DIY Ideathon - an idea prototyping toolkit for social innovation
Purpose and goal
Through the development of the SHARE platform (currently a prototype) - which invites users / participants to a platform for co-creation and self-realization by sharing and exchanging perspectives, stories, knowledge, challenges and ideas in the form of video clips - the project has created tools that meet the goal of contributing to a positive, co-introduction in Swedish society, in a long-term perspective, by supporting newcomers to create their own professional and social initiatives.
Expected results and effects
The SHARE platform (see website or contact the project group for more info) has been developed with and for the target group through an iterative process. The platform is an alternative introduction into society, through the opportunity to share, watch, learn, contribute and feel part of a social context. SHARE can, in a next step, be further developed, scaled up and managed to support people in a long-term perspective to go from passive individuals to participating citizens.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been carried out in accordance with the original plan. (See main activities in the appendix) The project made an early decision to collaborate with municipalities that have major responsibility for the establishment of newcomers. However, these actors had limited time for the project so it was a challenge to reach the target group. A lesson is to have project partners representing the target group already before the start of the project in order to get a more effective contact.