inkluso.ch is the first Switzerland-wide online platform that promotes the inclusion of refugees and migrants by facilitating social contacts. We connect people who are looking for help with people who want to help.
We remain on track
Once this stage has been reached, we will be able to maintain the existing basic service, optimize it and make it better known. We have already invested a lot of passion, patience and time in building the website. After all, running a website as complex as inkluso.ch is cost-intensive.
To enable people from the French and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland to use the platform, inkluso.ch will also be made available in French and Italian. We also want to improve the user experience and need to test the usability. Based on the results, our webmaster will implement the optimizations. Finally, flyers and brochures will be printed and sent out to promote the project to organizations, institutions and the general public.
Going in deep
Once this stage has been reached, we can begin to further expand the existing services. In order to make it easier for those offering as well as those looking for jobs to find each other, the two-way exchange will be improved: in the job section, refugees and migrants will be given the opportunity to upload their CVs. This is a valuable opportunity for refugees looking for a job to present themselves to potential employers. Employers who want to hire a refugee can also find them more easily.
The housing section will be further developed according to the same principle: Refugees post an ad that they are looking for an apartment and landlords or shared apartments can find a person more quickly whom they can contact directly.
In addition, the chat function will be further developed. We can also obtain expert knowledge that will help us to win over employers and apartment renters for the project.
Once this stage has been reached, we can set about expanding the sections. We want to develop a "Marketplace" section. There, users can advertise all kinds of free things. From furniture to kitchen appliances, from baby clothes to cell phones. What is no longer needed or wanted will surely find a new owner there. This is not only socially sustainable, since many people hardly have the money to buy everyday items, but also ecologically sustainable. We will develop the marketplace in such a way that the exchange can take place very simply, directly and without a middle man or middle woman.
Closing the circle
Once the last stage is reached, we can add a "course directory" to our services. In this directory, we will list all relevant courses from which refugees and migrants could benefit, such as language courses, PC courses, sports courses or courses at universities. With the directory, we simplify the search for refugees and migrants and thus access to services and institutions.
The association for social inclusion (german: Verein für soziale Inklusion) was founded in June 2018 together by refugees and Swiss people in Zurich. Its purpose is to bridge cultural, linguistic and mental gaps between refugees/migrants and locals and to reduce prejudices and fear of contact. Among the initiators are refugees who have created the association for social inclusion out of their own experiences.
We focus on low-threshold, free services that are easily accessible for people with migration and/or refugee experience as well as for locals. We are impartial in terms of political, religious and other affiliations.
Our vision is a world where all people have a place where they feel at home. We are all volunteers in this project and do not earn any money with it.
Vadim is a lawyer from Belarus specialized in asylum law and human rights. He is committed to the observance of human rights, equal opportunities and against discrimination.
Mara is a native of Basel with an east-swiss accent and Italian and Swiss roots. During her studies of law and social sciences, but also through various observations, her desire for a tolerant, just world has increasingly intensified. She is happy to be able to contribute to this with inkluso.
Elena is 36 years old, of Russian origin and currently lives with her family in the canton of Zurich. She would like to see a Switzerland where people can share their thoughts and feelings, as well as a society where people meet each other with support and understanding. For her, these are all prerequisites for a successful life in our society.
Réka, 26, was born in Budapest and is a jurist specialized in human rights issues. She has been involved in social causes since her school days and continues to strive for a society for all.
Sara is 23 years old and comes from Valais. In Fribourg, Sara is studying communication sciences and Eastern European studies. She would like to see a Switzerland where people meet and live together on a friendship level, regardless of their origin.
Eleni is 31 years old and lives in Bern. In addition to her work at a human rights organization, she supports various initiatives in the realization of their ideas. She would like to see a Switzerland where people stand up for each other and work together.