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More Project Ideas listed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c4DNipNwPQ7Zhve5T06zcHpcTOIOso1pCAqhnevR9pg/edit?usp=sharing
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TimestampWhat is the name (or working name) for your idea?Is this idea affiliated with an existing initiative with a website? If so, please enter website here.Where would this project be implemented? What is the problem that this idea solves?What is the solution?Which single category best describes this project?Is your idea for a project coming from an existing organization?What is the name of the organization?Are you currently fundraising for this idea?What is the best way to donate to the project?What is the category of the donation method you provided above?Are you willing to provide your contact information to interested volunteers?What is the best way to contact you?What is the category that describes the contact information you provided above?What kind of volunteers do you need to make this happen?Would you like to provide us with your name and email address?What is your full name?What is your email address?Are there any existing examples that demonstrate your idea?Can you point us to existing examples or explain how your idea is similar
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3/26/2016 1:08:43Tour through Germany Cities throughout Germany Visiting refugees 7 months later. I have met many people in Greece and now they have settled in Germany. Will travel to them and conduct an interview to hear their stories 7 months later.Documenting the lives of refugees in Germany TravelNoNoYesualkayra@hotmail.comEmailCamera man/woman YesKayra Martinezualkayra@hotmail.comNo
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3/29/2016 16:46:17Volunteer search All affected countries where refugees reside The idea is when a problem with a refugee arises, whether it be finding someone to go with them to open a bank account, help with asylum process or someone needed immediate accommodation, we could have a pool of volunteers in each city. We could then access the list and get in immediate contact with the volunteer to get help. The volunteer would voluntarily add their name to this list to be called upon should a problem in their city arise.
All of the above NoNoYesualkayra@hotmail.comEmailActive volunteers in cities all across Europe and even the USA.
People willing to go with refugees to appointments and can possibly offer financial help as well. Never asking too much, but it may involve donating time and money.
YesKayra Martinezualkayra@hotmail.comNo
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4/6/2016 14:27:44
Behind the Numbers - a migrant story map
online
There are so many amazing stories of individual asylum seekers and refugees. But most are either undocumented or else scattered throughout the web and nobody can find them.
What about creating a centralized storybank? We'd love to see these available in one searchable map that makes it easy for people to submit their own stories - either migrants themselves or people working to support them.
CommunicationNoNoYes
tasha@prosper.community
Email
Media producers, web developers, online mappers.
YesNatasha Freidus
tasha@Prosper.community
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This map lets people layer stories with statistical data...http://www.communitycommons.org/docs/seattle-story-map/
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4/22/2016 9:38:11
volunteer resource guide
virtually
it's basically impossible for volunteers to learn from one another's experience online. for example, in France, if we have a family denied asylum or services, Facebook is our only resource to contact other groups and it's very unwieldy.
We need a central place to store stories about specific refugees and how they are treated locally. We'd like a "public view" people can scroll through and then a login area where projects contact details are stored and more information.
CoordinationNoNoYes
tasha@prosper.community
EmaildevelopersNoNo
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5/1/16Refugee Rights MatchingParis/anywhereHow to document abuses of refugee rights and maintain confidentialityAdaptation of this model, https://www.projectcallisto.orgHuman rightsYesProsperNoYesdanika@Prosper.communityemaildevelopers
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6/1/16Volunteer Matcher
ISA Refugee Programme
Calais first, anywhereTracking refugees to offer support and meet needsThe need to register refugees on a private system, protected from the government and thus protecting refugees from future implications on their asylum application, will allow volunteers to assure refugees that our only interest is to ensure we can do our best to care for them, and offer them whatever they need.emergency aid
daniyal.shajar@iisa.org.uk.
Daniyal
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Aid organisationsFinding shipping companies willing to take a few pallets a year or a few parcels only to be sent abroad (they often refuse as they prefer bigger customers with more numerous orders). Finding some agreeing to do it for free.
Map and list on website
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Aid organisationsKnowing who (from other aid organisations and collectives is driving a truck towards Greece or other European countries to take some boxes of aid), is going to drive through one's town so that, if there's some space left, some more boxes can be added to the load, thus reducing the cost of sending them.
Map with trajectories
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Aid organisationsFinding potential sponsors who could be willing to donate items or free services for the cause. Not only it is hard to find but it takes a huge amount of time to just look for the contact mail or number of firms we reckon could be interested. The filing of all these contacts (which is to be done too to contact them again after sending a mail for example) takes time too. That's a problem. I spend ages looking for firms, looking for numbers, making files of contact details, calling them having no answer, calling them and being told it's the wrong person, calling them being told no we're not interested at all. A list of firm names, linked to the contact mail, name and number of someone there, would save us so much time. Even if it would be a no, we know there's a slight chance they say ok and there's a sure chance we've got the right number.
Map and list on website
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Aid organisations
Difficult to be trusted by institutions and people in general.
Creating a special trust label with a logo saying something like "Recognised and trusted by Prosper". Even if people wouldn't necessarily know Prosper, it could help getting a better welcoming from journalists or town halls when organisations ask them an article to be published (I just got rudely refused an article by my town hall in their newsletter because of the cause being too polemical and the fact that my organisation is not well-known).
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Aid organisationsJournalists! Same problem than with sponsors here! It takes long to look for journalists agreeing to talk about your actions (when you find any). A list of the names and contact details of the ones who we know are interested in the subject would save us time. Map and list on website
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Aid organisationsSkilled volunteers in NGO admin and communication! Any volunteer is great but you often have people wanting to help whose skills are actually not really needed. Then you find them something to do but you still need someone to help with something more important. For example, I'd need someone with the same experience as me in fundings and working in organisations to do more funding bids etc. It requires a specific knowledge and I would not want any volunteer to do it as I know it would take him or her some time to be trained or some long time to just do it and maybe not in the best way. People to help with organising events are needed (to look for rooms, to write press releases, to organise the day, etc.) but here again, it needs some specific skills. Map and list of people who could help with their skills listed. It could extend to any skill then, from sorting to applying to a grand proposal.
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Aid organisationsSometimes, we get far too many donations with too little space, and we don't always have the money available to send it straight away to Calais, Paris, Greece etc. Or sometimes it's not appropriate donations for such places. I call local shelters regularly to know if they have any local needs but it takes me a lot of time. Somewhere where local refugee shelter or aid groups helping refugees in squats could specify what is needed would help dispatch rapidly, efficiently and less costly the donations collected that can't be sent to the prime destinations of the organisation. Webpage with map and list of needs + contact details.
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Aid organisationsSame thing about any other place where refugees are in Europe and Middle-East. To know the exact needs of all places to collect and donate responsibly.Webpage with map and list of needs + contact details.
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Aid organisationsStorage space! I have a massive problem of storage space. We store in my garage and in the treasurer's one but it's not enough and it tends to annoy the other people living in the house… If there was a webpage where people could register as potential storage place that would be great. I think the best would actually be (if not a proper warehouse), some lonely elderly people's houses. They would have people visiting, having coffee/tea with them, it would animate their house when there would be some sorting/packing days and they'd feel useful. I'd love that.Webpage with list of contact names and map.
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