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Opora’s Research team is a collective of highly-skilled researchers, with and without a Ukrainian background. Our mission is to offer evidence-based policy, grounded research and operational/managing solutions for displaced people, organisations and policymakers.

Since some of the researchers in the OPORA team have Ukrainian background (although working for Dutch academic institutions: Tilburg University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, Free University of Amsterdam) and organisation itself counts at least a half of Ukrainian employees/volunteers/advisors both residing in the EU for years or being displaced professionals themselves and have been actively supporting Ukrainian displaced people on the ground - it gives the organisation a unique and necessary access to the field. 

Since the beginning of May 2022, we have conducted various research projects regarding Displaced Persons from Ukraine in the Netherlands. 


May 2022

We conducted a broad analysis of the problems first arrived displaced people underwent. 

August 2022.

August 2022

We analysed the educational process for displaced Ukrainian children in the Netherlands.

February 2023

Resilience and Ingenuity: Young Ukrainians’ Experiences of Emergency Education.
An investigation into how Ukrainian children and young people have responded to the immense disruption to their lives and their education. 
Authored by: Veronika Skorobogatko and Juliette Bonnepart of OPORA Foundation.

January - June 2023

Displaced people from Ukraine Residing in Private Housing in Amsterdam.
Prepared by the OPORA Foundation for the Municipality of Amsterdam. 
Authored by: Mariia Shaidrova, Minh Ngo
Special thanks to: Juliette Bonnepart, Anastasiia Omelianiuk

June 2023.

Private reception of Ukrainians in Rotterdam is largely positive.
Research into experiences of host families and guests.

Over the past year, Rotterdam households have taken care of Ukrainian guests privately on their own initiative. These host households and their Ukrainian guests have had a positive experience with private accommodation. Host households have the feeling that they can do something for someone else and guests appreciate the care provided. In addition, the shelter contributes to a positive exchange of language and culture and helps Ukrainian guests to better find their way in Dutch society. The vast majority of host households may be open to offering private care in the future. In addition, there are points of attention for private reception of Ukrainians and other refugees in the future.

Authored by: Tamara A. Kool,Mathilde Compagner,Marjan de Gruijter,Anastasiia Omelianuk

December 2022

Needs-Assessment: Displaced People From Ukraine living in the Netherlands. 

Commissioned by the Dutch Red Cross.


If you are interested in collaborating with our research team, in order to contribute to providing evidenced-based change, please contact:

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