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**Barbara van der Ent is a PhD-candidate within the Bridge project that conducts research on refugee integration.** She completed her bachelor Sociology and research master Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam and specialized in issues of migration, integration and social exclusion. Her previous research focused on ethnic humor in the Netherlands, ethnic discrimination at the labour market in The Hague and the socio-cultural position of Moroccan Dutch youth. Barbara’s PhD-research will focus on the integration of Syrian refugee children in Rotterdam. Het project is part of the Bridge project that evaluates the integration program for Syrian refugee families called Stichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdam (SNTR), an initiative by Stichting de Verre Bergen. The SNTR program consist of social housing, language courses, several social support initiatives and specific activities developed for children. Barbara focuses on how Syrian children and youth find their way in Dutch society and examines the role of the SNTR-program in their integration.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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