Dach der Ideen will be a social network to connect refugees, helpers, organisations and institutions with each other and makes it easy to help or access help. In the long term Dach der Ideen will become an open space for the uncared-for, a community facility providing a social framework.
Kreis Darmstadt/Dieburg, Hessen, Germany, Europe
Wars and violations of human rights are causing a growing number of people to flee to Europe. The continent is faced with a huge challenge. In Germany, there are a lot of institutions for helping refugees upon their arrival, but there is a wide gap between the first help and a regular life. Our idea of networking between refugees and helpers is innovative. Our platform creates a modern and contemporary form of communication. Based on our European values we are committed to aspire towards a united Europe and a world at peace.
A partnership between helping people and people seeking help is one of the most important social elements, promoting cultural exchange, intercultural collaboration and integration. To reduce fears and prejudices is one of the main goals of Dach der Ideen.
It is our aim to create an easy tool for refugees and everyone who wants to help refugees! Dach der Ideen will help to reduce prejudice and create transparency, to perceive refugees as accepted members of our society. We want to enable them to get a better start in Europe. They should feel safe and needed as a part of our Europe. Once this is achieved, they can participate and contribute to shape our society and future. We want to create a community which is sustainable for everyone.
We are aware that you can not overcome all barriers with digital technology. That’s why we also want to establish physical social spaces („Makerspaces“) for workshops, consulting, further education, events as well as for interconnection and exchange between people.
We will start with a social network for refugees and helpers in Germany. The remaining tasks for the first stage – the social network – are more research, further planning, detailed concept evaluation, coding and design of the website / mobile app.
The website / app will also provide information for refugees and helpers concerning helping, getting help, refugee rights, the general procedure of seeking asylum. The instructions will be available in different languages and will include video footage and images.
To announce our project, we prefer local and personal advertising. We had the idea of a mobile information bus that drives to the different refugee homes. That way, we can get in personal contact and we can suggest the concept of Dach der Ideen with its advantages.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Our film about the need of refugee aid: https://vimeo.com/124773548