ECHO Mentoring Program
The ECHO Mentoring Program was initially set up to increase visibility among multicultural talent. Over the past few years, various organizations have committed themselves to the mentoring program, including Shell in the first three years. On shell’s initiative, ABN AMRO, KPN, and NS joined forces in the following years, with which the mentoring program grew into a broader network of mentoring. In the years that followed, various organizations from the public and private sectors joined, including KPMG, Schiphol Group, Hogan Lovells, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), Alliander, the Municipality of Amsterdam, Achmea, the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH) and Google.
The ECHO Community Summer School is an interactive program developed as part of the European MURAL (Mutual Understanding Respect And Learning) project initiated by the British Council. In other countries such as Germany, England, Portugal, Greece and Poland, similar workshops are offered to strengthen inclusion in Europe. We have taken this opportunity to develop and implement a program for students and young professionals from the ECHO network who:
- Want to strengthen their relationship with other ECHO community members
- Want to learn from the experiences and ideas of people from the ECHO network and vice versa
- Want to share and exchange ideas they have for inclusion in their own context (as a student or professional) and who want to develop a concrete plan of action for the short or long term goal