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, storytelling, art, creative activities and food Migrationlab re-imagines how to acknowledge, communicate with and relate to each other in daily social contexts. 

We empower these communities to have a voice, take decisions and find solutions together about how to co-exist in their neighbourhoods and cities, co-create, express themselves creatively on topics that matter to them, work in teams, practice empathy and dialogue, and listen to each other.
As well as take action in their own local realities. 

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


Discover our work in Bari, Italy together with Mama Africa, Sociolab, Cherimus and local communities, organizations and institutions in June 2017. Our collaborative project is called SKILL UP, a co-working space for skills mapping, sharing and learning among migrants, refugees and local communities in Bari. The project is possible thanks to CitizensLab European Network and it received support from the Muncipality of Bari. The full story of our collaborative work is available here.

Our participation earlier this year at #01 Design in The Middle Workshop at MAXXI Museum in Rome is captured in this beautiful video. For 5 days in March 2017 our founder and director Laura M. Pana worked together with 30 designers and architects from the Middle East on future scenarios that can answer some of the most pressing challenges nowadays. Find out more here.

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.