A beautiful mess

Refugee Company is a multicultural platform that has been the main destination for many newcomers, in which they feel safe and included. It has a main mission; that is connecting people. Specifically, people with a refugee background through their countless programs; such as the Connectors Programme or Connection Cafe.  

Their initiative A Beautiful Mess is initially thought to merely be a restaurant. However, it has become a platform in which many events, workshops, meetings and programmes take place. For example, since 2020 newcomers can follow Dutch courses in that interactive environment and develop their language skills. 

Moreover, Refugee Company believes in investing in people and that each has a talent, and their aim is to help discovering and enriching these talents.

More information can be found on their website


Fred Matser (founder)

Fred Foundation was founded by Fred Matser in 1996 to contribute to the development of a more functional society. From a vision of interconnectedness of life and circular thinking.

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