Stories of place

Where innovation & migration meet

Newcomer leaders during the COVID-19 lockdown

The stories of four resilient leaders and how they rose to the occasion during the coronavirus crisis

Through the eyes of Sousana & Nabil

Two Syrian entrepreneurs who are demonstrating their inherent capacity to pivot, adapt and thrive in uncertain times.

Through the eyes of Farid

Farid navigates his daily to-do all the while keeping his mind on the end goal: to accelerate the economic autonomy of refugees in France.

Teams need moral leadership, today and tomorrow

Times are changing and we need our leaders to change as well. Say goodbye to top-down leadership, and hello to moral leadership in the future of work.

Zoom in on migrant-led-innovation in 2019

Discover the PLACE Zoom on 2019 – your one stop shop for the data, insights and stories that propelled migrant-led-innovation over the year.

Newcomer talent is game-changing for your organization

Competition getting tight? Uncertainty getting you down? Newcomer talent might be your solution.

How can we #buildbackbetter in the new normal?

New points of view can make the difference between a ‘new normal’ that works and getting back to normal.

Fighting fire with data in the ‘otherness’ debate

More in Common is a project that is bringing data and insights to break down the divisive narratives that are polarizing our societies.

Learning from newcomers in the time of COVID-19

Discover how PLACE is adapting as an organization and learning from the resilience, creativity and adaptability of newcomer leaders in the time of COVID-19.

6 golden rules for impactful online learning

PLACE shares the 6 golden rules we follow to create interactive online challenges that keep people engaged and accelerate skill acquisition.

In the 21st century, what is a community without connectivity?

A toolkit for community builders of the 21st century to harness the collective power of virtual communities

Diversity is a disruptor, and your company needs it

Not sure how to ride the wave of the future of work? Bringing more voices to the table can help you find your answer.

When you own your story, the world is yours

By reappropriating her own story, PLACE Catalyst and architecture student, Duaa, was able to visualize her limitless potential

Embracing change and growing from it

A friendly reminder from Shawgi, PLACE’s Talent Manager – you can’t control the situation around you, but you can control how you react!

Invest in game-changing talent – invest in newcomers

Margaret Johnston Clarke, Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion for L’Oréal Group shows how forward-facing companies should see talent differently

When immersive learning has big stakes

It is becoming increasingly clear that ‘feedback’ is the currency of the PLACE community. And on April 29th, the PLACE Catalysts received a big investment.

Communities truly shine in times of crisis

The PLACE community came together for an online gathering during the midst of the coronavirus crisis to reconnect, recharge and simply be there for one another.

Accelerating Emerging Leadership

New voices. New Solutions. New Leaders. On Wednesday, March 4th we celebrated the launch of Emerging Leaders with The German Marshall Fund of the United States at the Canadian Embassy in Paris.

Abdullah, a tech-savvy teacher in the era of the gig economy

With one foot in the future, Abdullah is on a mission to bridge the rural/urban divide through adapted education that prepares youth for the growing gig economy.

Haneen, creative writer and champion of mental health awareness

Haneen never leaves her creativity or her words behind.

Siba, a creator of safe spaces

One day when Siba was teaching, one of her students asked if she would like to be her mother.

Seizing the opportunity of refugee entrepreneurship

FAIRE, the Fund for Action and Innovation by Refugee Entrepreneurs, is filling the gap in financial opportunities for refugee entrepreneurs through systems-level investments.

What happens when new innovators take over old spaces

Question: Where should migrant-led-innovation happen?
Answer: Everywhere. And where you least expect it.

Resilient people, and communities, are built through languages

The British Council is a global actor and PLACEmaker that actively builds resilience and promotes diversity in communities around the world

Learning can happen whenever you want, wherever you want

PLACE Catalysts are accessing a blended-learning model that anticipates the future of work.

Sharpen your skills as a coach with PLACE

We are looking for experts from around the globe to coach migrants and refugees in Europe to take on leadership roles on public issues. Does this sound like you?

Leadership models are changing for the better

On Wednesday, March 4th PLACE, The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the Canadian Embassy in Paris invite you to discover migration differently at the launch of the Emerging Leaders program.