!DROPS in Guinee
From 4 – 12 December, Nathalie and Hendrikje went to Guinee. The trip had two goals: we were part of the economical mission Belgium – Guinee and we visited TRIAS in Guinee, with whom we will most likely partner up in 2019. During the economical mission, that was organized by Flanders Investment & Trade and […]
Towards Collaborative Action: Our Co-Creation Workshop in Budapest
Our very own team member Jens attended the fourth TCP forum and tells us all about it… What Is TCP? The TCP forum has just been organised for the fourth consecutive year. This time, it took place in Budapest. TCP, or “Towards Collaborative Action”, is an event across sectors that offers an interactive and dynamic […]
!DROPS in Lisbon - with the King and Queen of Belgium!
A stimulating royal visit Our official visit to Lisbon was incredibly stimulating. We had the opportunity to join King Filip and Queen Mathilde during a state visit to Portugal. The visit had a social approach, so there was plenty of attention for social innovation. For us, this was not only the perfect opportunity to strategise […]
PEACECRAFT WINS THE HENRY VAN DE VELDE AWARD 19 FOR COMMUNITY!
15/11/2018 PeaceCraft has won the Henry Van de Velde Award 19 in the category ‘community’. The PeaceCraft project consists of an interactive game and a participatory theatre piece that introduces young people to the personal experiences of refugees. The public can vote until 21 December for PeaceCraft to also win the Henry van de Velde Public Gold […]
Connected.Dots afgerond in stijl
Op 22 oktober organiseerden we het Closing Event van Connected.Dots, een project rond skillbuilding en services voor en door vluchtelingen. De avond werd geopend met een kort woordje uitleg over het project en de resultaten. Vervolgens nam Jabbar Mahmood het woord, één van de deelnemers van het project. ‘This project was really meaningful to me, as […]
Closing Event Connected.Dots
Design by Refugees, for Refugees Connected.Dots, the !DROPS project on skillbuilding for & by refugees, has come to an end for this year. We want to invite you to our closing event, to talk about what we’ve done, why we did it and how we did it. Of course, we also want to show you the results. Moreover, we’re very […]
Photography Expo Connected.Dots
Annick Donkers’ photography exhibition provides images to support the story of Omed, a Kurdish refugee who ended up in Antwerp. The images are silent moments in Omed’s daily life. Objects and scenes let you feel the desolation of life as a refugee. With this exhibition, !DROPS wants to make people aware of the presence of […]
Second season PeaceCraft!
A new school year, a new season for PeaceCraft! We will once again go on tour to various Flemish schools with the theatre performance and the game. The actors can’t wait, and our theme is more relevant than ever! We will be paying a visit to Roeselare, Temse, Sint-Truiden, Ekeren, and Antwerp. Will your school […]
A summer full of sunny trips
26/09/2018 This summer, our three colleagues Laura, Hendrikje, and Jens did not only travel abroad to relax, but also to increase our social impact across the borders, set up new collaborations, and launch new projects. This way, we want to demonstrate that our methodology can also be used for international projects. Changemaker’s Room Jens had […]
Human Touch: working from your own passions and talents
30 March 2018 On March 29, !DROPS welcomed about 50 enthusiastic participants to its first Human Touch Event of 2018. ‘How can I use my passions and talents during my daily activities?’ That was the main question of the evening. Two inspirational speakers proved to the participants that it’s possible to work from your own passions. […]
The Human Touch is back!
December 21, 2017 At !DROPS we love change. We respond to it with human-centred innovation, which we build in cooperation with people. That is our human touch. The Human Touch, the event to get to know our !DROPS methodology, is back! Even better: it’ll be a monthly event in 2018. The first edition next year, […]
!DROPS in Colombia
On Tuesday the 4th of December, !DROPS and Value 4 Chain facilitated the workshop ‘Co-Innovating a social design brand’ at the Build Peace Conference in the Universitad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. The workshop was a collaboration with outown and artisans from the Wounaan community. These artisans are displaced people, due to the conflicts in their region. They are currently living in a […]
!DROPS @ Build Peace in Colombia
PROJECT MOTOR SOCIAL On 4 December, !DROPS will be at the Build Peace conference in Bogotá, Colombia. Together with our Colombian colleagues from Value4Chain, we will facilitate the workshop ‘Co-innovating a social design brand’. During this co-creation process, we work with people from all over the world and artisans from the #Wounan community. We invite participants to co-create solutions for the […]
Our Democratic Europe in Denmark
November 28, 2017 Source: Krant van West-Vlaanderen / November 24, 2017
The new platform Snipstory is live!
8 September 2017 Facilitation by !DROPS Before the summer, we organised workshops with pupils in the fourth year of primary school. In co-creation, ideas were developed for a digital platform with memories from WW I. Here are a few pictures from the workshops: Result After the co-creation and the inspiration from the children, the student […]
We for Talent Hackathon @ mHub, Malawi in July
July 2017 !DROPS will be in Lilongwe, Malawi from July 10 until July 21 to co-facilitate the We For Talent hackathon together with Exchange vzw and CISCO Networking Academy & BiASC. Do you want to follow our foreign adventure? Follow our blog here, starting on July 11! July 21st 2017 And so the WE FOR TALENT Hackathon has come to an […]
School from Schoten wins NoWasteLand
March 22, 2017 Students create app to battle food waste Report ATV (in Dutch) Article Gazet van Antwerpen (in Dutch) Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch)
The Human Touch 2017
3 February 2017 !DROPS & the Human Touch Let’s talk about social innovation and approach the human touch. How do you make it possible? We have the answer! On 2 February, we revealed all the answers to your questions about our methodology and our belief in human-centred design. We discussed innovation, we stimulated, and we exchanged […]
!DROPS Presents - The Human Touch - 2 February
January 24, 2017 Here at !DROPS, we love change. We respond to it with human-centred innovation that we build in cooperation with people. That is our human touch. Experience our human touch on 2 February, from 5.30 pm. ENROL NOW! 6 p.m. Nathalie Goethals and Geert Joris WELCOME everyone. 6.15 p.m. KEYNOTE: human-centred design is […]
Hiphop collective "Rauw en Onbesproken" from Ghent launches track against food surpluses
November 1st, 2016 What a distasteful sight: hundreds of abandoned tents, piles of food and drink leftovers, and other crap. The Pukkelpop campground looked like one giant rubbish dump after the event. Hip-hop collective “Rauw en Onbesproken” from Ghent has just dropped a new track against food waste. In cooperation with !DROPS, the hip-hoppers launch a […]