Collaborative inclusion: how migrants-residents collaboration can produce social values. A reflexive design exercise

Ok, we’re in business then!

Excellent, @yara_al_adib!

We’ll be in touch very soon. Meanwhile, there are two things you could do to prepare this:

  1. Register for the LOTE5 event... wait, you already did! Well done. By helping with the workshop, you earn a LOTE5 ticket (the conference is not free, but you cannot buy a ticket with money).
  2. Add a short bio – it goes the conference website. Three or four lines is ideal. You can put it in your Edgeryders profile:, then click on the "Edit profile" tab. You'll find a link that says "Personal info". Click there, and write in the "Bio" field, then hit Save. You can also add your own website, Twitter handle etc.

Thanks a lot!


@alberto Done! Buzz me when you would like to have that meeting and please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is anything else I can assist with

Sorry I am not super active on the platform in the mornings, due to work, but I try my best to keep me self notified and posted :slight_smile: Grazie Millie :slight_smile:

Take part to the reflexive design exercise


Just a few words to let you know that I intend to take part to the exercise but on a part-time basis as I’m busy in the morning.

As part of the orgaizing team of the “Hack with Refugees” event, I can also share briefly as requested the main elements of this activity and how it connects with the three main criteria for the conception of services.

Kind regards

Philippe Drouillon


Intersting project

Dear all, 

Unfortunately I am only able to attend on the weekend! A link and a project that seems for me promising is they set up a free online university of refugees - I guess a great way to supporting the transformation of a problem into an opportunity. Hope to meet at the weekend and all the best!



Thanks anyway

Thanks @adrian. seems like a great project!

Looking forward to the workshop

I work for a non-profit social enterprise alliance that employs different strategies aimed at improving the lives and well-being of the thousands of Syrian-Armenians impacted by the ravaging war in Syria. I’m the only representative of the platform in Armenia and I multitask(social housing project in Dilijan, independent social workers’ unit in Yerevan, writing blog posts, helping some extremely vulnerable families to integrate, etc) and volunteer as much as I can. Here’s my session at LOTE5, feel free to join or be a part of the team :slight_smile:

What’s the difference between the team and the participants in this workshop though? @alberto

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The team is willing to work harder :slight_smile:

… otherwise there is no difference! It’s more me wanting to communicate that there is a small group committed to driving it. You are welcome to be on the team yourself :slight_smile: There has been a separate Skype so far. The next one is Sunday 14th. Do you want to participate?

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Sure sure, this is what I wanted to know :slight_smile: Count me in! What time is the call? Will do my best to participate!


15.00 CET

@iriedawta it is at 15.00 CET on Skype. Can you make it?

Will do my best to join you!



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I want to attend


I want to attend this exercise as citizen with a design background.

I hear a lot about the refuges in the media but have never met one. It seems like they are kept in a bubble, and so am I! Bearing in mind that many have just went trough a traumatic experience, it’s good to be keep in a protective bubble. But at the same time we have to learn to trust each, break the bubbles and cooperate.

I am not sure on the three criteria for the cases we have to bring, what are they?



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I would love to attend

Hi all, I am Nastasja, Polish-German from Berlin, living currently in Brussels. I am project manager working mainly in communication and organization of cultural events. I was participating at the hack-with-refugees weekend a couple of weeks ago where we developed a project idea on the integration of refugees in the job market. The idea consists in valorising professional skills and qualifications by supporting refugees to develop their first CV in Belgium, translated and adopted to the Belgian job market in face-to-face meetings. We are currently working on the development of an adopted tool/method together with psychologists and HR specialists and we are aiming to collaborate with Fedasil and public authorities in Belgium. I would love to participate to this event, meeting inspiring people, contribute with my perspective, broaden my horizon and collecting further ideas for our social inclusion project. Looking forward to meet you!!

would like to participate in the worshop next friday


My name is Florianne. First a bit about my professional life… I work in public health with migrant communities in Barcelona, Spain. My background is humanitarian worker in refugee camps and conflict affected areas (mainly in Africa) for various institutions. I have recently come back from Lesbos volunteering with the refugees with some friends with similar backgrounds. We were inspired by the work done by the volunteers taking on a huge share of the work of receiving the refugees alongside the usual suspects of the trade. We did feel that this amazing energy could be better harnessed to provide a follow up for people arriving so that they are not left stranded and without help once they leave Greece, or when they arrive at their destination. Taking stock of all the local groups and projects that are currently working to help refugees, we did wonder: What happens to people who do not speak any european languages or even arabic? What happens to the ones who do not read and write, or use internet? Is there a way to provide information on resources available along the way to refugees/migrants at their point of entry so that the ones who are less ‘networked’ are not stranded? We are thinking of these questions as we prepare to go back to the local volunteer groups we worked with in Greece. We have also started to linking families we have met in Greece with people willing to meet them at their point of destination. I don’t know if these are themes of interest for this workshop, but in any case I am quite interested to hear from all of you if you think I could contribute on behalf of our little group.

Best wishes!

Welcome aboard

Hello Florianne, welcome aboard.

We are delighted you want to participate. Please register for the event: in the text itself you will find  the instructions. We expect a full house.

Registration bug…

Sorry, scrap that. I just noticed a registration bug. Your registration is noted, Florianne. Likewise, those of Merel and Nastasia.

Registration bug solved

The “Attend” button is back. If you want to register, use it. Merel, Natasia, Florianne and Joe Camacho are considered as registered.

Participants notes now ready

The team has produced participants notes for the Collaborative inclusion workshop. You can download them here. Please have a look at them before the event for more enjoyable, smooth participation.

Be advised that we expect a full house for this event. Be on time!

I would love to attend

Hell everybody!

Im Joel, a bolivian living in Belgium for about 5 year now.

Im really interested in the event

I’d love to attend as well

Hello all,

I’d love to join the workshop.

In a way I have been a migrant for the past three years of my life. I didn’t leave my country because of major social/political/economical issues. I left looking for something different because I couldn’t fit in anymore with the cultural and social constraints I was surrounded by in my home country. A blessed and privileged migrant sure, still I can share part of the feeling of being alien and alienated.

As part of the team working on the OpenCare project I’m confident we will have the chance to include migrants (and hopefully refugees) in the conversation and to involve them in the designing of the prototypes.

I believe the workshop would be a good way to set the right mind set and get inspired on how to reach and involve the communities of migrants.