Let’s Talk Safety!
Creating safe spaces for asylum seekers
How might we create Asylum Seeker Centers (AZCs) where people feel safe and included in the Netherlands?
We used co-creation based on the principles of design thinking to facilitate a safe space for dialogue with (former) asylum-seekers about what they experienced within AZCs, what their key needs were and what they recommended as solutions.
We created a policy brief based on the outcomes of the participatory reflection and insights gathering process.
Our policy brief was shared with Dutch decision- and policymakers and transformed into a blog post that was widely circulated and created the foundation for more meaningful inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in defining and creating safer public spaces.