Some of Europe’s best designers, coders, architects and urban planners (with and without refugee status) are gathering in Berlin this first weekend of June 2016 to discover how technology can improve living conditions for displaced people around the world. HackSpace is opening up its six-story building in the center of Berlin and partnering with best in class […]
This week Tom Hayton from Techfugees HQ team is in Helsinki to mentor on ”Newcomer Bootcamp”– a 3 day small business boot camp for refugees that’s running alongside Arctic15. The idea is to provide a business ”tool kit” for war-displaced people who want to set up their own enterprises, consisting of presentations, brainstorming, team building, […]
On the 21st-22nd of may in Torino, the second Italian edition of Techfugees will take place. This Techfugees hackathon, aims at developing innovative solutions to help humanitarian organisations that work with incoming refugees, raise funds in emergency situations in new ways that disrupt the donation sms. The second italian event of Techfugees will take place in […]
The 22nd till the 24th of April Techfugees Amsterdam-Eindhoven united with Empowerhack and Hack Your Future for a health and education hackathon in Amsterdam at CREA Amsterdam with an emphasis on the wellbeing of refugee women and girls. Indeed, refugee women and girls represent over half of the refugee population in the world and face specific risks. For Techfugees […]
What’s happened in the last few months has been astounding. From the day I created a simple Facebook group and Twitter feed in September to today, we’ve had two major conferences in London, a day-long global live stream, multiple hackathons in many cities and countries, name-checks at the highest levels (e.g. Syria Donors Conference) and a burgeoning number of Techfugees “Chapters” have mushroomed around the world (in fact, so fast we have barely had time to update the web site!). We’ve engaged with major NGO agencies and caught the attention of the global media.
It would be a shame if all that good will petered out into nothing, when we know in our heart of hearts that technology has an enormous amount to bring to the refugee situation either in terms of empowering them directly or empowering the agencies that try to help them, from the beginning of their journey to their integration into a new country.
The Techfugees Paris Chapter is made up of a group of active and engaged members from the French tech and entrepreneurial communities all looking for solutions to improve the lives of refugees in Europe. As a first step towards achieving this, we will be hosting France’s FIRST Techfugees Hackathon on the 12th and 13th of […]
The first Techfugees NY creative conference will take place on February 9 in New York City. The event will bring together expertise from tech, design, innovation, media and other communities to explore solutions to the global refugee crisis. Techfugees NY will bring together the smartest minds in technology, design, innovation, media and humanitarian work for […]
Techfugees Launches Global Consultation Week (27 Jan – 5 Feb) Submit projects here: http://bit.ly/TechfugeesGlobal Edit our Wiki here: http://bitly.com/techfugeeshackpad Tune in to the #TechfugeesLIVE online event on 3 Feb here: http://bitly.com/techfugeesvideo • Techfugees projects & findings to be presented to Syria Donors Conference 2016 at 10 Downing Street • Global #TechfugeesLIVE live streaming event to discuss tech […]
We’re excited to announce a new Techfugees conference in London, which will be designed to once again bring together the incredibly creative tech community with the organizations dealing with the European Refugee crisis. The main aims of the event will be to bring back together the key players involved, re-cap what has been achieved so […]
Techfugees Conference & Hackathon Moved by the plight of refugees in Europe, a number of technology industry people have formed a small voluntary team to create the free, non-profit, “Techfugees” conference on October 1st in Central London, at Skillsmatter. Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/techfugees-tickets-18649944486 On October 2nd we will be running a “Hackathon” with the Telefonica-backed accelerator, […]