ICAP Amsterdam Needs AABC Members
Have you got something to say about what could be done to make Amsterdam a more attractive place to live or do business? The International Community Advisory Panel would like to hear from you.
ICAP has been set up by a group of international Amsterdammers, including AABC supporter and DutchNews.nl editor Robin Pascoe. The aim is to provide a platform to give the city’s 100,000 expats a voice in city affairs. In particular, ICAP aims to collect and reflect the views of the international community on issues which have an impact on the city’s attractiveness as a location in which to live and work.
‘The city regularly scores very highly in international comparisons – facts which officials are keen to promote whenever possible,’ says Robin, ICAP Amsterdam chairwoman. ‘However, these glowing reports do not always reflect the reality on the ground. Most expats, for example, simply can’t afford the sky-high rents which some landlords think they can charge for a simple one bedroom flat. And I am sure many AABC members have ideas about what could be done to improve the business and living climate.’
ICAP will focus on four main issues: education, housing, healthcare and work/inclusion. To kick off, ICAP is focusing on education and has launched a survey to find out more about parents’ views and experiences, whether their children are at Dutch or international schools. Take part in the survey here. And to find out more about ICAP, please visit the website www.icapamsterdam.com
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