Migrationlab co-creates opportunities with and for migrants, refugees and locals to meet, interact, and inspire each other in cities across Europe. 

Through the transformation of urban spaces to public living rooms and the use of co-design, participatory activities, storytelling, art, and creative activities, Migrationlab re-imagines how to acknowledge, communicate with, relate to each other and collaborate.  

Based on the methodology we developed in different European contexts, Migrationlab also works with international organisations, institutions, and companies to co-create spaces of encounter and collaboration under the form of public living rooms and facilitates a co-creation process for their stakeholders and employees to work on complex topics such as diversity, inclusion, social cohesion, migration, culture, social entrepreneurship.

Since our start late 2014, we have been running projects in:

Find more details about activities in each city here.

Migrationlab Co-Design Workshop
World Receipe Exchange


Not Loud Enough Podcast
In collaboration with Canan Marasligil


Diverse City Co-Design Workshop
Laaktheater, The Hague 


SKILL UP Co-Design Workshop
Bari, Italy


Design in the Middle Workshop
Maxxi Museum, Rome

Discover how we improved the social relationships between migrant, refugee and local communities in The Netherlands and how Migrationlab grew as an organization in 2016. 

The activities were possible thanks to the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and ECF Idea Camp R&D Grant. You can access the report online and download it in PDF.



A new participatory European Network for local actors of change. 

The programme is implemented by MitOst in cooperation with Stiftung Mercator, Robert Bosch Stiftung and the European Cultural Foundation.