The trampolin House is a great independent initiative – a user-driven cultural house – where everyone is welcome. The House was formed in 2010 by a group of artists, asylum seekers, students, and professionals in reaction to the way in which the Danish state treats asylum seekers and refugees.
The house continues to provide refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support, community, and purpose, it brings together asylum seekers and Danish citizens, refugees and other residents. Four days a week, the house offers classes and activities, legal counseling and a place for friendship with the aim of breaking the social isolation and sense of powerlessness that many refugees and asylum seekers experience (read more).
We are a self-governing institution with a board of directors, a paid staff, and a large group of interns and volunteers. Financial support comes from public and private funding, donations, and memberships.
The house has earlier received support from the government but the current conservative government cut off all the financial support in the end of last year.
So now The Trampoline House needs our help.
You can also visit the house if you are in Copenhagen with time to spare. This initiative can inspire us all!
The Washington Post did a piece (with video) on the Trampolin House in December.