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About us

About us

At our group, we use research to change how the world thinks of refugee integration. We are specialized in measuring and monitoring social progress, organizational ecosystems and social policy impact.

The RWII, Refugee Wellbeing and Integration Initiative, is a research group established in 2020. We work with and on behalf of governments, institutions and civil society bodies on cases relevant to refugees’ well-being and integration. Central to our values is that newcomers’ voices in scientific research must be at the heart of our activities.


The RWII is structured as a foundation in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Our multidisciplinary team of academics is committed to non-profit research. All the revenues we make we employ for the advancement of our cause.




Newcomers Integration Services Survey

This voluntary survey conducted by The RWII and commissioned by Gemeente Utrecht asks business questions to track the spread of integration services available to support newcomers.



The RWII Advisory Board

Karin Geuijen, PhD

Chair of Supervisory Board

Sergio Espana Cubillo, PhD

Vice-Chair of Supervisory Board

Phillip Wozny, PhD(c)

Treasurer of Supervisory Board


10. Januar 2021 um 10:00:00

The RWII Receives the ANBI Status

The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration recognizes Stg. Refugee Wellbeing and Integration Initiative (The RWII) as a public benefit organization (Dutch: Algemeen nut beogende instelling).

27. Dezember 2020 um 10:00:00

Societal Impact Award Nomination

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been nominated for Societal Impact Award 2020. What a better head-start for our initiative than a recognition this early on!

Open Science

Open Science 

We are committed to transparent and open access to science. For our research and administrative documentation, please visit our account on OSF. 




The Refugee Wellbeing and Integration Initiative (foundation) is recognized as a public benefit organization “ANBI” by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. Once the financial reports for the years 2020 and 2021 are available, you will be able to view them here. 


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