Author: Ioanna Theodorou (Ioanna Theodorou)

A Different World for Refugees in the Netherlands
April 18, 2018August 12, 2018
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A Different World for Refugees in the Netherlands

In February, our field coordinator Martina participated in a study visit through the “Amsterdam – Athens: Building capacity for supporting refugees”, run by the Bodossakis Foundation. Campfire Innovation and other three organisations (We needs books, Social Hackers Academy, Starfish foundation) from Greece visited organisations active in Amsterdam. This is an account of her impressions. We...

Starting to Ask Rather Than Assume
February 21, 2018August 12, 2018
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Starting to Ask Rather Than Assume

On Tuesday, November 28th, twenty-one refugees gathered with a vague idea of how the upcoming day, full of activities, would be spent. In the same space assembled five facilitators, who were unsure of what the day’s research activities would reveal, and whether the participants would even be willing to discuss and share their experiences. After...

What we learned from Effect.org in Athens
September 10, 2017December 11, 2017
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What we learned from Effect.org in Athens

The tech task force returned to Athens for a meeting of minds, bringing their skills and know-how to Europe’s refugee response. Last week, Campfire Innovation welcomed an Effect.org expedition. What is that? A group of people working in large companies like Google, Salesforce & Autodesk, dedicating a week to travel to Greece, learn more about...

A guide to being a short-term volunteer in Greece this summer
April 20, 2017December 12, 2017
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A guide to being a short-term volunteer in Greece this summer

As Europe’s refugee response evolves, you should consider all of your options before signing on as short-term volunteer. Some of you reading this may have decided to make short trip to Europe to help those working within the refugee crisis this summer. But before you set up a crowdfunding page, book time off work and...

Views from the Ground: Skaramagas
September 28, 2016November 20, 2017
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Views from the Ground: Skaramagas

This is the second article from our “Views from the Ground” series. Campfire Innovation is based in Greece and often visits projects, camps and key locations to identify the challenges faced by volunteers and refugees and the best smart solutions deployed. This is a is a collection of stories based on the places we visit...

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