The Athens Partnership
Athens Information Technology (AIT)
DAEM | CITY OF ATHENS - IT COMPANY
Athens Coordination Center for Migrants & Refugees (ACCMR)
ACCMR was created to help supervise and coordinate actors and initiatives, on migrant and refugee issues in Athens. The ACCMR platform offers a live mapping of Municipal and NGO services for under-served population and vulnerable groups.
The proposed idea envisions a groundbreaking service delivery, through the utilization of blockchain technology, which will facilitate access to services designed for migrants and refugees.
Security, privacy, transparency and accountability are major issues for strengthening democracy at national and European level. In this context, human rights, social inclusion and access to services should be strengthened in the years to come. The technology role will be crucial.
The proof that, a distributed ID-verification mechanism -in the means of a personalized engagement tool, will be the preferred choice to deliver most, if not all of the ACCMR services. And, an actively engaged society who purposely design, deliver and consume valuable services.
With a blockchain based, distributed ID-verification mechanism, hard to destroy, get lost and / or be manipulated, which will be accessible and easy to operate by people in need, in Athens. A decentralized application (DApp) will initially offer access to ACCMR services, through non-trade-able tokens. The application will be linked to the ACCMR platform, which will provide an overview of the services available to migrant and refugee communities.
Migrant and refugee integration and social inclusion, works towards ensuring multiple benefits to local economies and societies. Taking into account that refugee integration gaps are still evident across EU, there is an urgent need for innovative tools to tackle such barriers.
Migrants & refugees are the primary target groups. The stakeholder network though, involves more than 75 local and international organizations, along with the expertise of 5 ACCMR Working Committees, and the Municipality of Athens. However, we envision this network to rapidly expand at EU level.