Migration as Progress

 

The Mygrants’Days are a two-day event dedicated to the Trainees of the Mygrants Community.
50 amongst the best talents of the Community coming from various Italian Regions, will physically meet up in Bologna, at La Scuderia, and to take part in an one of a kind event aimed to “connectcompetecelebrate”:

Connect:
aspiring and potential entrepreneurs, innovators, and dreamers meet up with the goal of favoring a productive discussion and debate on how to facilitate the transition, for immigrants, from aid dependency to a complete emancipation

Compete:
divided into Teams, participants in the HackMyWay will analyse several entrepreneurial solutions already available in the market with the ambition of devising and prototyping tailor-made solutions able to concretely answer to specific needs expressed by immigrants

Celebrate:
promote the sense of initiative and an entrepreneurship by proving how, even in adversity, it is possible to identify new opportunities, find the resources, and take action, producing an economic and social value for both immigrants and host communities

THE AGENDA

DAY 1

December 15, 2018

Dedicated to the participants in the HackMyWay

DAY 2

December 16, 2018

Open to the public

HackMyWay

In this “knowledge-based society”, it is necessary to support immigrants to unleash and express all their potential. To do that, it is essential to ease the access to all those services leading up to the achievement of better life prospects for immigrants in a Country they desire and deserve to call home

WHAT IS HACKATHON?

A Hackathon is a competition where members of various Teams work side by side to share ideas, prototype, and develop innovative solutions by taking advantage of the power of digital tools. A unique opportunity to test one’s own ability, creativity, and the individual and collective sense of initiative. Having a winning Team, the hackathon encourages participants to do their very best, and it stimulates a positive competition aimed to bring out the best ideas

THE CHALLENGES

Information

Problem

Immigrants need reliable and real-time information, for them to know their rights and duties, make decisions with a wider awareness, and correctly access the services they need

Challenge

To develop channels for reliable information, able to generate knowledge, awareness, and ease the access to services

Education

Problem

47% of immigrants did not attend high school, while 88% of them did not attend University, and competences acquired outside institutions for formal education are rarely taken into consideration

Challenge

To favour the emersion and validation of formal and informal competences to take advantage of the background, talent, and interests of each immigrant

Housing

Problem

Immigrants have great difficulties in accessing traditional real estate networks since owners often mistrust and are prejudiced toward immigrants looking for an accommodation

Challenge

To create a process based on trust and concrete references where immigrants and owners may interact to concretely answer to their respective needs

Healtcare

Problem

Immigrants have difficulties in accessing the healthcare services they need, amongst them there are the registration to the National Health Service, and the possibility to benefit from the most appropriate medical treatment depending on specific needs

Challenge

To develop solutions that ease the access to healthcare services and guarantee the most appropriate medical treatment depending on specific needs

Employment

Problem

Only 4% of immigrants that have been granted a status succeeds in finding an occupation for more than 6 months, and too often immigrants carry out a working activity that underestimates their skills and abilities

Challenge

To update and strengthen the competences of immigrants facilitating their integration in the labour market, taking into consideration their skills and abilities

Credit

Problem

Immigrants have great difficulties in opening a bank account as well as in asking for and obtaining credit, simply because there are no adequate tools to evaluate their financial standing, credibility, and history

Challenge

To develop a system where immigrants may strengthen their competences on financial education and savings in order to create and measure their financial standing and credibility

HOW WILL HACKATHON BE DEVELOPED?

Participants will be divided into 6 Teams, formed by at least 6 people. The business ideas developed during HackMyWay will be presented on the afternoon of December 16th, in front of all the participants of the event.

Are you interested in participating in the hackathon? Complete the registration form by choosing the challenge you want to tackle before 14/12/2018.