Migration, Communities

Wefugee.org

Creators

Who is behind this?

Cornelia Röper

Germany

Who is joining forces?

Think Big Stiftung

https://www.think-big.org/

Germany


Flüchtlinge Willkommen

http://www.fluechtlinge-willkommen.de/

Germany


Kiron University

https://kiron.university/

Germany


Flüchtlinge Willkommen is using Wefugee.org at the moment as an internal Q&A Community for their Supporters. We can also create closed groups and categories, that are invisible for others. Others are: Help for refugees with pets, Pack a Bag, Integration HUB e.V. , Syrisches Haus in Deutschland, Enabee GmbH and hopefully many refugee advice centres in the future.

Idea Sketch | Proposal

Proposal

Idea pitch

ONE platform for refugees to ask all their questions. They can support each other and get in contact with locals and experts from different fields.

It's the first Q&A community for refugee topics with verified experts.
Organisations and refugee advice centres can reduce the load of questions they have and are able to coordinate better with other organisations. So they can concentrate on questions where their expertise is really needed. Let's build ONE Community instead of building walls!

Why does Europe need your idea?

Refugees have a lot of questions concerning everyday problems, legal advices, etc. but mostly they don’t know where to ask them yet.
Even though in Germany, there has been a great movement of building up new initiatives willing to help the people with their needs. These facilities are still not working together as one.
This is why Wefugee aims to be a platform where all expertise from different fields come together to fulfill the common goal – to make the life of people, seeking refuge easier.

What is your impact?

Our aim is to build ONE Community consisting of refugees, locals and experts, to show locals the everyday problems of refugees and bring them together. Organisations and refugee advice centres can reduce the load of questions they get, so they can concentrate on questions where their expertise is really needed.
Wefugee will grow across Europe and be an open, European space on refugees concerns. With it we have a tool to see where help and information is needed and what the main questions are.

How do you get there?

The Wefugee community is based on a professional service community software which is usually used by companies to improve their customer service relations.
To reach refugees with questions, we build up cooperations with governmental institutions and refugee advice centres and will be linked as an option to ask questions online, instead of calling them. Furthermore Wefugee.org is going to be the interactive part of the official information platform (website and app) for refugees in Germany. Social media channels like Facebook and Twitter are used to spread new information, get more users and increase the coverage of Wefugee.org.

What is your story?

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Who are you doing it for?

Refugees benefit from a support platform, where they can find efficiently valuable information from experts. Refugee advice centres benefit by reducing the load of questions they have and by achieving a better coordination with other organisations. Society as a whole will benefit, when integration is becoming less difficult by transforming the refugees concerns to citizens concerns. Through more coordination and more efficient work, budgets can be preserved and redirected to where it is needed.

What makes your idea stand apart?

People fleeing due to war, climate change and terrorism is not a problem ending soon. Facing the new challenge of including these people kindly & efficient in society is the outstanding criteria why Wefugee was built. Wefugee improves the situation nowadays and addresses the future by creating a way where people come closer together and help each other sustainably.
Helping refugees to get started, connect them with people within europe and let experts work together, is one way to do so.

€ 46830,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 101830,-

Total budget

Major expenses

domain costs: 30€; server costs: 1200€; Software: 50.000€; Marketing: 4000€; travel costs: 1000€; development of specific features for the community and implementation of different languages (translation software): 12.000€; personnel costs: 33.600€ (Partner Management -contact refugee advice centers and help them with onboarding in the community; Marketing and PR; Overall Project Management; Website Development; Community Manager and Reporting)

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We are happy about everyone participating in the community of www.wefugee.org, talking about it or sharing it via Facebook. Let us hear your feedback^^

Team

Conny-Wefugee.org

Idea created on March 3, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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