An ESIC proposal[modifier]
Info about the competition[modifier]
The 2016 Social Innovation Competition focuses on social innovation for refugees and migrants. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000. The competition is open for entries until 8 April 2016 at http://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/innovation/policy/social/competition/. The questions are: 1. Project name (10 words max), 2. Tweet your idea (140 characters), 3. Provide a summary of your idea, highlighting how it aims to facilitate the reception and integration of refugees and/or migrants in Europe (100 words max), 4. Explain why your idea is innovative in the country or context where it will be implemented. Alternatively, if your idea is based on an existing concept, explain how your idea differs to this (250 words max), 5. Describe clearly how your idea is expected to have an impact (250 words max), 6. Indicate at what scale your idea will operate initially and how it could be implemented at a larger scale in the future, for instance in another region of your country or in another European country (200 words max), 7. Specify how your idea could be sustained over the next three years (200 words max).
More detailed resources at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/socialinnovationeurope/en/magazine/beyond-crisis-migrant-integration
Degree of Innovation[modifier]
Providing a digital space for communication and training in specific locations. The main idea is to use simple, Do-It-Yourself networking, a combination of wireless technology, low-cost hardware, and free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) applications in order to give access through mobiles and laptops to user generated learning modules.
Why is this innovative[modifier]
State of the art[modifier]
Single-board computers such as Arduino, or Raspberry Pi, are commonly used for DiY networking purposes, since such computers are open-source, relatively cheap, have low power demands, support multiple protocols, and are portable. PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware. Learn more below by reading our FAQs or start building one now, https://piratebox.cc/faq.
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