Centre for psychosocial care


The purpose of Impact is to promote high-quality and adequately organized psychosocial care after disasters. The tasks of Impact include combining experience and scientific knowledge, putting such knowledge into understandable form and making it available to various target groups and promoting cooperation among all parties involved. Care providers, public administration and society have ashared responsibility towards care and safety. One of the main objectives of Impact is to support theseactors, whilst ensuring the position and interests of victims of disasters and other shocking events. Impact is specialized in offering information by combining scientific knowledge and lessons learned from real-life cases, which is translated in guidelines and tools for the different stages of a disaster suchas prevention, preparation, response and recovery phase. The final purpose of these products is toimprove the psychosocial care of those who are directly or indirectly involved in a disaster. Impact is bringing together the various European networks which are each active in their own sub-area. For example civil protection, the psychosocial network of the international Red Cross, Public Health, the network of European Psychologists and the academic network such as the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS).Encircling this are the worldwide networks of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), World Association for Disaster Medicine (WADEM), the World Health Organisation and the United Nations.Impact participates in these networks and communicates with them. The European and international networks ensure a fast development of knowledge on psychosocial care after crises and disasters. Impact is partner in Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group.Arq supports specialized organizations dealing with psychotrauma, combining expertise and providing knowledge and advice for the broad field of victims of war, of violence and of crises and disasters. Impact has a broad experience in the European work and Impact and AVV11M have a long history of working together in the Network of Vicitms of Terrorism (NAVT) under the leadership of AVV11M and with the collaboration of many organizations for vicitms of terrorism all over Europe.

AVV11M The Association to Help the Victims of March 11th

Through the experience with providing help and assistance to the victims of the terrible attacks of March 11th in Madrid, AVV11M has detected the need time and time again for cooperation on a European level between victims organizations, research institutions, the victims themselves, and society in general. Therefore, the European Network of Associations of Victims of Terrorism (NAVT) appeared as a new born organization constituted by associations, foundations and other european organizations supporting victims of terrorism and their families. The function of the European Network of Associations of Victims of Terrorism is uniting, connecting, and facilitating the success of groups already in existence that help and assist the victims of terrorism and their families.

The main objectives are to:

  • - Create a Network of Associations of Victims of Terrorism or other organisations with a special focus on supporting victims of terrorism.
  • - Contribute to increase the representation of victims of terrorism in the European Union as well as the solidarity of European citizens with them.
  • - Assess current aid and protection offered to victims of terrorism in the European Union.
  • - Gather best practices and identify gaps in the aid and protection offered to victims of terrorism.
  • - Propose activities to extend best practices and address these gaps.
  • - Support the Union's goal of providing aid and protection to victims of terrorism.

The main activities are:

  • - European Mapping on assistance to victims of terrorism and associations of victims of terrorism in the EU.
  • - Conventions specialising in victims of terrorism.
  • - Events commemorating March 11th as the European Day on Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism.
  • - Launch and maintenance of an NAVT web page www.europeanvictims.net
  • - Meetings with the EC. Submission of reports

University College Roosevelt

University College Roosevelt (UCR): a Liberal Arts and Sciences College offering bachelor’s A Liberal Arts and Sciences bachelor’s program which allows students to truly explore a variety of interests and to broaden their academic horizon while developing strong academic skills. UCR is part of the world-renowned Utrecht University, and was labeled “excellent” by the Dutch accreditation organization. UCR program includes over 200 high-quality courses that not only provide a unique educational experience but also prepare students for top master programs all over the world. UCR is a College, a small and tight-knit academic community of 600 students and dedicated faculty and staff, with a residential campus and a very active student body. At UCR dedicated professors, ranked the best in the Netherlands, teach in small classes. A place where student can explore their interests by choosing courses ranging from music to biology and from politics to rhetoric. The mission of University College Roosevelt is to improve the lives and the planning for personal success of its students, associates and the larger community, by providing superior learning opportunities in the liberal arts and sciences at the honors bachelor’s level. The Roosevelt name points at the fundamental values in the field of global citizenship that were formulated by Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt that we seek to foster and strengthen amongst our students and faculty from all over the world. UCR, in line with the Anglo-Saxon Liberal Arts and Sciences tradition, considers contributing to critical global citizenship the core objective of higher education. UCR hosts ‘Going Glocal’ program, a pioneering effort in education and research on 'global citizenship' in the Netherlands. It aims to foster education geared towards social responsibility and the exercise of critical citizenship.

Quilliam Foundation

Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism think tank set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalised world. Quilliam stands for religious freedom, equality, human rights and democracy.
Quilliam seeks to challenge what we think, and the way we think. It aims to generate creative, informed and inclusive discussions to counter the ideological underpinnings of terrorism, whilst simultaneously providing evidence-based recommendations to governments for related policy measures.

Quilliam conducts research on radicalisation, extremism and terrorism, and this underpins both the outreach and training work it conducts, and the policy advice it provides to officials in the UK and around the world. It also seeks to promote and create a civil society-based response to these issues, understanding that these issues affect us all.