In the Netherlands and many other multicultural societies, children grow up in segregated neigbourhoods due to socio-economic and ethnic segregation. Children live in the same city or region, but in different worlds. It is therefore not self-evident to get in contact with children of different backgrounds, and develop skills for intercultural citizenship.
The project acts on this by enabling these children to have positive experiences with peers from other environments. This means – on an individual level – that children are able to develop competencies necessary for dealing with diversity. On societal level this can be expected to have a positive effect on social cohesion.