About The Project
PLACE was born in 2017 to enable newcomers (including refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants) to be credible leaders, influential contributors and active shapers of European host societies. The project creates a link between migration and innovation, by making visible and accelerating migrant-led innovation. The end-goal is a change of narrative that will enable Europe to leverage migration for the asset it really is in cultural, social and economic terms. PLACE works to create strong credible migrant voices that penetrate formal networks and have a legitimate seat at decision-making tables. The project also experiments widely to create the means for migrants to demonstrate new narratives efficiently in live settings. Pilot initiatives have been held in Paris, Berlin, London and Munich.