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Status of the immigrant media case in the Somus project

Status of the immigrant media case in the Somus project



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  • Immigrants social media pilot EPACE & Somus with Moniheli
  • Done this far
    • Interviews
      • Infopankki
      • Jolly Dragon
    • Workshops
      • VTT expats
      • Public sector related to immigrants
      • Moniheli NGOs
    • Online discussion:
    • Setting up the project team
  • Collaboration
    • Somus
      • VTT, TKK, University of Tampere
    • EPACE
      • “ Exchanging good practices for the promotion of an active citizenship in the EU”, project by Ministry of Justice
      • Piloting good practices in activation of especially students and immigrants, utilization of social media
    • Moniheli
      • Project that aims to establish a functional network for immigrant organisations and associations dealing with multicultural issues
      • Coordinated by Multicultural Association Familia Club ry
  • Pilot
    • Social media pilot for the use of immigrant associations in the Helsinki metropolitan area
    • Developing and testing a participation model and supporting online tools
      • Combination of existing online tools and development of some new components
  • Method
    • Community-driven participatory design
      • Users as designers and decision-makers, when developing services for them
      • Researchers facilitate the process & give resources
      • Core team:
        • Immigrants
        • Researchers (EPACE, Somus)
        • Moniheli representatives
      • Some phases of the process are open for everyone
      • Ways of participation: meetings, online tools
  • Solutions forum vision
    • Solutions forum is a
      • positive meeting place
      • for both immigrants and natives
      • for knowledge sharing and problem solving
      • combining physical and online spaces
    • Place for finding solutions both for ad hoc and long term issues
      • Networking people who share the same interest (e.g. in integrating immigrants into society) and empower them to act on the issues they find important
  • Web Solutions forum Face to face events Database of solutions and solution makers
  • Events calendar vision
    • Digital event calendar:
      • supports interaction and dialogue between natives and immigrants & NGOs and citizens
      • encourages and enables everyone to participate in various events
      • enabling event experience to be continued and shared in the digital channels
  • Project implementation
    • Project team: Somus, Epace, Moniheli + representatives from immigrant organizations
    • Workshops & Owela with other stakeholders
    • Participatory project budgeting for some project work
    • Moniheli as permanent ”owner” of service, if pilot is successful?
  • Development process
    • Iterative development, 4 week cycles
    • 1st version should be in pilot phase by end of Feb/2010
    • Piloting and incremental development based on user feedback (starting March 2010)
    • To be discussed
      • amount of involvement
      • anyone else needed
      • involvement methods