Reconnections project – Utrecht
Barka’s NL first reconnection programme for the homeless Central and Eastern European migrants in the Netherlands started in January 2012 in Utrecht following an invitation from the municipality of Utrecht. Barka NL helps homeless Polish and other Central and Eastern European people not coping with life in the Netherlands to return to their home countries, either to enter rehab treatments, go back to families , or to Barka Network programs ( educational, community and creating work places) in Poland. Barka Network in Poland shows the perspective of helping to rebuild life from even worst circumstances. Until December 2014 Barka has helped more than 170 vulnerable, homeless CEE countries nationals reconnect with their countries of origin. Barka team in Utrecht are: Zbyszek and Kasia. Zbyszek has a personal experience of difficulties that a lot of migrants face. He rebuilt his life within Barka Network programs in Poland and is now helping others.
Contact with the Utrecht Barka team:
Anna Bartmann (Dutch, English, Polish)