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Four main problems while facing the refugee crisis: OECD Round Table on Local Responses on Refugee Crisis in Paris

Four main problems while facing the refugee crisis: OECD Round Table on Local Responses on Refugee Crisis in Paris

We were invited to the OECD Round Table on Local Responses on Refugee Crisis in Paris, organized by the OECD Leed programme in an effort to assist member countries in responding to the refugee crisis.

 

What are the main problems while facing the refugee crisis?

Our four main problems while facing the refugee crisis: OECD Round Table on Local Responses on Refugee Crisis in Paris

1. inefficient registration processes
- existing infrastructure doesn’t work well: many people are not registered at all: longer waiting process for asylum seekersand overwhelmed offices - how to change that?
- > No approach


2. Social Businesses
- play an important role, as they come up with innovative, scalable solutions
- problem-> solutions are not easily communicated to/ adopted by governments -> one reason is because governments are overwhelmed with projects presented to them
- > need for clear communication infrastructure


3. Lacking transparency of existing solutions and exchange among actors
- missing platform!
- need for structured information sharing and exchange!


4. Continuous collaboration seems difficult
- OECD tried to provide a platform for experience exchange in the past
-> forums created by the OECD to keep participants collaborating have not succeeded so far (people feel it a burden to join new networks)

Needed in refugee work


Reception competence and “integrated services”
- one-stop-shop as a solution for integration incl. solutions for housing, language, medical care, psychological care, identification of qualifications and work possibilities
-> often leads to a need for collaboration among differentactors (ngos, governments, businesses, social businesses)


Best practice examples from participants:
- Jan Braat and Oepkes Nienefrom Utrecht Municipality, Netherlands

- Jacopo Sarti, CoordinatorCamelot Ferrara/Bologna, Italy

Long term solutions:

Best practice example from participant:
Regina Schmidt-Roßleben, Kiezküchen GmbH, Berlin, Germany
GeraldBraun, Roxi, Entrepreneurship education for refugees and international students

Promoting tolerance and fighting stereotypes
Participant: Mohsin Mohi Ud Din, Director of StorytellingInnovation, Ashoka, USA
Introductionof the “Anti Rumours Movement”, Barcelona,
Link: http://www.antirumores.com/eng/project.html

Our To Dos:
- Inform OECD about socialprohub.org once it is available in several languages-> they can communicate it
- Connect (with) the OECDround table refugee group

 

 

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