DFW2W – Our scope of Work & Areas of Specific Expertise:

DFW2W initiates, creates, develops, implements all kinds of projects to solve the young jobs puzzle, boost young entrepreneurship, upgrade digital teaching and learning, practice by doing, supporting European, national and local governments, youth organisations, educational institutions and welfare to work organisations. 

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Digital Events Coming up / Do you want to join our Digital Events?DT - A Successful Journey

  • Tourism Talks September 28th: If you want to see what is been discussed, please join our Digital Tourism Qualification Forum on Facebook. Our last Tourism Talks show will be published soon
  • On 28-29-30th september the ProCKD Hybrid Training Days Event toook place in Aegina, Greece. The training will directly strengthen competences of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and their family to be able to council and mentor other patients with Chronic Kidney Disease for employability and entrepreneurship opportunities, and to motivate them to engage in further professional development. We have just published the follow up Training Days in The Netherlands in April 2022.
  • Places-3T Learning Mobility Reggio Emilia / Bologna: Want to read more about our October 3rd-6th study visit and discussions, read in this article.
  • The Dutch Host Meeting ‘ECVET for Digital Publishing’ took place on October 7-8th at AREA071, Leiderdorp. The EfDP Agenda, with a special study visit to the Leidsch Dagblad location is published: Click here
  • EDDI Hybrid Meeting: Currently we are doing the 3-14th October Aydin, Turkey hybird meeting. Read more about the progress in our article, coming soon. 
  • “Digital differentiation in Hospitality: companies and people” – 19th October, 13:00 -14:00 CET.
  • ReConnect Training Week: October 29th – November 5th 2021
  • Digital Tourism episode Tourism Talks: “Destination and Hotel strategic management” – 9th November, 13:00 -14:00 CET.
  • Tourism Talks: “Challenges of the 2030 agenda for sustainable tourism” – 7th December, 13:00 -14:00 CET.
  • Soon we will publish about our Sesycare project event on 23-24th September in Athens, Greece
  • SMS 2Days in Holland (June 29th 2021) and UK (June 23rd 2021) Very SuccessfullSMS2 Newsletter

The project Social Media Savvy 2 has organized SMS 2 Days in Holland and the UK. On June 23th 2021, Werkcenter Scotland explained the mission and vision of the project and showcased the website and work we have been doing on the SMS Platform so far digitally. On June 29th the Dutch sMS 2 Days were organised at PLNT in collabouration with Comon. A group of Communication and Marketing students discussed what SMS should bring to the table… Why would young people go to Social media Savvy? The events turned out to be ‘pretty amazing’.

The Dutch Foundation of Innovation Welfare 2 Work (DFW2W)

DFW2W is an independent, non-profit organisation, based in the Rotterdam Region (Holland), which supports professionals (e.g. European institutes, municipalities, councils, provinces, governments, employment agencies, training providers, youth work organisations, non-profit organisations) and young people (aged 14-35) to reach their full potential in the fields of youth work, youth employment, job matching and mobility, traineeship, education, income, social innovation, inclusion, welfare, young entrepreneurs, of life.

For the most recent news of our work and projects, see the You Tube video Social Entrepreneurship is Entrepreneurship, the new initiatives and the Sidebar on the right as well (with our Recent Project News). We have faced the first and now we are in the middle of the third wave of the Corona Virus outbreak… All of our projects have suffered heavily and the time schedules have been delayed and postponed. We also have some good news. Some of our new approved projects are: SesyCare, EDDI, ProCKD, PhotoFX, Places-3T, EMPOWER.ment, Social Media Savvy Part 2, Creating VET Business Partnerships for WBL and ECVET for Digital Publishing

Extended Project due to Corona The following projects have been extended due to Corona: ReConnect (extended for 6 months), EAER (recently completed), Journey to Work  5 (The final flow just returned home) and Journey to Work 6 (also known as #GoingDutch), Elevate, EEAR, Digital Tourism (is extended for an extra year by the EC) and Young Migrant Entrepreneurs (YME- is also recentlly completed).

An Introduction

The Dutch Foundation is a specialist on the fields of research, innovation and  digital development in the fields of

Our Team DFW2W

The Team of the Dutch Foundation of Innovation Welfare 2 work

(informal) education, employment, labour mobility, social inclusion, counseling, cultural activities, entrepreneurship & European partnerships. Carla de Vreij, of the Dutch Foundation (see picture on the left) says: ‘Our goal is to set up partnerships and platforms for innovative good practices in our fields of , developing digital information for young citizens and professionals about employment strategies,  mobility, legislation and regulation, the social map of the Netherlands and other countries, such as Turkey, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Belgium, Bulgaria, but also United States of America, Australia, South Africa, China, etc.). Social innovation is one of our priorities.’ DFW2W is engaged and involved in international, national, regional and local projects as well. These projects target young jobseekers, young entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), employers & governmental bodies.

European focus

DFW2W is active in a wide range of topics in the European Union, from Early School Leavers and Work to Human Rights, Sustainabillity, Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Sports. Look closely what kind of projects we are currently running and the good practices done. Projects we have done in the past are for instance:  Youth Worknet, (a.k.a. the European Youth Jobseekers Community), PROFARM  NetMe-In and Social Media Savvy. Click on the topic titles above for a summary of what DFW2W does in that area, and for useful links to relevant projects, websites, partners and documents. We have been involved in the Journey to work Programme since 2013: Currently we run Journey to Work 6: A continous Success Story.

The Dutch Foundation is launching new initiatives in 2021, focused on young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to boost youth employment, and young entrepreneurs like ‘Young Migrant Entrepreneurs 2 – Entrepreneurial Hubs’, Places-3T, branding yourself Social Media Savvy 2, ReConnect, Creating VET-Business Partnerships for WBL see also the most recent news items !), and many more to improve and modernise education and anticipate on the #FutureOfWork, more investment in skills of young people, and better opportunities to learn, work and study abroad.


Places3-T Meeting Bologna, Italy, October 5th 2021.