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An invitation to cities from Mi-Friendly Cities project


Do you know what works in making cities migration friendly and successful? We need your help!

Mi-Friendly Cities is an exciting new partnership led by the City of Coventry and funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative. See what they are doing here:
MigrationWork is one of eleven partners and we are leading on developing socially innovative migrant-led projects in health, housing, employment and active citizenship. They will:
  • Collect examples of successful projects across Europe and use them to inspire local migrants to think how they could transform the West Midlands
  • Help them develop their ideas into projects
  • Provide seed funding for up to 15 of the projects
  • Mentor the migrants running the projects
And this is where you can be involved. They will also create and support a virtual Sounding Board to discuss the ideas, offer advice, think about how ideas might work in other contexts, even consider developing similar projects elsewhere. Could you be part of that?
What would you get?
  • Interesting and lively facilitated discussions about what works in health, housing, employment and active citizenship
  • “Meeting” like-minded people and expanding your network
  • Some good ideas
  • Access to MiFriendly Cities resources (training materials, briefings, contacts etc)
  • Grateful thanks from the three cities, one university, one national company, four NGOs and one social enterprise involved in MiFriendly Cities
What do we want from you?
  • Virtual attendance at one meeting a year 2018 - 2021
  • Your mind and your experience
  • That’s it
Interested? Please get in touch as soon as possible. They hope to have the first “meeting” in the last week of November 2018. They are particularly interested to hear from people working in cities that share the West Midlands’ experience of deindustrialisation and how to manage that. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The deadline to take part is 9 November.