Carpenter, student, born salesman, creator of good vibes, cook, future psychiatrist, entrepreneur, savvy scientists, artist. DORP is a synergy of beautiful people with different backgrounds. Do you feel like applying your skills and knowledge for a sustainable world? You just might be a DORPling. DORP 2020 will take place from 13-19 July.

Who we’re looking for

We need people who like to talk about innovation and sustainability, but more than anything we’re looking for people who really get excited about rolling up their sleeves. If you’re good at making stuff, a real go-getter or a very clever thinker and want to contribute to a more sustainable world, we’re looking for you.

Everyone can contribute to DORP. Heard enough? Sign up here.

What you’re going to do

In DORP we work in teams on circular challenges the week before Welcome to the Village. For a week you devise, develop and build smart solutions in teams before you put them immediately into practice during the festival. After a week of working hard, your ideas will be field tested at Welcome to The Village and you’ll have plenty of time to also enjoy the festival.

We’ll help you innovate on the spot by providing you with coaching, workshops and co-creation sessions to fill your head with new ideas and insights. Also, you’ll have a well-equipped work place at your disposal, with power tools and 3D-printers to start prototyping and develop your concepts.

DORP is above all a lot of fun. You do not only gain a lot of knowledge, but you also get to know a lot of nice people.

When you’ve signed up

With your team you’ll be working on your project at DORP on recreation area De Groene Ster, from 13 till 19 July. Besides DORP there’s of course enough time to enjoy the Welcome to the Village festival as well.

Sleeping and eating

We’ve got our very own DORP camping, but you do need to bring your own tent and sleeping gear. If you live nearby, it’s of course ok to sleep at home. Breakfast, lunch and diner will be taken care of and we’ll even throw in some snacks. Coffee, tea and lemonade? Got it. In our DORPsCAFE, you can even buy a beer or wine, for a small price.

This is it

What you get at DORP

  • a matched team
  • a week of workshops and inspiration
  • knowledge from the DORP-network
  • a fun and international community
  • very awesome surroundings
  • a place to work and technical assistance
  • five hundred euro budget for each project team
  • camping, catering and festival entrance
  • a fancy certificate and a very cool entry for your resume.

What we want from you

  • your presence during the DORP Kickoff, the date will follow
  • your presence at DORP (De Groene Ster, Leeuwarden) from 13 till 19 July 2020
  • to bring your best mood

Well, that’s it. We think it’s going to be great and we want you to join. So sign up here and we’ll see you soon! Want to know something else? Mail us at