International cooperation

The problems of marginalised groups, such as drug abuse, alcoholism and unsafe sex cross all borders. The Rainbow Group shares its expertise in the field with other European countries, while simultaneously benefiting from their experiences.


Sharing knowledge

The knowledge we share is based on three pillars:

  1. Targeted expertise - The Rainbow Group is renowned for its humane and practical approach. This includes working with sex workers, the drug consumption rooms, needle exchange programmes, WIPs, and the buddy care service.
  2. Peer involvement - Besides professional care and support we also believe in the clients’ own strengths. Thereby we trust on the empowering effect of peers: people with a similar background, who can motivate the clients.
  3. Integral approach - Working together with different parties from different fields (such as healthcare, research, training and policy) and the target group, to improve our working methods and contribute to policy development.

International projects

Since 1996, the Rainbow Group has been the initiator and coordinator of European projects and networks, committed to social integration and health improvement of marginalized groups. In this context we work together with more than 300 organizations in all EU member states and neighbouring countries, such as Russia and Ukraine. Our projects focus on the exchange of knowledge, training, policy development and advocacy.

Correlation is a European platform working to improve the social integration and access to healthcare for marginalized and vulnerable groups. We work together with many partners, ranging from low-threshold support facilities to universities and policy makers. Correlation’s objectives are: improving access to social and medical support and improving the existing care and support services. In doing so, we focus on the important infectious diseases HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.

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INWORK is committed to meaningful Work and Integration Programmes (WIPs) for marginalized groups in Europe. This concerns drug users, the homeless, and people with mental health problems, who have great distance from the labour market.

For questions or more information please e-mail Katrin Schiffer: or call: +31 20 570 7829.

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