Social inclusion, Communities

Mira intercultural community

Creators

Who is behind this?

Ter├ęz Pataki

Artemisszi├│ Foundation

http://www.artemisszio.hu

Hungary

Idea Sketch

Idea

Idea pitch

I live in Hungary where government propaganda made refugees as NGO workers enemies of the nation, a stigma that is easily transferable to anybody, different from others. Mira is my way of resistance. What is Mira? It is a melting pot of immigrants, refugees as well as Hungarian citizens and expats who consider cultural diversity as an asset and value. Our activities build this community via intercultural programmes, creativity workshops, empowering activities, language teaching and sport.

Where will your idea take place?

Budapest, Hungary.

Why does Europe need your idea?

In Mira all decisions are brought together with our Council, a socially and culturally diverse group representing the community. Our working groups are planning and realizing programs that support connectedness and are also an opportunity for volunteers to join and to explore their own solidarity.

What is your impact?

A financially sustainable, developing and flourishing community, with a strong identity, proud to its diversity and ability to involve and to keep its members, and that has a mark on the city as well with its remarkable community space, a background to its future social innovations.

How do you get there?

We want to formalize work plan for each working group in the Council of Mira with the intention of empowering, integrating and involving. We want to reform the membership system and to make the activity of the members and the quality of the programs measurable. We also would like to create an intercultural community house, a visible and open place, home to all programs and to approach the for-profit sector with the idea of cooperation and the creation of the network: Friends of Mira.

What is your story?

I live in Hungary where government propaganda made refugees as NGO workers enemies of the nation, a stigma that is easily transferable to anybody, different from others. Fear and hate are at a record height. Mira is my way of resistance.

Who are you doing it for?

For ourselves: Hungarian, immigrants, refugees, expats who would like to make Budapest and Hungary a more equal, diverse and joyful place where they can enjoy the benefits of intercultural encounters and learning; vulnerable groups as women and children; private donors and companies; others.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

I would like to know If it is clear and understandable what we have described, and If not, where we can precise it.

Team

terez.pataki

Hanna Mikes

Idea created on Jan. 15, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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