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About

Foundation

The Fronterra Foundation for Cultural and Sustainable Social Development is a non-profit organization, with its statutory seat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Fronterra was founded by a diverse group of idealists and professionals brought together by a shared concern and a common vision: A shared concern about the rise of radicalism and intolerance across Europe and a common vision how a new, community-centric approach could help roll back the tide.

Fronterra does not aspire to be a typical NGO. We do not have an office. We have no staff. We are a Pan-European network of citizens who, alongside their daily professional activities, have committed themselves to creating innovative ways to rebuild trust and foster collaboration in divided places. We believe our lean, agile structure is a prerequisite for keeping a curious and independent outlook. We continuously challenge our own ideas and look for unorthodox solutions to bring about social change.

The Fronterra network harbors a broad range of expertise, such as lean start-up training, conflict dialogue, PR, team-building and community development. For each project we collect the required expertise from within our network and seek collaboration with local reputable partners. We believe we can only achieve breakthrough results by working with astute, open-minded and foolhardy professionals and volunteers. We welcome anyone with the right mindset and skill set to join.

We realize our journey is a difficult one, yet we believe it is the responsibility of us all to defend the principles Europe stands for.

Fronteristas

Our network members, the so-called ‘Fronteristas’, undertake activities in areas such as field research, program design, event management, coaching, mediation, recruitment, fundraising and communications.


Raul Lansink

Raul Lansink

founder

Jana Plavec

Jana Plavec

photographer

Pamela Sturhoofd

Pamela Sturhoofd

filmer

Susan Bienfait

Susan Bienfait

board member

Jeff Balch

Jeff Balch

developer

Sabine den Hartog

Sabine den Hartog

facilitator

Visar Ademi

Visar Ademi

trainer

Irena Efremovska

Irena Efremovska

trainer

vlatko ognenovski

vlatko ognenovski

chef

Bledar Kola

Bledar Kola

chef

Josipa Terzic

Josipa Terzic

trainer

Vladimir Coric

Vladimir Coric

trainer

Ivan Rozic

Ivan Rozic

trainer

Mark Blaisse

Mark Blaisse

founder

Inga Kotlo

Inga Kotlo

developer

Elena Stavrevska

Elena Stavrevska

developer

Ana Miljenovic

Ana Miljenovic

developer

Victorine Jansen

Victorine Jansen

developer

Damir Neziri

Damir Neziri

recruiter

Dona Kosturanova

Dona Kosturanova

recruiter

Zaklina Temelkovska

Zaklina Temelkovska

fundraiser

Pepijn van Dijk

Pepijn van Dijk

board member

Partners

Our partners provide financial and material help. Some of our partners prefer to remain anonymous and are therefore omitted here


The goal of climbing big mountains should be to attain some sort of spiritual and personal growth, but this won’t happen if you compromise away the entire process.

Yvon Chouinard, Founder Patagonia

Do you want to contribute

Fronterra is always looking for capable and committed volunteers. Tell us what motivates you and how you would like to help.

Make a donation

We truly think your money is well spent here. And if your grant is substantial, your are welcome to witness how it works.

“Food, at the moment, seems to be the only unifying force in this highly fractured place” Ottolenghi

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