Innovation for Refugees


Please join us at the 9th of July

With the increasing number of Refugees in and around Berlin, there is a pressing need to address the challenges of refugees and NGOs working with refugees in new and innovative ways. The Peace Innovation Lab Berlin will be addressing one of these challenges in a new project.

Currently there seems to be a mismatch between aspiring volunteers and organizations. Other innovative projects are already working on matching tools, see: Kommen und Bleiben. The seonc d bottle neck is the management of so many new volunteers. We will focus on this question. How can we support organizations in volunteer management? Tools, training, information, matching?

We will address this question in a small workshop on the 18th of June in the Town Hall. We invite the members of the Peace Innovation Lab Berlin who would like to commit to a longer project around “Innovation for Refugees”. The goal of the evening is to create a project plan and a organize a team to take the outcomes of this kick-start further.

We are also inviting experts from the field of Innovation, Refugees-aid, policy and project-management to share their skills and experiences. We are looking for people with experience in fundraising, communication, community building, developers, and project management to share their experience and input.

As we only have limited places, you can sign up through Eventbrite and indicate  that you would like to take this forward, or that you can share a specific skill with us or contact me directly: [masked]

Signing up here is not enough, don’t forget to get your ticket (free!) at:

Even if we are sold out on Eventbrite, do email me if you want to get involved and we will keep you in the loop. The next follow-up meeting is already planned (probably[masked], keep your agenda’s free).

  • Jun 18, 2015 · 7:00 PM
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19:00 – 19:15 Welcome and Short Introduction in Peace Labs innovation sprints

19:15 – 19:30 Intro on the situation of Refugees in Berlin and the challenge of volunteer management

19:30 – 20:30 Idea sprints and brainstorms

20:30 – 21:00  Round of proposals

21:00 Drinks


Berlin Peace Innovation Lab, as part of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab global network, focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace. The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab provides design frameworks, principles and methodologies for interventions that will increase positive engagement at scale.