Migrant

30 Mai The Outsider » – Interview of our Founder Laura Petrache

1) D’où venez-vous, Laura, et quel a été, en quelques mots, votre parcours ?
Where do you come from Laura, and, in a few words, what has been your experience ?

I was born in Romania but I have a profound love for the United States of America where I lived an important period of my life. I discovered there that excellence exists and the path of professionalism is made of a” savant mélange” of humanity, skills, open-mindedness and making decisions. United States of America gave me the chance to act and to innovate. Personally, I define innovation as a social, collaborative process involving artists, scientists, humanists and industry professionals working together on new problems and opportunities raised by technological and cultural change.

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23 Mar B1-AKT crafts for change with SONU

B1-AKT is proud to announce the partnership with SONU – Sorbonne pour l’Organisation des Nations Unies.

Crafting for Change is a project from the Development Division from Sorbonne for the United Nations Organisation SONU. This project aims to help communities in distress through the development of craftsmanship.

In order to achieve this, three workshops linking design students and craftsmen take place, two in Argentina and one in France. In Paris, refugee craftsmen are currently working with design students from The SorbonneUniversity.

Later this year an exhibition will take place showing the work from the three workshops where the public will be able to appreciate our craftsmen’s work and will be able to purchase some of the pieces.

The aim of it all is to create a positive image for these communities, refugees and rural craftsmen in order to enhance their social and economic integration into society.

More information on: www.craftingforchange.org

Special thanks to Natalia Baudoin.

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25 Fév Migrant Integration Lab / Migrant Entrepreneurship in Europe

Migrant Integration Lab / Europe

Laura Petrache is talking about migrant entrepreneurship, mentors & migrant relation, intercultural dialogue and networking By supporting migrant and social entrepreneurship we enable others in the wider community to recognize the contributions which migrants bring and this is a very important issue.

We are providers of a relational basis for resolving any difficulties and conflicts that may arise in the process of integration.In fact we are creating the best conditions for people who arrive in Europe to be innovating entrepreneurs, change makers as to act and create value by: Empowering migrants by building confidence, skills, access to opportunities and developing their networks with others and diaspora.

Promoting trust and good relations within neighborhoods, e.g. through welcoming initiatives, mentoring, etc. Creating additional ways of recognizing newcomers’ qualifications, training and/or professional experience Developing constructive intercultural dialogue and thoughtful public discourse Promoting a balanced gender representation, through awareness raising, information campaigns and capacity-building Helping them to implement their livelihood or entrepreneurial projects

Special thank you Laura Petrache Migrant Integration Lab Sustainable Solutions

http://migrantintegrationlab.strikingly.com/

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19 Fév B1-AKT Report on RAPID & SUSTAINABLE MIGRANT HOLISTIC INTEGRATION

2018-02-19 Report migrant integration solutions short version B1-AKT Yannick Le Guern Laura Petrache

 

MIGRANT INTEGRATION LAB

« A sustainable solution to a world-wide crisis »

 

The purpose of this report is to serve as a guide for national and international integration governments, actors and facilitators, policy makers, to turn a crisis into a societal, economic, cultural and sustainable development advantage.

This report is based on

  • The description of a holistic device of migrants* sustainable integration designed & created by B1-AKT
  • Practical integration experiments in 7 countries,
  • Feedback, evaluation and international benchmark as to extract efficient integration practices.

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28 Nov Iconic Pavlina Proteou – CEO of Beyond CSR

Founder and CEO of Beyond CSR, a startup social entrepreneurship organization, aiming at turning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into a Systemic Change and Impact Investment Tool, linking today’s to tomorrow’s business models. We map out the territory for grass roots initiatives, projects that bring innovative solutions that respond to social challenges. Currently we are working on 40+ project, on 40/50+ Start uppers and launching Social Entrepreneurship Clusters, the best idea of our grass roots solutions oriented social media Digital Diplomacy campaign on Refugee Crisis.

Read more on:

http://modelforacause.com/2017/11/15/the-1-line-strategy-to-grow-your-business-keep-it-simple/

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27 Oct Migrant Integration Lab – Assemblée Nationale Française

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14 Oct How Migrant Entrepreneurship could shape Good Long-Term Economic Growth of Europe

Umesh Mukhi, Founding Director, Sustainable Leadership Initiative,

The migrant crisis has been one of the most prominent issues faced by European Union. I think its crucial to find change-makers who are trying to create significant social impact by training migrants to become competitive work force for EU. I had a chance to meet Yannick Le Guern & Laura Petrache and ask them few questions about their initiative MIGRANT INTEGRATION LAB which aims to resolve such complex issue. I hope readers would be able to draw some inspiration and insights to follow their path.

  • The project seems to be very unique, can you share with us about what were the key motivators to pursue Migrant Lab?

Yes, indeed it actually is and not seems to be . As I encountered some of the issues that migrants are encountering now days and after an experience in Syrian ground, I wanted to build together with Yannick the co-founder of MIGRANT INTEGRATION LAB, a global European device permitting the sustainable integration of migrants and ethnic minorities. For us a welcoming culture is one that contributes by helping migrants, newcomers and their families overcome obstacles in all areas of life, while also providing business start-up assistance and targeted employment. This is why we facilitate and foster economic and social integration of migrants by supporting them in the development of new business initiatives.

 

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01 Oct Exciting New Partnership Announcement B1-AKT – Sciences-Po Refugee Help

Migrant Integration Lab- Sustainable Solutions and B1-AKT-Leading Sustainable Strategies & Paragon Communication are pleased to announce Sciences Po Refugee Help Leading Partnership.

Sciences Po Refugee Help is a student association working to uphold the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in France through short and long-term aid and integration.

Born in September 2015, at the heavily mediatised peak of the European refugee crisis, their goal was first and foremost to bring emergency humanitarian aid to street camps and housing centres in the Île de France region. Since, the association has also started working towards longer-term initiatives, specifically regarding the integration of asylum seekers and refugees.

More on: http://refugeehelp.fr/home/aboutus/index.html

 

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10 Août European Cooperation for Sustainable Integration

B1-AKT-Leading Sustainable Strategies & Paragon Communication and Migrant Integration Lab- Sustainable Solutions are proud to unite their forces to Refugees Foundation (e.V., Support for Refugees on the Run ) in Serbia.

Refugees Foundation was founded in Belgrade in August 2016 by two young people to make the world a better place. Since it was initiated, Refugees Foundation has been trying to improve educational and professional opportunities of young refugees.

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21 Juin B1-AKT and Beyond CSR – Game Changers: the 40+ Project

BeyondCSR within the context of its Global Goals on Sustainable Development Initiatives, launches in collaboration with Impact Hub Athens, on Tuesday March 14th, at 18:00-21:00 at the premises of Impact Hub “The 40+ project: The GameChangers”; with the support (among others) of: B1-AKT, European Parliament’s Representation in Greece, European Commission’s Representation to Greece, The Embassy of Israel, The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Greece, Hellenic Federation of IT and Telecoms (SEPE), the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the Hellenic Start-up Association, ESADE Business and Law School Alumni, the Circle of Inspiring Women for Sustainable Development (CIWOS), and the New Consumers Institute of Greece.

The idea: Global Goals 4,5, 8, 10; Tackle social, age, gender stereotypes and inequality, promote career change to 40+ age group.

40+project

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