Monday 02 Oct 15.00

The refugee crisis - can we 'hack' it?

Hack Your Future

FOOD: Yes

LEVEL: Beginner

Many refugees and asylum seekers across Europe struggle to find meaningful work in their new countries of residence. This can have many reasons, but limited access to further education, language barriers and the lack of a local network are just some of the factors that significantly hinder newcomers from unfolding their potential in society.

Meanwhile the job market is in short demand for motivated software developers, with tons of positions that are hard to fill - or can't be filled at all. Automation and the ever increasing importance of the digital world leave little doubt that these job markets will continue to grow disproportionally faster than most others.

Here's one solution:

The initiative HackYourFuture therefore offers free coding classes to refugees and asylum seekers in order to teach them the fundamentals of computer programming and web-development in particular. After completion of the course they guide their students towards work via their network. They argue that integration is best achieved through the work place and that empowerment for refugees comes from having found meaningful employment and being able to give back to society. A third of recent refugees in Sweden are actually graduates*; more than two-thirds of those have skills which match graduate job vacancies - in many cases simple up-qualifying of refugees is all that it takes to lead refugees into value generating jobs.

How can I learn more?

There's a lot more to be said about this exciting program, so please join us for an afternoon on Oktober 2nd where the director of the Copenhagen branch of HYF, Christopher Klüter, will elaborate on the project which originated in Amsterdam, where 30 of their thus far 60 graduates are currently employed.

Christopher will be ready to answer any possible questions and tell about the experiences of both the Amsterdam and Copenhagen branch. There will be tea, coffee and cookies.

Find out more at www.hackyourfuture.net and see a video about one of their graduates here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxDUmVy8Qk.

*https://www.oecd.org/employment/refugees-are-not-a-burden-but-an-opportunity.htm



Platinum Partners

Capish100px

Premium Partners

Mediaevolution100px Qlik100px Verisure100 Axis100px Webstep100pxnew Playtechbgt100px Oneagency100px Neo4j 100px Edument100px Connectitude100px Securelink100px Omegapoint100px Advenica horisontal 100x50 Tetrapak100x50 Knightec100

Partners

Tieto100pxnew Handelsbanken100px Thirdbase100px U blox100px Yrkesorange100px Oddhill100px Tedkomp100px Stratiteq100pxbl Crosstech100px Lime color 100x50 Purplescout100px Frontiot100px Servicewell 100x50 24hr100px Lytics100px Softhouse100px Schneider100px Hotnew100px Ifacts logo partner 100px Resursbank 100px Pinmeto100px Terranet100px Bimobject100px Essiq100px Falconio100px Aveva 100x50 Seavus web partner 100 Humanit100px Avensia100px Relax100px Cybercom 100x50 Hittahem small Additude100x50 Forefront 100x50 Raygun100px
Sign in