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Elena Ponzoni is a Post-Doc researcher at the department of Sociology (Faculty of Social Sciences) and at the department of Educational and Family Studies (Facutly of Behavioural and Movement Sciences). She is coordinator of the Refugee Academy, one of the expertise labs of the Institute for Societal Resilience (FSS). She is currently involved in the NWA-funded praticipatory research project Kracht van Ontmoeting, together with Ouder en Kind Team Amsterdam, Hogeschool InHolland, Verwey-Jonker Instituut and Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, which focuses on the challenges of parerting support professionals in increasingly diverse urban settings (FBM). She is also involved in the VICI-grant project 'Engaged scholarship and narratives of change in comparative perspective' led by prof. Halleh Ghorashi (FSS)



  • H Social Sciences
  • B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Participatory reflective research
  • Inclusion of Refugees
  • Parenting support
  • Qualitative research
  • Frame reflection
  • Engaged scholarship

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inclusion Social Sciences
knowledge production Social Sciences
refugee Social Sciences
action research Social Sciences
divergence Social Sciences
civil society Social Sciences
immigrant organization Social Sciences
social science Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

Creating Space: Enabling inclusion in social policy through participatory research

Ponzoni, E., 2016, Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit. 167 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
Social Policy

Responding to the Dutch asylum crisis: Implications for collaborative work between civil society and governmental organizations

Larruina, R., Boersma, K. & Ponzoni, E., 27 Jun 2019, In : Social Inclusion. 7, 2, p. 53-63 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
civil society

Jeugdteam voor de wijk en met de wijk: De werkwijze van het Jeugdteam Pelders-Hoornseveld-Poelenburg

Ponzoni, E., Beuk, M. & Schweitz, M., Apr 2018, Zaanstad: GGD Zaanstreek-Waterland. 76 p.

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Support oriented social science

Ponzoni, E. & Boutellier, J. C. J., 2018, Emerging Governance: Crafting Communities in an Improvising Society. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, p. 161-189 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

social science
knowledge production