Stories of place

Where innovation & migration meet

16 faces that are inspiring the future of work

How a series of striking portraits and strong visual representation keep policy-makers in line at the OECD

The Future (of Work) is Female

The Paula Principle states most women work below their level of competence. This is particularly true for newcomer women.

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.

Miora, explorer of learning and longevity

Meet Miora, who brings bold experimentation to designing PLACE’s programs

Ahlam, the first female yemeni street-artist

With growth comes change, and with change comes an ever evolving canvas

Shaping the next-generation of newcomer facilitators

Creating an exceptional team of facilitators ready to take learning to the next level

Celebrating new stories and new leaders

Let yourself be surprised by the power of newcomer talent on Monday, January 20th

Owning my spot in the digital world: Making my impact

The Catalysts are creating influence and impact across borders and platforms

Newcomer talent is game-changing for your organization

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

3 skills you NEED for the Future of Work

Be prepared for shifting skill sets. 52% of jobs that require these 3 key skills do not yet do so today.

Planting seeds in the private sector

For Sandra, the Country Manager of Ben & Jerry’s, companies have a key role to play in changing the perception of newcomer talent

Let’s shine a new light on Afghanistan

When you move from one country to another it is important to expect the unexpected. But one thing that has stumped...

“We are changing our way of thinking”

How Vanessa challenged what the media was telling her of migration by becoming a PLACE mentor


PLACE and Ecole des Ponts Business School are teaming up to shape new talents together

Thoughts on three years of PLACE

From creating pilots to changing perceptions – a letter from the founder of PLACE.

Need stronger territories? Invest in inclusive leadership

Learn how global infrastructure firm Meridiam makes strong communities through inclusive leadership with PLACE

Through the eyes of Farid

12 missed calls. 24 messages on WhatsApp. 31 unread emails. And it’s only 9:30 am. A year ago, this hectic schedule...

Through the eyes of Benyamin

Benyamin, an entrepreneur and amateur philosopher from Iran is harnessing the potential of avid movie-goers to enable new directors, and new stories, to emerge.

Through the eyes of Sabria

Sabria, a 28-year old former midwife from Kabul rides the Paris heat-wave with grace and purpose

Craving for Europe to be more innovative? Migration can help!

How can our societies produce more innovation in response to challenges? By diversifying points of view – literally.

Where can cities learn to manage interculturality?

A tool kit for making stronger and more resilient cities

Creating a shared narrative & thriving communities through cultural heritage

Leveraging, law, art and new voices to protect ancient sites and art, key tools in bridging diverse societies.

Getting swept away by Catalyst stories

Changing the migrant narrative one story at a time

The Paris Peace Forum: where the world meets

Mayada, fashion designer & doctor from Sudan finds inspiration at the Paris Peace Forum

From script to stage, Catalyst stories are taking shape

Get whisked away as the Catalysts share their stories live for the first time