What can I do with Welcome app?

Bigger reach

An easy and effective way to reach all newcomers in your municipality.

Collaborate with other organizations

Discover which other organizations around are active and look for partnerships with them to make more impact together.

Learn from feedback

Gain insight into how newcomers experience your activities and what is needed in the municipality.

Your activities in our web-app!

Only together we integrate! This asks for a platform that easily facilitates this. That’s why Welcome app launched a web-app for all organizations interested in supporting newcomers. This way you can easily activate the activities of your organization for the Welcome community in your municipality. At the moment we are active in Venlo, Leiden, Dordrecht and Almere.

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  • What can I as an organization do with Welcome app?

    As an organization you can work with us to welcome newcomers to your city. You can upload your events, workshops, language or sports lessons, fun activities for children, walk-in consultation hours, but also calls with your organization. You upload these via the web app in your own organization’s portal. There you can easily see which organizations there are in your city and what activities are organized by them. There is also a possibility to connect with them to make collaboration easier. You can also send messages to newcomers who have indicated that they want to be at your activity. At the same time, we ensure that Welcome app reaches newcomers in your city and that the events of organizations are visible to them through our app.

  • How does Welcome app differ from other social maps?

    Welcome app is different from the ‘traditional’ social maps. Social maps are often heavy websites, with a lot of text and a dry overview of projects or organizations. These maps are often not designed with the target audience in mind: information is centralized but not easily accessible (often only in Dutch) or action-oriented. They do not call for participation.

    Welcome app is different because it is designed together with the target group. It is a platform that informs people on an activity level and motivates them to participate. The activities that are displayed are structured in categories (language, sports, kids, culture, etc.), presented in your own language and linked to your location. In addition, Welcome app is more than just an app: we are also a community. We continuously collect feedback from our users and provide demand-driven offerings. In addition, we are available for personal approaches and we are always available for questions via our helpdesk.

  • Can anyone make an account in the app?

    Anyone can create an account on the app. We have developed a web app for organizations to make it easier to manage the activities. This is completely free.

  • Has attention been given to the management and maintenance of the app? Who keeps the app up-to-date?

    The maintenance of the activities is the responsibility of the organizations themselves. We regularly check the offers in the app and contact organizations if we see that activities are no longer relevant or current.

  • Is there a special portal for organization on Welcome app?

    As an organization you can log in to the web app. It is not necessary to download the app itself for this, you can log in on the computer. You can log in on the web app here.

    Don’t have an account yet? Create an account here.

  • What do you do for the security of the users of the app?

    We take the security of our app users very seriously. Activities uploaded by organizations are always checked by us first.

  • We organize dozens of activities every week, do we have to put everything on the platform?

    We understand that it is a lot of work to put all the activities on it. We therefore recommend focusing on activities that are interesting for newcomers. Consider, for example, activities where it does not matter what language the visitor speaks, activities that are free, or activities that are accessible to newcomers in a different way. You only have to post recurring activities once!

  • Are organizations compensated for the hours spent managing activities on Welcome app?

    No compensation is given to organizations for providing activities. We think we can be a useful tool to make it easier for your activities to reach the target group. The app is designed for them. This makes us different from other social maps.

  • We use our own website/social map where we already post our activities. Can we make an API with Welcome app?

    We share this wish with you – at the moment this is not yet possible, but something that is planned for the coming year. We would like to hear your feedback on how to make the web app as user-friendly as possible. Even creating an API will involve human work in managing activities.

  • How do we prevent all kinds of social maps from coexisting, so that newcomers can no longer see the wood from the trees?

    Welcome app aims to support newcomers in different phases of their integration process. All these initiatives are great and are exactly the activities that should be included in Welcome app. It is our goal to inform people in the language of the newcomers, in an accessible way, about all the possibilities that are available.

  • What is the target audience of Welcome app?

    Welcome app exist for newcomers with a refugee background. As a ‘local’ you can also create an account.  You can answer questions from newcomers and chat with all users of the app. You can also see the activities that are organized in your city.

  • Do I have to pay to use Welcome app?

    The use of Welcome app is completely free for organizations, newcomers and locals!

  • How do I create an account as an organization?

    As an organization, you create an account on the web app. You can then set up your activities here, so that newcomers to your municipality can find and book them.

  • Is Welcome app something for my organization?

    If your organization offers activities that are interesting for newcomers, then Welcome app is for you! Not only when it comes to activities that directly contribute to the integration of newcomers, such as language lessons or informative consultation hours, but also when you organize cultural, social or sporting activities. In integration, it is important that newcomers can participate in all facets of society.