An article published by POLITICO shows that the migration crisis spurs corporate activism and individual charity.
From Brussels to Helsinki to the refugee camps of the Middle East, private-sector activists are pushing their own solutions to Europe’s migration crisis to address what they say is an urgent need to act quickly where the EU and national governments have failed.
In Europe, where state welfare systems and global NGOs are expected to deal with issues like the current refugee influx, there is a growing sense among many of these entrepreneurs and activists that they can no longer rely on old methods and organizations to deliver effective humanitarian aid or better integrate refugees in EU countries.
The response goes beyond the willingness of individuals and families to host asylum-seekers in their homes — a growing phenomenon across Europe. From community organisers to royals and bankers, this group of mostly under 40s is using digital technology, new financial instruments and local one-to-one interactions to calm tensions and limit the political and humanitarian cost of a backlash against refugees. (POLITICO)