Planning makes perfect: Majd and EuroACE

In June 2017, Majd Janat completed a placement with EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Majd is a mechanical engineer from Syria who graduated 14th in his class at Aleppo University in 2013. He has several years of work experience in Syria and Iraq and was a great fit for this placement. The EuroACE team, … Read more…

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An “Interesting Adventure” with Tandem

Here’s a throwback example of how Tandem helps refugees integrate. Today we present the experience of Tammam Abduleahab who volunteered with the European Youth Forum in September 2016. He spoke of his “interesting adventure” as he called it : “As a Syrian volunteer, Tandem gave me the opportunity to get the experience through a short … Read more…

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Tandem volunteer hits the airwaves!

Organisations are often asking us about the kinds of tasks Tandem volunteers do on their placements.  In February, Nader volunteered with the Communications team at Friends of the Earth Europe.  One of the fruits of their work together was this interesting podcast, which Nader co-hosts, about the millions of Euros flowing in to the Balkans to fund hydropower projects.  Take … Read more…

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Refugees and the labour market – views from Turkey and Europe

In autumn 2016, Karam Alhindi volunteered with the economics think-tank Bruegel, working on the organisation’s flagship yearly event, the Bruegel Annual Meetings. As part of his placement, Karam was invited to produce a small piece of research himself, on refugees and the labour market. Here you can read the results of his work, built on … Read more…

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60+ participants attend Tandem Sessions on 26 October

Thank you to the 60+ participants who joined us for our last Tandem Session on Wednesday, 26 October at Mundo-B! It was incredible to see so many European NGOs and new volunteers come together in one place for a common cause. Participants attended the following sessions: An Introduction session to  European NGOs for new refugee-volunteers … Read more…

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