PLACE accelerates and leverages the innovation newcomers bring to Europe.
European societies need more and stronger voices with a recent history of migration to bring their perspectives and make their contributions to key economic sectors.

We accelerate talent and match it with opportunities for new talent in 4 sectors. Find out what role you can play!

Public Leadership

Upskilling for meaningful employment
in a shifting economy

PLACE creates a pipeline that is win-win for both newcomers and the private sector: newcomers master new skills and opportunities to access meaningful work and companies get matched with the diverse talent they seek.

ENTREPREUNEUSHIP

Upskilling for meaningful employment
in a shifting economy

PLACE creates a pipeline that is win-win for both newcomers and the private sector: newcomers master new skills and opportunities to access meaningful work and companies get matched with the diverse talent they seek.

Business

Upskilling for meaningful employment
in a shifting economy

PLACE creates a pipeline that is win-win for both newcomers and the private sector: newcomers master new skills and opportunities to access meaningful work and companies get matched with the diverse talent they seek.

MEDIA AND THE ARTS

Upskilling for meaningful employment
in a shifting economy

PLACE creates a pipeline that is win-win for both newcomers and the private sector: newcomers master new skills and opportunities to access meaningful work and companies get matched with the diverse talent they seek.

Become a coach or an expert

PLACE monitors all learning outcomes through external experts, who assess the participants’ learning journey. We also provide a personal coach to all our participants, to help them to reach their goals.

Interested in being a PLACE expert or coach?

Become a coach or an expert

PLACE monitors all learning outcomes through external experts, who assess the participants’ learning journey. We also provide a personal coach to all our participants, to help them to reach their goals.

Interested in being a PLACE expert or coach?

%

of PLACE program participants are refugees or asylum seekers

%

of learners have gained innovation skills exceeding industry standards for the future of work

learners in PLACE programs since 2017

%

of learners receive training-of-trainers and train on average 30 more people through PLACE

PLACE is working towards 5 sustainable goals

The place team

 

8 nationalities, 4 continents and 14 languages… we come from all walks of life, but here are a few points we have in common:

We care above all about people

We are perfectionists, self-motivated and relentless until we get results

We communicate openly and honestly

We need playfulness and challenges

We breathe through feedback

We put results and the team first

We excel at working across locations and cultures

 

 

Devika Singh

Head of Programs

Léa Drougard

Design & Events Coordinator

Charlotte Hochman

Co-founder & Head of Innovation

Shawgi Ahmed

Public Leadership Program Manager

Hugo Pilate

Business Program Manager

Michele Caleffi

Co-founder & Head of Design

Sophie Gholami

Community Animator

Sedera Ranaivoarinosy

Communications Manager

Yazen Waked

Co-founder & Talent Expert

Razan Ismail

Catalyst Manager

Miora Ranaivoarinosy

Event Host

PARTNER WITH US

PLACE gets its strength and impact from the power of community. Our work is heightened by the collaborative efforts of our partners: forward-thinking actors from different sectors and countries, who push the boundaries so new embodiments of power can arise. Together, we’re changing the narrative of migration and transforming it into a vision of innovation.
Join us today: work with us to change the game on a sector-level as a strategic partner.

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PLACE #BTS: Meet the team!
It's been a while since we introduced ourselves here so for the next few weeks, we'll introduce you to one team member every Friday!

This Friday, meet Selma, our Program Assistant 👩‍⚖️
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PLACE
#PLACERecommends: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

💡Every month, we want to share a recommendation that highlights migrant talent, voices, stories and cultures. Enjoy! 🎉

#NewNarratives #MigrantVoices #bookstagram #DiversityandInclusion #KhaledHosseini #TheKiteRunner
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PLACE
💡The end of discriminations toward an inclusive society comes from a change of paradigm, a change in narrative. Every month, in our newsletter The Loudspeaker, we give updates of the solution we put in practice to support newcomer leaders and host societies to lead systemic change. 💯

The next letter is coming soon: sign up here https://lnkd.in/eD7vJtd5

#InternationalDayfortheEliminationofRacialDiscrimination
#diversity #newvoices #newcomers
#innovation #diversityandinclusion #migration #FightRacism
PLACE
PLACE
PLACE #BTS: Meet the team!
It's been a while since we introduced ourselves here so for the next few weeks, we'll introduce you to one team member every Friday!🎉

First up, Michele: our Co-founder and Head of Design 👨‍🎨
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PLACE
The feeling of home comes from a combination of factors, ones you increasingly become aware of when you try to create a new one for yourself in a new place. 🏠

One of PLACE's program managers, Christie Bitar, wrote a piece for iMasterArabic about how language, a mother tongue, can be a home, but also a source of power and connection with other cultures.

➡ Read her love letter to the Arabic language here: https://lnkd.in/eE4UVJbN

#PeopleofPLACE #Diversity #Migration #NewVoices #Inclusion
#MotherTongue #arabic #language
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PLACE
Empowering newcomer women means providing solutions that adapt to their needs and specific situations.💡 This International Women's Day, we look at all the ways we've come up with to do just that and create pathways to more inclusion alongside partners like Tent Partnership for Refugees , École des Ponts Business School or L'Oréal Paris among many others! 🎉

🔎How are you supporting the empowerment of newcomer women? Tell us in the comments!

#diversity #newvoices #newcomers
#innovation #diversityandinclusion #migration #IWD #GenderEquality
#WomensEmpowerment #womansday #womansday2023