After the successful meetup that took place in Barcelona last year, plans are being made for another gathering in The Hague, Netherlands, from August 20-22. The meetup is open to both FIGT members and nonmembers.
The program will have diverse elements, and we encourage participants to join all of the events/sessions to maximize the opportunity to connect with other attendees. However, there is a maximum we can accommodate. Please complete the registration form by August 14. Please note, if we reach the maximum before then, we will have to close the list. So, first come, first served!
When we heard that one of the members who attended the meetup event in Barcelona was attending an event in August near Rotterdam - the thought wheels started spinning. FIGT NL, together with two FIGT members, have put together a draft program, the goal being to meet, share, and connect. Details are still being finalized but will be similar to the following:
Sunday, August 20
16:00 – 21:00 Buffet of snacks & drinks and greetings
Monday, August 21
10:00 – 12:00 Morning Session
Voices of young TCKs sharing what has worked, what have they missed, and what would have been welcome during their global lives to help ease the transition into young adulthood. A panel discussion moderated by Kate Berger, a Child and Adolescent Psychologist with 15 years of experience supporting TCKs.
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Afternoon Session
Round Table: All participants will have the opportunity to exchange information, ask for advice, or seek cooperation possibilities
16:00 – 17:30 Boat ride with snacks
18:30 Dinner (at own cost)
Tuesday, August 22
9:00 – 11:00 Breakfast Morning Session
Are you interested in attending? The Expatriate Archive Centre and ACCESS are generously sponsoring a portion of the expenses. We are finalizing details for additional shared costs, and our aim is to keep participant’s contribution at or below 50 Euros/pp. As mentioned, space is limited, so please click here to register as soon as possible. Please send any questions to Kate Berger, Kristine Racine, or Deborah Valentine at firstname.lastname@example.org.