#iiBuzz


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Helpathon at TU Vienna

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Helpathon at TU Vienna

TU Vienna is organising 13-15 November, 2015 a Helpathon focusing on mobile & web-based technology solutions that help solve challenges bound to the refugee situation. Everybody interested is welcome to join for free! More information: https://helpathon.inso.tuwien.ac.at

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Free German courses

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Free German courses

Austrian Integration Fonds offers a limited quantity of free German courses and has developed also My language portal with many materials online. Get more information about funding for the courses in more languages. http://sprachportal.integrationsfonds.at/english.html...

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The Refugee Emojis

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The Refugee Emojis

Refugee Emojis turns chatting into donating. It is a pro-bono collaboration of three creative parties (Superheroes Amsterdam, The FWA and Snaps) to raise both awareness and donations for the refugee crisis. The Refugee Emojis keyboard is a set of 36 emojis that symbolise the real needs of refugees. By downloading the keyboard you donate to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

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Jose Antonio Morales

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Jose Antonio Morales

Very proud to announce our first guest! He’s from Peru, living in Slovenia, with own and corporate business background in South America, US and Europe. He has founded a coworking space Aurora in Slovenia, works on networking of startup-ers from different countries around Europe and among many things he does, he is also the founder of the Fear & Fail movement with events across Europe. Enjoy...

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Bringing the right drive

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Bringing the right drive

Kudos to Caritas Deutschland for this simple and clear communication of the clue. We believe that tis is the right drive to solve the situation.

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A banking app for migrants

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A banking app for migrants

A London-based startup that lets people open bank accounts anywhere in Europe on their smartphone in as little as 3 minutes has a waiting list of 56,000 potential customers. Monese has built a platform that allows it to check the identity of anyone in the European Economic Area, letting people open bank accounts quickly even if they are new to a country. The startup is specifically targeting migrants, who can find it difficult to open accounts when they arrive in a new country. 
Monese’s identity checking platform, which pulls data from...

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Mentoring program

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Mentoring program

The Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) is a fund of the Republic of Austria and offers integration services on a national level. One of the actions bound to faster integration is their Mentoring program with current an open call for all, who want to join. “Mentoring for Migrants” is a joint initiative of the ÖIF, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, and the AMS job market service. The goal is to bring together experienced individuals from the business world – mentors – and people from a migrant background – mentees – and help them become...

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Refugee Guide

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Refugee Guide

“Welcome to Germany! This guide aims to provide information about the country you now find yourself in. It has been designed in response to common questions of refugees …” This is how the Refugee Guide, an initiative by Michael Strautmann from Hamburg, starts. It consists for now from 8 chapters about social life, personal freedom, community life all the way to environment and technology. As the authors state: This guide is meant for visitors to Germany, refugees and future citizens. Its aim is to give orientation at the very beginning of...

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Refugee Hero

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Refugee Hero

Yes, innovative souls are starting to react! Here we go with the first cool idea we heard of – Airbnb for refugees. If you hear of other ideas, please inform us! Their mission European government institutions cannot handle any more refugees The international refugee crisis is reaching an all-time high mankind has not seen since the great migration of World War 2. Shelters and government institutions all over Europe are operating at maximum capacity and cannot handle the increasing inflow of refugees. Unorthodox solutions are needed to...

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Refugee Innovation Study

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Refugee Innovation Study

Research helps understand. Therefore here an insight into the study Refugee Innovation: Humanitarian innovation that starts with communities published by by the Humanitarian Innovation Project, University of Oxford, July 2015 with support from the World Humanitarian Summit. Even under the most challenging constraints, people find ways to engage in creative problemsolving. Refugees, displaced persons, and others caught in crisis often have skills, talents, and aspirations that they draw upon to adapt to difficult circumstances. Although...

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