#2.0 technologies

Crowdfunding for migration – The new Migfunder Initiative

  • 23 Febbraio 2016

At the end of December 2015, three asylum and migration experts belonging to the EurAsylum research and consultancy group launched a new crowdfunding project called Migfunder. Migfunder is an online platform that supports crowdfunding campaigns aiming to gather funds for initiatives in the fields of migration, asylum, humanitarian, development and human rights. Borrowing the pattern […]

“Welcoming is not simple”: experts discuss the reception and inclusion of asylum seekers in Brussels

  • 15 Febbraio 2016

On February 10th 2016 the representative of the Emilia-Romagna Region hosted a public assembly, organized by the Italian social cooperative Lai-momo and the online platform Asylum Corner, which saw a panel of experts discuss the challenges of reception and inclusion of asylum seekers throughout Europe. As the title implies “Welcoming is not simple. The challenge […]

Asylum seekers on the catwalk at Pitti Uomo

  • 18 Gennaio 2016

On January 14th, the renowned annual Pitti Fashion Show hosted a very unusual runaway show: Generation Africa. On the catwalk the creations of four African brands – AKJP (South Africa), Ikiré Jones (USA/Nigeria), Lukhanyo Mdinigi x Nicolas Coutts (South Africa) and U.Mi-1 (Nigeria) and the models who are also asylum seekers. The project Generation Africa […]

“Europe’s Gatekeeper”. Amnesty International’s insight on asylum seekers’ detention in Turkey

  • 15 Gennaio 2016

At the end of the year 2015 the European common migration policy has been dominated by the stiff conviction that, in order to solve the so called “migration crisis”, the Union should prevent them from crossing the European borders. From this perspective, the agreement signed last November 29th 2015 between the European Union and Turkey, […]

Social innovation for refugees: a successful story

  • 14 Maggio 2015

  Social innovation can be a breakthrough in the development of projects devoted to helping refugees. Until now, one of the most brilliant examples of what the implementation of business-like techniques can do to foster social work is the service provided by REFUNITE. REFUNITE is a non-profit technology based organization founded more than five years […]

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