News & Stories


Read our latest news and stories about the MiFriendly Project and other related news.

Meet social entrepreneur Ali Abdul: How holistic support is helping refugees fulfil their goals

July 10, 2019

Since launching in March 2018, MiFriendly Cities has been developing a holistic employment and skills initiative which aims to go […]

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Refugee Week: MiFriendly Cities Refugee Entrepreneurship & Skills Event

June 17, 2019

Birmingham is celebrating Refugee Week with a series of events starting on Monday (17 June) which will showcase success stories […]

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Social Innovation Pitch Day

May 13, 2019

On Saturday 30 March, MiFriendly Cities held its Social Innovation Pitch Day in Birmingham, where a panel of judges and […]

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Launching Coventry’s Pop-up Furniture Factory

May 7, 2019

Housing represents one of the most common reasons for migrants and refugees seeking support, but poor quality housing is also […]

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Employers wary of hiring refugees and migrants to help fill shortages need help understanding the law

May 1, 2019

By Catherine Harris, Assistant Professor, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University A recent survey I conducted of employers in […]

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MiFriendly Cities event will see migrant innovators pitch for up to £5000 for community projects

March 28, 2019

As a partner in the MiFriendly Cities project, MigrationWork has invited West Midlands residents born outside the UK to come […]

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MiFriendly Cities Employers Survey highlights recruitment difficulties in the West Midlands

March 13, 2019

Four out of five Coventry employers are finding it hard to recruit staff with the right skills and experience, survey […]

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Social enterprise, community innovation and empowering through language

February 13, 2019

Having moved into the implementation stages of the project, MiFriendly Cities finished 2018 with the successful launch of three initiatives, […]

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Meet social entrepreneur Uyiosa Osawe: Game Changer

February 7, 2019

Uyiosa joined the Evolve Social course with CU Social Enterprise in November 2018, and has now been awarded €5000 from […]

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European Union & Urban Innovative Actions

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative.