Friday, April 16, 2010

IDEA hosts exchange project between London and Amsterdam youth organizations and police

IDEA-Netherlands is coordinating a program that will facilitate an exchange of best practice projects aimed at reducing tensions between local youth and police in Amsterdam. The exchange will be between Second Wave, a youth art organization in London, and Stichting DOCK, a youth work organization in North Amsterdam.

This exchange project will begin on April 26th, when Phil Turner, a youth worker from Second Wave in London will come to Amsterdam to share with youth workers from Stichting DOCK and police officers from North Amsterdam how a similar project was executed in London, and the results of that project. In June, youth and police officers from Amsterdam will then travel to London to learn more about the methodology and the special approach, which has reduced tensions and ethnic based profiling by police in London.

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