Christmas Dinner with Syrian Refugees in Enschede
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a nice dinner. Yesterday, a Syrian Christmas dinner was organized by Sheltersuit, Appeltjes van Oranje and Spinnerij Oosterveld. Tables were set, the candles were lit and the Spinnerij was wrapped in warm Christmas vibes. Throughout the week, the kitchen worked hard on the tastiest dishes made by the Syrian refugees and volunteers working at Sheltersuit. Together with Appeltjes van Oranje they made a special feast and the result was amazing! It was a very successful evening, for which we would like to thank everyone! The proceeds of the dinner go to the Sheltersuit project on Lesvos.
Walas expanding to Hamburg, Germany!
In June 2017, World of Walas opened a new office in Hamburg (Germany). The office is located in the central part of the HafenCity, and will be the office for German operations and home to Walas Concepts Hamburg. The new district (still under construction!) is built on a former harbour area along the river Elbe and very close to the historical downtown.
The 100 sqm space is open to the public. It will provide a stage to present citizens initiatives, a platform to discuss about the future of the city, a center to learn sustainability and a laboratory to develop ideas.
The team in Hamburg specializes on urban planning tasks, such as area and district (re)design and management, community engagement and empowerment, access to tecnologies for the built environment and equipment of the public space. The network is getting every day bigger and Walas is looking for large and small opportunities of cooperation to contribute to the local development.
Futurum is a new knowledge and innovation festival that brings innovations and innovative thinking together, made by top innovators of the region.
On 23 and 24 November 2017, the Heerlen city center was dedicated to knowledge, work and learning. From 8 am to 10 pm, various events took place in Sparkcity Carbon6 with inspiring workshops and sessions, with themes such as entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. The 2 day event was filled with dialogue with successful StartUps, blockchain, and introductions to local companies with new innovations or working methods. In short; getting acquainted, sharing knowledge and showing to each other what we are capable of in Heerlen. Performances, presentations and workshops by lecturers, lecturers, entrepreneurs and students were set with music and food for an energized and inspiring event.