TECHFUGEES was born in London after the so-called "refugee crisis" in Europe in 2015.
After coordinating the tech community commitment for three years, TECHFUGEES is now organizing and hosting its second international summit this autumn, at one of the world's biggest startup campus, Station F, in the heart of Paris!
The first edition in 2017 brought together more than 600 participants, where one in five were refugees, to discuss the uses of technology in the migration-route and the arrival of relocated people in their new host societies.
This year, the TECHFUGEES community will focus on the settlement of newcomers and the role that technology can play in breaking down barriers like language, cultural, social, economic administrative and financial that stands in the way of real inclusion. Despite the increase of harsh language and political acts around the world, refugees and their families are settling themselves in their new countries. Neither victim nor heroes, they want to rebuild their lives.
How can technology break down these barriers and help build bridges? What are the needs of refugees? Blockchain, IA... What trends are emerging in terms of #tech4refugees to answer them? With recent scandals, data protection is at the center of attention. How does this translate in the # tech4refugees?
This year TECHFUGEES GLOBAL SUMMIT will devote part of its program to climate change. According to a World Bank study published in March 2018, the worsening impacts of climate change will lead to the migration of 143 million people by 2050, creating a looming humanitarian crisis. The world must, therefore, prepare itself and adapt to this new situation.
In response to this structural phenomenon at the heart of one of our century's significant global challenges - how can technology be used to start overcoming this challenge?