MIGRATION IS A CHANCE FOR OUR SOCIETIES
TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
how can we create the best conditions for newcomers to Europe to be innovators, in a position to act and create value ?
Omar is a software engineer, violin player and opera singer from Syria. In Syria he completed his studies in Information Technology and volunteered with the Red Cross for 6years.
Thoeiba Mohamed Elamin
Thoebia, a medical doctor from Sudan has been in France for the last three years. In Sudan, she specialized in public health matters, delivering awareness programs to youth on HIV and AIDS.
A natural with languages, Rohulla has spent most of his life as a refugee. He speaks Norwegian, Farsi, Paschtu, Hindi, English, French, Arabic fluently and believes his unique upbringing has allowed him to develop the ability to not only communicate but collaborate with diverse cultures.
Asmaa Mohamed Salih
Asmaa is a lawyer from North Sudan. She attended Cairo University in Egypt where she obtained her Master’s in Social Law. She came to France to study International Law at the Sorbonne for one month and decided to stay after she completed the program.
wants to show migrant-led innovation in practice.
By running innovation labs where people have a chance to create products and services in response to their needs, and sharing the results of these labs with a wide public.
PLACE is led by a
European collective of PLACEmakers.
PLACE provides newcomers to European cities and people
from the host civil societies with the opportunities to create amazing products
and services in response to challenges they face.
PLACE IS HAPPENING
in cities around Europe.
The first pilot launched early 2017 in Paris.
Others pilots will be launching soon in other capitals across Europe. Watch this space.
Each PLACE pilot is developed by local partners and the PLACE Network Team.
You too can develop a PLACE pilot in your city with us.
of PLACE’s lab participants are people
with a recent history of migration.
of them are women.
come from a variety of backgrounds, including
architecture, journalism, engineering, health services
and the Arts.
Meet current PLACEmakers:
Who are the PLACE Network Team?
Associate at Wow!Labs
Co-founder, Head of design and Associate at Wow!Labs
Sarah Ann McRae
Sourcer and Lab Producer
Recents Facebook News
Big news from @nabil! Talented chef, PLACE Innovator and entrepreneur, Nabil is opening his own Syrian restaurant Narenj, this coming spring in Orléans. Congratulations 👏#PLACEInnovators #LifeofPLACE. Read about his exciting plans on Francebleu 👇
First 5 nuggets from our experiments We called the first Season of PLACE ‘the Paris pilot’ for good reasons - its very purpose was to test things in situ, so we could all learn what works and what doesn’t in trying to create enabling environments for newcomers....read more