This group is a tech community response to the European refugee situation, involving a network of concerned individuals and organizations. Techfugees is a Minimum Viable Product, starting with a community sharing information about tech and startup responses to the urgent needs. Please post projects, products, hackathons, events, etc relevant to the topic. Please do not use it as a platform for opinion, but more SOLUTIONS. Techfugees is a way for tech people to interact with this urgent need and hopefully learn from the future. Its SUCCESS will be judged on getting the tech community involved and engaged with the problems faced by refugees. Therefore, Techfugees aims to create LINKS with existing refugee groups, charities, NGOs and refugees themselves to create a BRIDGE between these two worlds. Off topic posts, pointless 'noise' and abuse will be removed from the group as will offenders.
Techfugees’ Mission & Actions
Techfugees is a non-profit coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people. It exists to empower the displaced with technology.
Techfugees organises conferences, workshops, hackathons and meetups around the world in an effort to generate tech solutions for and with displaced people. It also curates and promotes the best projects it finds for partnerships & implementation in the field.
- We are politically independent
- We are here to coordinate and be supportive – we put members in touch people with partners, sponsors, experts via our community events and online social networks
- While we are not involved in creating or marketing apps directly to refugees, Techfugees will promote and push tech solutions as a way of keep technology in the global conversation about refugee issues.