Laguna Collective


Laguna Collective aims to contribute, from various angles, to the technical development of initiatives benefiting its respective target groups. 

Laguna collective is engaged in the further development of an empowerment method (METS), aimed to support refugees. The original METS method was designed during a European collaborative project, in which some members of the collective also participated at the time. We will develop this method further by attuning it to various specific target groups and contexts, like we have done for its application in open groups (METS-OG). Also read ‘Knowledge Sharing‘. 

Mobile Health Record
Laguna collaborates with employees of PharmAccess, Health[e]Foundation and Boat Refugee Foundation to develop a digital health record which refugees can carry on their mobile phones and share with health workers, and into which health workers and they themselves can enter data.

Common Ground Works
In Amsterdam we collaborated with the organization IMBY to develop a method (Common Ground Works) promoting mutual understanding and a sense of ‘belonging’ between refugees with a recent residence permit and other inhabitants of the city.