On Tuesday March 7th the Impact Hub Budapest will once again participate in the annual ‘7 Days of Genius’ events happening all over the world. This year is of particular interest to us since the theme is celebrating the power of genius, with a special focus on creative ideas and thinking for social impact. For one week, communities will come together around the world to explore, debate, and celebrate genius ideas and innovations that have the potential to improve our lives by addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges.
BUDAPEST CHALLENGE | Tackle the idea of displacement and migration: How can we better balance security while also helping refugees and displaced people facing humanitarian crises?
During our event, we will have an input in form of a presentation by an organization related to our BUDAPEST CHALLENGE, a refugee who is living abroad and international volunteers helping in refugee camps. Then we will engage in an interactive activity that will stimulate our group to develop creative solutions related to the topic. We are hoping to hear viable solutions that can be turned into potential social businesses.
The 2017 ‘7 Days of Genius’ global festival will begin on March 5th and run until March 12th. It is sponsored by the 92nd Street Y, a world-class cultural and community center based in New York. They believe in the power of creativity and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world. We will bring this energy to Budapest and inspire our followers, members, and community to share their inner genius while there will be other impactful events all around the world during this week. Check the events out: http://www.92y.org/genius/events
ANNOUNCING 2 new partners and speakers at this event:
FIRST | The Artemisszió Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and cultivate the integration of socially and culturally disadvantaged groups. Their activities include encouraging communication and developing mutual understanding, increasing equal opportunity, fighting social exclusion, and developing intercultural training courses, educational materials and methods.
What it is like to be an asylum seeker or a refugee in Hungary today?
Artemisszió Foundation tries to help those who – despite of the unfortunate circumstances – would like to get ahead and find a home in this country.
Our Speaker, Diana Szántó, a Cultural Anthropologist, leading Artemisszió Foundation for 18 years, will discuss her work with the foundation in the current situation. Diana’s areas of research are International Migration, International Development and Civil Society. Her most recent fieldwork was conducted in Sierra Leona working with a disabled community.
SECOND | Techfugees is an international social enterprise mobilizing the tech community to respond to the refugee situation. Their goal is to generate ‘techie’ solutions that could potentially help solve the needs within the refugee situations. Techfugees is a structured network of engineers and tech entrepreneurs gathered through conference, workshop, hackathons and projects around the world.Back to all Events