Social Policies & Pragmatic Tolerance in Amsterdam

6 ECTS, 3 weeks
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The Netherlands is known for its pragmatic solutions to everyday problems, such as immigration, homelessness, drugs, and sex work. As the urban heart of the Netherlands, the city of Amsterdam illustrates the complexities of urban growth and gentrification and how these issues intersect with social policies. 


Programme Dates:  June 19 - July 8 2016
Housing Dates:  June 17 - July 9 2016
Academic Director:  Anna Dekker
Application deadline:  15 April 2016 


This three-week programme gives students an in-depth look at some of the social policies of the Netherlands.  Subjects such as immigration, multiculturalism, drugs and sex work will be addressed by various prominent guest lecturers and educational site visits.  Students will be expected to complete all required reading for every class, complete small writing assignments, and a short presentation. 

Students will be from various universities around the world.  An international classroom will lend to the overall learning experience for the students.  

Published by  GSSS

Graduate School of Social Sciences