In 50+ locations in Europe there are now so called dinner ambassadors who facilitate for immigrants and natives to invite each other for dinner. We wish to invite all ambassadors to a conference and to create a model for communication and development for the network of this international force of good, to benchmark the different initiatives, find out what works in small, mid-size and large cities. All enabling the idea to spread even further for a more inclusive society and peace on Earth.
Xenophobia and social exclusion.
To have a plattform for all the existing initiatives, and through our active network be able to spread the idea all over the world.
By surveying all the existing initiatives in their challenges and success factors. Do a date request on when would be good to do a meet-up conference in Stockholm. Decide on a date and start booking travel, housing and set the agenda. Based on the outcome of the conference start building a digital platform for further communication amongst ambassadors. Plus set a strategy for maintaining and recruiting dinner ambassadors for longevity and further global reach.
1. Our societies, unfortunately as it is, often divided into natives and immigrants, or new and established citizens.
2. The volunteer forces who are running these projects, showing excellent skills in local leadership and hands-on working for a more welcoming society.
The idea itself, to share food with others, is as old as humanity self, but to do it in 2016 when cities are becoming more and more segregated, that makes it different. We are there when many people find it difficult to invite someone of a different cultural background to our homes, simply because we don't meet them where we live or work. That it is so simple, and yet profound, makes it different from others.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Project management, 10000 EUR. Travel, lodging, meeting facilities and food, 30000 EUR. Digital platform/web development,10000 EUR.