Stichting Sustainable Expatriation is a new foundation established in The Hague, Netherlands, in May 2022. Our tech-enabled global social impact innovation project is registered in the European Commission investment portal EIPP-20201762 and is open for grants, sponsorship and funding.
Our mission is to enable inclusive multilateral dialogue and create an inclusive ecosystem for expat partner belonging, reintegration and career remediation. This will help to protect human rights and health, exposed to the constant and life-shortening stress of globally displaced dependent expat women and life partners of international assignees with the help of technology.
In 2022 many spouses, previously denied work permits, faced as a result of career gaps, unemployability when repatriating, social and economic inequalities, systemic discrimination of their human rights to work and an absence of tangible support. Our Foundation enables inclusive multilateral dialogue on the urgent need for remediation of the globally faced inequalities of expat spouses/life partners.
We see our primary focus to solving vast inequalities of mothers with children under 18 and widows with serial expat backgrounds who, despite intercultural and professional competencies, cannot find employment after career gaps yet hold unique intercultural competence.
This competence we aim to integrate into economic recovery with the help of technology and cooperation with business, the European Union, global recruitment service providers and the governments.
We raise awareness of the vulnerable position of the expat population, with a special focus on historically discriminated female expat spouses.
We are aiming to share our findings with the relevant UN organisations, such as the UNGP, UN Women, the OECD and the ILO, to regulate the situation of invisible yet devestating consequences of existing expatriation globally, affecting the health and lives of primary women, who end up unemployable due to the current unsustainable approach to expatriation from the national policies, prohibiting the dependent spouses from work, which involuntary violates universal human rights of women in many countries in 2022.