28 Mar What is MIICT?
MIICT, (ICT Enabled Public Services for Migration), is conceived with the goal of designing, developing and deploying tools that address the challenge of migrant integration through the co-creation of improved ICT enabled services with migrants/refugees, public sector services, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and other interest groups.
In service of this goal, MIICT proposes the development of “IMMERSE” (Integration of Migrants MatchER SErvice), a database system that captures the specific socio-cultural, economic and legal contexts of migrants that is shared with public authorities. Using a co-design approach, MIICT will design, develop and deploy bespoke solutions, building on the existing capacity and tools of its constituent R&D partners that address; a) the management of migrant integration, b) the customization of services to match migrants’ needs, and c) the need for sustained and improved inclusion of migrants by improving the access they have to labor markets via IMMERSE, an inclusive mechanism through which their specifics contexts can be understood and used to match them to jobs and development opportunities.
The project will take place in three broad phases; INSPIRATION, IDEATION and IMPLEMENTATION, within the wider concept of a human-centred design approach that aims to put the projects implicated actors at the centre of the design and development process, unleashing the creativity of the consortiums multidisciplinary experts to deliver tangible, applied and innovative solutions.