WeConnect is a web-based platform that aims to connect refugees with local initiatives in Berlin within the categories FOOD, ART, MUSIC, EDUCATION, and SPORTS. Through personal experiences, interviews and research, we found out that many refugees have a hard time to engage socially and follow their interests and hobbies in Berlin. Many of them don't have easy access to and lack information about local initiatives and organisations (e.g. sport clubs, cooking groups, workshops), that offer recreational activities. Furthermore, cultural and language barriers as well as mostly isolated locations of refugee camps complicate social engagement. To facilitate contact and intercultural exchange, WeConnect collects various offers of initiatives and organisations and presents them to refugees and locals alike. At the same time WeConnect gives refugees and locals the possibility to create their own activities within the 5 categories.
Contact: Duygu Cebiroğlu und Stefan Perlebach, info(at)weconnect.berlin