The INKOM aims to act as much towards the principle of social responsibility as possible. We want to have our place in the middle of society to be able to give every INKOM participant a complete overview of what Maastricht has to offer, but also to ensure a sustainability and social future for the INKOM itself. The topic of social responsibility is naturally very broad, so that is why we have two focus points to focus our attention.
Firstly, we focus on increasing the connection between students and the city of Maastricht and its inhabitants. We do this by involving the city of Maastricht more within the INKOM program. This year we added the events Maastricht is Yours, City Walks and Tasty Maastricht. At Maastricht is Yours the students can choose from different activities in Maastricht like a boat tour across the Maas and a tour through the caves. The City Walks will be offered on four days during the INKOM. The INKOM participants can choose themselves whether to participate in this event. Lastly, we have added Tasty Maastricht, a restaurant tour where students can eat at one of the multitude of amazing restaurants present in the city. Next to this we organize already a couple years the event Night at the Museum, a cultural festival in the Bonnefantenmuseum, where we invite every local of the city, so that they as well can enjoy the INKOM. In these ways we show multiple sides of the city of Maastricht, its activities and its restaurants. Consequently, we foster the connection between the students and the city, because of the fact that the students connect to the city already at the beginning of their time here in Maastricht!
Another one of our focus points in the area of social responsibility is to create more awareness on numerous social topics with every INKOM participant, our partners and everyone who visits INKOM events. We inform our partners as much as possible on our social and sustainable topics and stimulate them to become social and sustainable as well. An example of this is that most of our caterers offer a vegetarian and a biological or sustainable option. Furthermore we create more awareness with the INKOM participants through the new event Dare 2B Aware, on Tuesday 20th August. At this event multiple partners take part who through an interactive and game like manner create awareness on topic like sexuality, alcohol and mental health. The Police will for example be here with alcohol glasses to make you more aware of the bad influence of alcohol and the Student psychologists present an interactive quiz!