A World of Neighbours Practitioners Network is a peer-to-peer support network. It connects grassroots practitioners working on behalf of ‘people on the move’ across Europe. Together we form a community of practice.

60 practitioners in 22 countries

Why a Practitioners Network?

Practitioners occupy a central position in the ecology of migration.  They are among the most aware of the hurdles and obstacles that refugees and migrants face.  They know what’s working and what is not and engage directly with the broader society. Even in the best of circumstances, this is demanding work.

And yet, all too often, their perspective is not recognized or valued.  Frequently, neither the people on the move, who are directly impacted, nor practitioners are at the decision-making table when it comes to matters of services, resources, policy, and process.

Practitioners cannot fulfill their job description without necessarily internalizing the trauma of the people they are working with. Consequently, they are prone to suffer from ‘compassion fatigue’, even burnout and cynicism.

For these reasons, A World of Neighbours is recruiting 60 practitioners in 22 countries across Europe to form a practitioners network, engaged in a community of practice of mutual support, collaborative learning, the sharing of best practices and models, and intentional self-care.

Network Practitioners

Amloud Alamir

Amloud Alamir

Journalist, Amal, Berlin! Germany

Karol Wilczyński

Karol Wilczyński

Researcher and Activist, SalamLab, Poland

Rebecca Lillian

Rebecca Lillian

Rabbi, Denmark

Ayda Moayedzadeh

Ayda Moayedzadeh

Social Innovation, Sweden

Dr. Kaia Rønsdal

Dr. Kaia Rønsdal

Associate professor, Norway

Anna Wilczyńska

Anna Wilczyńska

Arabist and Journalist, SalamLab, Poland

Tuija Samila

Tuija Samila

Lutheran Pastor, Finland

Sabina Esp

Sabina Esp

Social worker, Sweden

Zuzana Weberová

Zuzana Weberová

Community Manager, Slovakia

Dr Alexandru Ioniță

Dr Alexandru Ioniță

Institut für Ökumenische Forschung, Rumania

alexandru.ionita@ulbsibiu.ro
Alaaddin Ulsu

Alaaddin Ulsu

Student, Slovakia

Sayed Parviz Khyber

Sayed Parviz Khyber

Student, Germany

Aude Sathoud

Aude Sathoud

Public Relations Officer

aude.sathoud@protonmail.com
Atallah Fitzgibbon

Atallah Fitzgibbon

Faith & Partnerships Advisor

Atallah.Fitzgibbon@irworldwide.org
Anna Albot

Anna Albot

Press Officer

Anne Kjaer Battel

Anne Kjaer Battel

Founder of ReDi School

Costantino Tenuta

Costantino Tenuta

Administrator

costa@waveofhope.org
Dominica Pecoraro

Dominica Pecoraro

Kent Refugee Project Officer

DPecoraro@diocant.org
Felix Ungowu

Felix Ungowu

Project leader

Itamar Mann

Itamar Mann

Professor and Lawyer

Rikko Voorberg

Rikko Voorberg

theologian and artistic leader of Stiching PopUpWerk

rikkovoorberg@gmail.com