Virtual zone

The latest digital tools and techniques used by human rights defenders to raise awareness, make sense of big data, visualise research findings, and raise funds will be the focus of the Forum’s Virtual Zone. 

In the Virtual Zone, exhibitors will coach you on how to take charge of your digital security, manage fake-news attacks, tell a captivating story with your data, and much more.

Virtual Reality documentaries will allow you to connect with the realities of a Syrian father talking to his son just before crossing the sea to Europe (Sea Prayer), an asylum seeker waiting for the big decision (Limbo) and a young migrant in a refugee camp (Clouds over Sidra).

The European Asylum Machine’s documentary will give you a look into the migration hotspots in Greece and Italy.

The Virtual Zone also brings you a variety of FRA’s own initiatives. These include:

  • our data visualisation tool;
  • insights into how the Agency’s surveys are developed;
  • the European Fundamental Rights Information System (EFRIS), currently under development;
  • a prototype human rights bot developed following a winning proposal at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2016.

At the zone the secrets of successful campaigning will also be revealed. You can learn tips and tricks of storytelling with data from data visualisation software specialist Tableau.

The Virtual Zone can be found in MetaHall working space 1.

Programme

Tuesday 25 September

  • Virtual Zone Screen 1 | 08:00 - 09:15 & 11:30 - 16:45

    Rotating virtual reality documentaries

    • @15min Sea Prayer (7’05’’) A 360 ̊ experience based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, produced by The Guardian.
    • @30min Limbo (8’59’’) A 360 ̊ experience of waiting for asylum, produced by The Guardian.
    • @45min Clouds over Sidra (8’46’’) A 360 ̊ refugee camp experience through the eyes of a young migrant, produced by the United Nations.
  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 11:30

    FRA Digital Buffet talks

    FRA experts present the Agency’s digital tools, introducing the emerging European Fundamental Rights Information System (EFRIS), survey design and lifecycle at the FRA, and a human rights bot for Twitter that helps to combat hate speech and fake news.
     

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 12:00-12:45

    Aware and Active! - Practical demo on successful campaigning

    Learn how 400 young people organised over 50 local level activities aiming to change the narrative about people with a refugee or migrant background in Europe! You'ill hear how national level activities can be up scaled to the European level using social media and digital storytelling. A young refugee from Zambia will give a powerful testimony on how her involvement in the project empowered her to become a trainer for youth participation. Erasmus+ Youth in Action is supported by six national agencies.

    By Marcela Hajtmankova and moderated by Adam Elsod, Interkulturelles Zentrum Wien.

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 13:30

    FRA Digital Buffet talks

    FRA experts present to you the Agency’s digital tools, introducing the emerging European Fundamental Rights Information System (EFRIS), survey design and lifecycle at the FRA, and a human rights bot for Twitter that could help to combat hate speech and fake news.
     

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 14:15-14:45

    Humanise the data! - Data visualisation workshop

    Digital data experts from FRA and Tableau Software invite you to a workshop on better data visualisation and captivating storytelling. Take home practical tips, and improve outreach and influence!

    Joint workshop by Graham Patterson, FRA & Alexander Loth, Tableau Software.

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 15:00-15:45

    Check your facts! - Practical demo on fact checking

    Workshop and discussion to get practical tips on how to check facts and manage fake-news attacks.

    By Mikko Salo, FactBar & Kaisa Tiusanen, Ministry of Justice, Finland.

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 16:00-17:00

    Believing, belonging, behaving: building a culture of freedom of religion or belief for all - Practical demo on film in human rights eduction

    Join this session to learn how to use film successfully in human rights education.

    By Jennie Nordin, FORB Learning Platform.

Wednesday 26 September

  • Virtual Zone Screen 1 08:00 - 09:15 & 11:30 - 16:45

    Rotating virtual reality documentaries:

    • @15min Sea Prayer (7’05’’) A 360 ̊ experience based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, produced by The Guardian
    • @30min Limbo (8’59’’) A 360 ̊ experience of waiting for asylum, produced by The Guardian
    • @45min Clouds over Sidra (8’46’’) A 360 ̊ refugee camp experience through the eyes of a young migrant, produced by the UN
  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 11:30

    FRA Digital Buffet talks

    FRA experts present to you the Agency’s digital tools, introducing the emerging European Fundamental Rights Information System (EFRIS), survey design and lifecycle at the FRA, and a human rights bot for Twitter that helps to combat hate speech and fake news.
     

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 12:30

    Secure online – how to do it? Practical tips on better digital security

    Learn the latest on how to protect your security online and check in with the digital security clinic, incident counselling sessions and tutorials on digital security provided by the Access Now team on the spot.

    By Gustaf Björksten & Hassen Selmi, Access Now.

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 13:30

    FRA Digital Buffet talks

    FRA experts present to you the Agency’s digital tools, introducing the emerging European Fundamental Rights Information System (EFRIS), survey design and lifecycle at the FRA, and a human rights bot for Twitter that helps to combat hate speech and fake news.
     

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 14:15-14:45

    Humanise the data! - Data visualisation workshop

    Digital data experts from FRA and Tableau Software invite you to a workshop on better data visualisation and captivating storytelling. Take home practical tips, and improve outreach and influence!

    Joint workshop by Graham Patterson, FRA & Alexander Loth Tableau Software.

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 15:00

    A refugee’s journey – achieving change in public minds in Estonia - Practical demo on successful campaigning

    Join this session to learn how to build a successful campaign with very little, and still make a great difference.

    By Kari Käsper, Estonian Human Rights Centre.

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 16:00

    How to gain influence on YouTube via music?

    Join one of the most successful YouTube influencers in Germany to learn what it takes to gain followers and build influence on YouTube. The session is part of the FRF Ideathon.

    By MaximNoise, YouTube Creators for Change Ambassador.

Thursday 27 September

  • Virtual Zone Screen 1 08:00 - 09:30

    European Asylum Machine film demo and talk

    The Asylum Machine shows how the hotspots in Greece and Italy work, explains the EU-Turkey deal on migration, and screens a short documentary accompanied with an interactive web-doc where visitors can click around and learn about the asylum system.

    By Els van Driel, documentary film maker

  • Virtual Zone Screen 2 | 10:30 - 11:00

    Secure online - how to do it? Practical demo on digital security

    Learn the latest on how to protect your security online and check in with the digital security clinic, incident counselling sessions and tutorials on digital security provided by the Access Now team on the spot.

    By Gustaf Björksten & Hassen Selmi, Access Now.

  • Virtual Zone Screen 1 10:30 - 11:45

    European Asylum Machine film demo and talk

    The Asylum Machine shows how the hotspots in Greece and Italy work, explains the EU-Turkey deal on migration, and screens a short documentary accompanied with an interactive web-doc where visitors can click around and learn about the asylum system.

    By Els van Driel, documentary film maker

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