Get to know the newcomers, activists and volunteers we met in Athens, Berlin and London, as they share their personal experiences of refuge, welcome and the digital city.
I remember my first day here as the events manager, it was very abstract for me— integration... people working and living together... Two years later, I understand much more what it means to have a place where your heart goes every night.
I underestimated the importance of that. I also underestimated how traumatised people were. You can’t always see that, especially with the Syrians; they play with it, they have a lot of humour. Until I started asking about their stories and I saw how important it was to have a home, a home that is really secure. And the importance of welcoming people. Here we say ‘welcome to Refugio.’ This is now something that is part of me.