WE ARE HERE FOOTBALL CLUB — Playing to Be Recognized

Receiving a residence permit as a refugee in Europe has never been more challenging. Refugees whose asylum requests are rejected (while their home country is not safe enough to return to) live without the right to work and have no access to social housing or social security.

The We Are Here Football Club is an initiative by and for people who are experiencing this in The Netherlands. Through the game of football, they have established a supportive community.

This project is a collaborative effort to bring the We Are Here FC into the public attention. By appropriating the image language of football culture, it gives the team members recognition as football players.

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This project gradually grows as collaboration between We Are Here FC players, Annette Kouwenhoven, Katarína Gališinová, and Menno de Bruijn.