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The 19 Million Project is located on  the second floor of Roma Termini Station. The official address is Luisse Enlabs, via Giovanni Giolitti 34. Take the elevator at the 34 entrance to the second floor and ask for Luisse Enlabs.  It’s an incubator space for start-ups that we will be working from during our time in Rome.

2 November
Context, Insights and Data

On the first day, the work will be focused on building a shared context for action: the refugee crisis will be explored, issues will be analyzed and insights from different perspectives will be shared with the help of leading activists. Human-centered design thinking will be introduced.

There will be a special focus on data that is relevant in understanding the issues with workshops on researching, gathering and analyzing data.

MORNING 9:30-13:30
Keynote and ignite talks.

  • Bertrand Pecquerie (GEN)
  • Federica Dolente (Parsec)
  • Adam Rodriques (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Migrant)
  • Serena Chiodo (Lunaria)

LUNCH 13:30-14:30

AFTERNOON 14:30 – 18:00
Design Thinking Workshop – Sina Mossayeb & Ed White
Data Workshops – Kit Cross (Fusion), John Burn-Murdoch (Financial Times)
Begin to form functional project groups.

3 November
Context, Design Thinking and Team Building

Full group participates in morning discussions and seminars with experts, activists and journalists. The workshops will focus on design thinking and team building in preparation for collaborative project development.

MORNING 9:30-13:00
Keynote and ignite talks.

  • Carlotta Sami (UNHCR)
  • Sonia Ben Ali (Urban refugees)
  • Alessia Giannoni (Cospe)
  • Judith Sunderland (Human Rights Watch)
  • Luca Cusani (Naga)
  • Marco Perduca (European Protection Now)
  • Stefano Liberti (Internazionale)

LUNCH 13:00-14:00

AFTERNOON 14:00-18:00

Introduction to design research – Sina Mossayeb & Ed White

Special Event
Presentation + Q&A
with Paul Salopek in conversation with Laura Wides-Munoz, Director of News Practices, Fusion

Workshop: Preparation for field research – groups and sites determination, building interview and observation guides Sina Mossayeb & Ed White

4 November
Stories and Storytelling

Who tells your story? The focus is on individual stories and how they can build a narrative for a major issue like the refugee crisis. Keynote speakers will share their work and approach to storytelling and workshops will explore narrative digital techniques for researching and reporting. Seminars on the major legal aspects of the refugees’ situation will be also provided.

Field visits to refugee reception centers and refugee shelters will be organized.

MORNING 9:30-12:30
Keynotes and ignite talks on real stories.

  • Eric Reirdy — Ghost Boat

  • Marianne Bouchart — DJ Blog
  • Livia Corbò — Massimo Sestini photography
  • Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham (via Skype)
  • Nicola Hughes (The Times of London)

WORKING LUNCH 12:30-14:30
Workshop: Preparation for field research with Sina Mossayeb and Ed White
Team Formation

AFTERNOON 14:30-18:00
Field Visits- 27 people
Optional Project Development
Workshop “The Roma migration: the Italian answer” – Associazione 21 luglio

5 November 
How to Build a Narrative

MORNING 9:30-13:30

  • 9:30-10:00 Guided team work with Ed White & Sina Mossayab
  • 10.00 -10.30 Welcome and interview to Zaina Erhaim – Syria Projects Coordinator and trainer for IWPR (Institute for War and Peace Reporting)
  • 10:30-13:30 Workshop with Sina Mossayab & Ed White

LUNCH 13:30-14:30

AFTERNOON 14:30-18:00

2nd group leaves to Babobab Refugee Center
Workshops & Talks

ROOM 1 — Newsroom

  • NPR – Kainaz Amaria
  • BBC News Labs – Simon Basile, Sylvia Tippmann, Francesco Negri

  • United Nations Populations Fund – Pam DeLargy
  • New York Times – Alex Garcia

ROOM 2 — Ignite Talks

  • Abrashi Fisnik
  • Mariana Ochs
  • Eero Sario

ROOM 3 — Project Room

6 November 
Design sprint with Ed and Sina 9:30 – 18:00

The results of work and field research will be downloaded, discussed, analyzed. A round of design guide review on the ideas will be performed, followed by a selection of the projects to prototype. The working groups will be built and structured.

Working lunch 13:00-14:00 with Jean-Marc Manach – The Migrant Files

7 November

MORNING 10:00-13:00
Making it Real: Prototyping

Project Development
Working groups for project development and production.
The work of every group will be organized by a team leader and facilitator.
At the end of each day team leaders and facilitators will share progress and challenges.

8 November

Project Development

Working groups for project development and production.
The work of every group will be organized by a team leader and facilitator.
At the end of each day team leaders and facilitators will share progress and challenges.

Working lunch: François Dufour – What’s missing from the refugee crisis coverage?

9 November

9:00 – 12:00 Short talks

  • Victor Abarca, creator of The 19M logo
  • Angelo Romano (Valigia Blu) – via Skype
  • Flore Murard-Yovanovitch
  • Katharina Dermuhl, Migration Hub
  • Solidarity now (Greece)
  • Francesca Mancini
  • Jacopo Ottaviani (The Migrant Files)
  • Andrea Bellardinelli (Emergency)
  • Giorgia Linardi (SeaWatch)
  • Paola Parri (Copeam)
  • Donatella D’Angelo (MEDU)
  • Sandro Triulzi (Archivio Migranti)

12:00 – 13:00 Google News Lab workshop – Elisabetta Tola

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:15 Skype call with Leticia Duarte, Zero Hora Newspaper, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
14:20 – 15:45 Screening “Welcome on board” (52 min) + Q&A Valerio Cataldi (RAI – Italian National Broadcast) e Ahmad Alrousan (Médecins Sans Frontières)
15:45 – 16:15 Diego Bianchi, Gazebo (RAI – Italian National Broadcast)
18:00 – 18:20 International Women Media Forum – Cassie Clark

10 November

09:30 – 10:00 VR Journalism workshop
10:00 – 12:30 Screening of the film: “Who is Dayani Cristal” Lina Srivastava and Q&A in workshop format
12:30 – 12:45 Rafael Fernandez: “Comparing the Syrian refugee crisis to immigration to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America”
12:45 -13:00 Karen Sampo’ – Carovane Migranti

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

AFTERNOON Working groups for Project development and Production

11 November

Visit to the Baobab Center
Project Work — the space is open 10-18

16:15 – 18:00 LasciateCIEntrare: Access, transparency, human rights violations – Panel

  • Gabriella Guido, portavoce della campagna LasciateCIEntrare
  • Valeria Brigida – giornalista
  • Valerio Cataldi – giornalista RAI
  • Fiorella Rathauss – Direttrice CIR
  • Stefano Galieni – le politiche della Fortezza Europa
  • Raffaella Cosentino – Repubblica

h. 20 Football (soccer) match between The 19 Million Project team and Atletico Diritti, a team made of refugees, migrants and students.
(campo Gerini, via del Quadraro 311 – Rome, beautiful location under the Roman Aqueduct)

12 November

MORNING The space opens at 10.
13:00-14:00 Lunch
AFTERNOON Second clinic on projects and prep for presentation and showcase for the next day’s CILD Awards Ceremony.

13 November
Showcase and Awards

EVENING h.19 CILD Awards Ceremony – Products and projects will be showcased.