Ashoka's migration and integration accelerator.
We believe that massive problems need massive solutions.
The citizen sector has shown great capacity in solving issues around migration and integration, but they are not growing, expanding, connecting and replicating fast enough to deal with the size of the problems emerging.
So we created Hello Europe!
An initiative to find and connect proven and impactful solutions with key stakeholders at national and European levels in order to replicate and accelerate their growth. This way the best local and global solutions can quickly reach the people most affected.
Germany – Austria – Turkey – The Netherlands
Belgium – Spain – Portugal – Italy – Greece – Sweden
The European Migration Summit
Brussels – 2018
Bringing together citizen sector solutions with policy experts at an EU level in order to create new mechanisms and infrastructures to enable citizen sector solutions to reach people on the move more effectively.
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How the Accelerator Works
Quotes from partners
“As a corporation with staff from more than 100 nations, we want to take up a stance. We see a great opportunity, especially in the integration of skilled employees into the labour market, however at the moment we are lacking appropriate concepts in Germany. In other countries tested solutions already exist. We support the Innovation Conference on Integration to get to know these and other concepts and to make our contribution to bringing them to Germany. We want to look beyond the German borders and keep spinning the wheel, instead of reinventing it.”Dennis Hoenig-Ohnsorg - Head of CSR Zalando SE
“Integration is a challenge for all societies which receive refugees. There is great enrichment in being in international exchange with each other and learning together, how it can be overcome.”Prof. Dr. Joachim Rogall - Managing Director of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
“Solutions to our questions, challenges, problems, and opportunities exist. We must use globalisation and connectivity for positive change. Someone “out there” has already tried it, done it, changed the way of doing it or invented a technology that helps to do it. This knowledge and those resources don’t migrate fast enough as yet.”Kilian Kleinschmidt - Founder Switxboard