Following detailed research over the last 12 months, Ethical Property Nederland has already identified 6 projects that it plans to implement over the next 5 to 7 years.
These projects together form a comprehensive network of centres in the Dutch cities in which social change organisations are most active. Once established, these centres will also offer these organisations the opportunity to link in to the family’s national and international network of centres.
The two projects currently in the furthest stage of development are:
To date, around 30 organisations have expressed serious interest in moving their office space to a future centre in Amsterdam. The wish of these groups is that the Mundo-Amsterdam becomes a focal point for the activities of the social change sector, encouraging collaboration and making them highly visible in the city. Office space required ranges between 10 m² - 750 m² per organisation with a view to creating a centre of between 3,000 - 4,000 m² gross lettable area, with around 240 workstations.
An active steering group has been formed of 10 groups who wish to be involved in the co-creation of the centre. These organisations are active in the areas of global justice, the environment, human rights, overseas development, organisational support and women’s rights. A short-list of suitable buildings has been identified, first visits have taken place and research has been undertaken to assess whether they meet Ethical Property Nederland’s social, environmental and financial conditions.
The Hague is home to a large number of social change organisations, many drawn to the city due to its title of ‘International City of Peace and Justice’ and the presence of the Dutch parliament, international courts, tribunals and major Intergovernmental Organisations.
Ethical Property Nederland is currently developing this project in conjunction with The Hub, who will provide touch-down desks and incubator space for social entrepreneurs and innovators working in the field of Peace & Justice, while the remainder of the centre will be provided as permanent office space to larger NGOs and social enterprises. A number of Hague-based foundations have also expressed interest in coming together in one building in a central location.
The project is currently in its initial development stage. Stakeholder mapping and engagement is being undertaken, contact being made with potential tenants and suitable properties of between 2,500 m² - 3,500 m² gross lettable area being identified.
If you are an interested social change organisation, potential investor or property owner or would simply like to find out more about our plans, please call +31 (0)6 537 035 65
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.