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Civil society, NGOs, students, academics, private partners, government officials, politicians, media and interested citizens are all welcome to join the discussion and shape our global future.

13 December | Trivia Night

13 December | Trivia Night

Because of the steep decline in financial aid for organisations such as SID, in line with this Fall’s ‘A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?’ theme, we are launching our very own crowdfunding campaign. In order to continue our work, we need your help: support us so we can...
1 December | SID-NL Human Library

1 December | SID-NL Human Library

Help SID-NL raise funds for our SID-ISS Spring Debate Series on global development issues. Support us so we can keep facilitating this platform for debate, for people to gather, discuss ideas, and expand their knowledge.   As part of this campaign, we present to you: The ‘Human Library’, where you can...
Debates that Matter: Help fund our next Spring Debate Series!

Debates that Matter: Help fund our next Spring Debate Series!

Donate   SID-NL has been at the forefront for many years in shaping the debate on development questions and influencing decision-makers. We want to continue our impact on the world of development, as well as continue providing a platform for people to gather, discuss ideas and further expand their knowledge....
Fall 2016 | A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?

Fall 2016 | A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?

  The crisis of the banking sector triggered all sorts of new mechanisms for financing human action and investment. Together with new technological opportunities we see the emergence of new forms of financing. Especially in emerging economies interesting solutions are found. Bitcoins emerged as a pure digital form of financing, other initiatives act...
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10 November | SID-NL Game Night

10 November | SID-NL Game Night

Because of the steep decline in financial aid for organisations such as SID, in line with this Fall’s ‘A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?’ theme, we are launching our very own crowdfunding campaign. In order to continue our work, we need your help: support us so we can keep facilitating this platform for...
24 November | SID NL Member Event "Increasingly Inclusive"

24 November | SID NL Member Event “Increasingly Inclusive”

SID NL Member Event “Increasingly Inclusive: The Importance of Involving All”   It is with pleasure that we invite you to our exclusive SID NL Member Special “Increasingly Inclusive: The Importance of Involving All” on Thursday 24th of November 2016 from 16:00 hrs till 18:00 hrs at the International Institute of Social Studies,  The Hague.  We are...
22 November | The Promises of FinTech:  A Future for the Financial System?

22 November | The Promises of FinTech: A Future for the Financial System?

Some believe that FinTech is the future of the financial system: innovative digital technologies aimed at making banking cheaper and more efficient. It may offer opportunities to connect supply and demand in the financial world without banks being ‘owners’ of financial flows. But is FinTech really a new way of transferring financial resources? Are digital...
25 October | A Future for the Financial System: Community Currencies?

25 October | A Future for the Financial System: Community Currencies?

  The traditional financial system was hit hard by the crisis. Banks are searching for answers and firing their staff, whilst new institutions are emerging. Informal banking and local currency systems are presented as potentially complementary systems, or even as alternatives. What exactly are these community currencies offering that banks are not? How have these...
27 September | A Future for the Financial System?

27 September | A Future for the Financial System?

The financial system has drastically changed over the past ten years. The financial crisis has triggered the growth of new financial technology (such as smartphone banking), but also opened up perspectives for all kinds of new initiatives for lending capital as well as trade and exchange systems. This debate session will discuss these new developments,...
14 June | Complex Wars: How does the Peace Movement respond?

14 June | Complex Wars: How does the Peace Movement respond?

The peace movement has a long history in dealing with interstate wars. However, traditional conflicts have been replaced by complex wars within states involving a range of stakeholders. This new warfare trend is increasingly victimizing civilians in conflict areas. Do drone strikes, air bombings or boots on the ground really bring alleviation to civilians? This...
31 Mei | Stereotypen en Media: de Kracht van Zwart-wit Denken

31 Mei | Stereotypen en Media: de Kracht van Zwart-wit Denken

Op dinsdag 31 mei richten IDleaks en SID-NL hun blik op stereotypen. We onderzoeken hoe media stereotypen gebruiken en welke kracht deze stereotypen hebben binnen actuele, maatschappelijke debatten. Drie sprekers bespreken deze avond stereotypen vanuit een ander perspectief om vervolgens het publiek het woord te geven. Emiel Martens (UvA) plaatst stereotypen in een historisch perspectief:...