Aktionstag am 20. Juni dem Weltflüchtlingstag
Das Team besteht aus KünstlerInnen, MenschenrechtsexpertInnen, ProgrammiererInnen und vielen engagierten Freiwilligen
Pressekonferenz: Anna Müller-Funk (Bolzmann Institut für Menschenrechte), Heinz Patzelt (Amnesty International), Habib Ghulam
Stadtplan für GEFlüchTETE
Our contribution to this supportive culture is the interactive, multilingual map – New Here – which offers refugees an overview of relevant services, organisations, offers and events, helping them to gain a self-determined foothold in Vienna. The entries range from educational opportunities and medical care to administrative bodies and thus cover a wide range of information relevant and interesting to refugees. The goal of New Here is to enable newcomers to find their way around the city themselves and to thus provide them with a degree of independence upon their arrival in Vienna. This will simultaneously relieve the burden on NGOs, who currently provide the majority of information dissemination services.
New here is based on a software solution developed by 23° (www.23degree.org) which can also be easily implemented in any other European city. A Content Management System allows NGOs, relevant government institutions, educational institutions and other groups to fill the map with information about what they offer. To minimise barriers in the use of the map, the user interface integrates a pictogram-based navigation system, which is largely language-independent. Moreover, users will be able to find descriptions of the different categories, along with user aids, in multiple languages. In addition, refugees themselves will curate categories for groups with specific needs, for example unaccompanied minor refugees.