The Minorities Forum represents the ethno-cultural associations of Flanders and Brussels and gives voice to people with a migration background. They do so in conjunction with their affiliated organisations and partners who, together, make up a comprehensive and flexible constituency. This vibrant network came into being by actively bringing together and activating many people, organisations and communities. In doing so, the Minorities Forum aims to inform and convince policy makers at various levels, in order to influence policies and, in doing so, achieve an open, democratic and inclusive society. In turn, the affiliated organisations communicate with their members and the outside world. Genscom developed one platform for the Minorities Forum, subdivided into subplatforms which allow every organisation to further develop their communication. This allows the Minorities Forum to realise the following objectives:
This allows the Minorities Forum to support its smaller member associations. These, in turn, can use the communication platform to realise their own publications to inform and activate their constituencies. An added bonus is the increased name recognition of the Minorities Forum itself. Talk about a win-win situation!
Affiliated organisations can use this platform to communicate shared viewpoints on specific issues. The platform allows viewpoints to be put forward as standard elements during a specific period and to be used in connection with articles on that topic.
Small-scale organisations can also use the platform to encourage their local groups to create local publications. This in turn allows local groups to communicate with their supporters. These local groups can also create their own publication through the Minorities Forum site, enabling ethno-cultural organisations to increase their visibility within the community.
Joining forces not only means spreading the costs. By using a system of joint purchasing, overall printing costs are minimised.