Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure NL-2022-9/2206 – measures in Netherlands
|Country||Netherlands , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 24 February 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
|Author||Amber van der Graaf (Panteia) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||05 May 2022 (updated 14 June 2022)|
RefugeeHelp is an online resource for Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands and anyone interested in assisting them. The platform brings together projects from the government, NGOs, businesses, and individuals to provide important information. The platform brings together demand and supply, aiming to guide everyone looking to help and looking for help.
The website provides refugees with information on many essential topics. It centralises all the information a refugee might need. The following topics are covered: general information, safety, healthcare, housing, family, legal aid and registration, education, babies and children, pets, food and clothes and goods, work and income, activities and buddies and mobile and internet.
The website is available for all refugees, but also for everyone who wants to help refugees in some way. Those who wish to help refugees are provided an overview of ways they can help, so the help also stays centralised. Volunteers can help with any of the follow matters: housing, food and clothes and goods, donations, healthcare, education and language, activities, buddies and work.
The website Refugeehelp.nl is available in Ukrainian, Russian, English and Dutch.
No information available.
|Applies to all workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Refugeehelp.nl: A webpage for refugees and helpers, measure NL-2022-9/2206 (measures in Netherlands), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NL-2022-9_2206.html
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