Refugees Welcome

Co-living network for refugees


CLUSTER: Services and organizations providing innovative services to migrants

START DATE: September 2014

website

CONTACTS

http://www.fluechtlinge-willkommen.de/en/
http://www.refugees-welcome.net/


KEY WORDS
co-habitation, decentralised housing solution, integration
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Refugees Welcome

whereMensch Mensch Mensch e.V. Postfach 65 03 05 13303 Berlin

who

PROMOTERS:
Mareike Geiling and Jonas Kakoschke decided in autumn 2014 to offer one room in their private flatshare to a refugee. Soon after, Golde Ebding, who shared their ideas of building a wider, nation-wide platform based on this very concept, joined the young team. A month later, Bakary, a young Malian man, was able to move in for six months into Mareike’s and Jonas’ flatshare.

BENEFICIARIES:
Refugees

what

BENEFICIARY NEEDS:
A new housing solution that differs from state-driven housing policies that force refugees into camps where they are subject to marginalisation and invisibilization.

SOLUTION:
Refugees Welcome is a digital platform that brings flatshares and refugees together. They provide assistance and solutions of co-habitation and financial aid for refugees. Refugees Welcome supports decentralised housing solutions for refugees.

why it is
interesting

Refugees Welcome has had a crucial role in promoting a different idea of housing policies for refugees. A “simple” idea through which the possibility of decentralised housing policies was boosted.

IMPACT:
So far they have been able to move 998 refugees into their new homes, 37 of them through Refugees welcome Italy.