"It is our aspiration that all people of Amsterdam with disabilities have an opportunity to become participants in our city"

social procurement funnel

social procurement funnel

De Omslag presents a simple three step model (four if necessary) to support your social procurement policy.

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Programma 10e Participatiemarkt

Programma 10e Participatiemarkt

Het programma voor de 10e Participatiemarkt is zeer de moeite waard. We geven graag vast een overzicht en nodigen je van harte uit om deel te nemen. Dit keer in de bruisende locatie De Hallen in Amsterdam West. Kijk op de website van de Participatiemarkt voor het actuele en volledige programma.

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SER advisory report

SER advisory report

The Dutch Social and Economic Council (SER) has published an advisory report on social enterprises.

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we're creating economy!

we’re creating economy!

During the member assembly of De Omslag, but also at the European Inwork Conference that took place during the Participation Fair this past November 11th, Frank Kalshoven took us back in time. He showed us, drawing on statistics, that since the 50’s, more and more people with occupational disabilities end up on the couch and on welfare. And at the doctor’s office. Frank Kalshoven wrote a column for De Omslag and pronounced: We’re creating economy!

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Social Procurement as standard practice

Social Procurement as standard practice

Foundation De Omslag organised a kick-off: with a social tour, the results of the Monitor 2015 of Amsterdam’s social firms and the launch of a campaign, we light the way to make social procurement standard practice in Amsterdam.

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Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2014

An annual report from De Omslag is done concisely, in style and online.

We offer you an overview of the things we found significant in 2014. We briefly touch on the highlights; scroll with us through last year’s efforts, and you’ll immediately be informed and up to date, ready for the next step in 2015.

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D66 bike tour social affairs

D66 bike tour social affairs

On Friday, November 28, De Omslag took interested party members of D66 on a bike tour to visit various social firms and projects throughout the city. It was by their own accounts a resourceful and valuable day that provided much inspiration for legislation. You can read the full report on their website by clicking here: Biking tour of social firms

van start met het werkplan sociale firma’s Gemeente Amsterdam

van start met het werkplan sociale firma’s Gemeente Amsterdam

Bij de Gemeente Amsterdam wordt goed nagedacht over de functie van sociale firma’s. De gemeente heeft alle plannen nog niet goedgekeurd, maar alle neuzen lijken wel dezelfde kant op te staan. De Omslag denkt dat de gemeentelijke actielijnen belangrijk zijn om sociale firma’s in Amsterdam te steunen, maar mag het een onsje meer zijn? Een analyse vanuit De Omslag.

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think work, not jobs

think work, not jobs

The Amsterdam Participation Fair on November 11, 2014 was christened the Jekuntmeer.nl Fair. Nearly 1800 visitors attended the fair this year where over 70 projects, organisations and companies were exhibited. Besides jobs, other social participation recruitment opportunities were also widely represented. Everything was present from neighborhood organisations, activities in the community, (vocational) day services and education opportunities; everything was available!

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