Category: Event

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...

Game Day with Hope Refugees F.C.
February 24, 2017November 20, 2017
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Game Day with Hope Refugees F.C.

Myrto Vogiatzi heads to Piraeus to meet a team with a difference. It is a quiet Friday morning and the streets of the Kaminia district, at the heart of Piraeus, are almost as peaceful as on a Sunday afternoon. In between its light-colored flats, some of the older buildings, once used as factories by tobacco...

Hack the Camp Pt. 2
December 7, 2016November 20, 2017
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Hack the Camp Pt. 2

In the whirlwind month the first Hack the Camp event, its participants have been hard at work developing their initial ideas into smart, sustainable refugee support solutions. The humanitarian hackathon, coordinated by US Embassy Athens, Impact Hub and the Onassis Cultural Centre, saw another three days of exciting collaboration and dialogue between the competing teams...

CAMPFIRE Innovation at Hack the Camp
October 31, 2016November 20, 2017
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CAMPFIRE Innovation at Hack the Camp

Last weekend, Campfire Innovation was at Hack the Camp as a community partner, supporting Impact Hub Athens, Onassis Cultural Centre and the US Embassy at the two-day event. The hackathon attracted experts and activists from the volunteer, technology and refugee communities. This resulted in two days of innovative projects that covered a broad spectrum of...