Coventry Zoom in Mifriendly cities
A bottom-up dominated adaptation to the needs of migrants and refugees in building a ‘Coventry for all’

UIA Expert Peter Wolkowinski shares how key words, such as “creating connectivity”, “wellbeing FabLab”, “adaptation to needs” and “conscious change process” intertwine in the Coventry project. He describes how “the deep and intricate relations between Coventry City Council and Coventry University (…) have blossomed to produce a very original use of the FabLab, which is usually more concentrated on technical innovativeness or employment and is generally open to all. For MiFriendly Cities it has been working on the technical competences of migrants and refugees and it has appeared that such intensive work, has transformed its vocation in part towards wellbeing and social relations.”
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Peter Wolkowinski, UIA Expert
Coventry, United Kingdom
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The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is a European Union initiative that provided funding to urban areas across Europe to test new and unproven solutions to urban challenges. The initiative had a total ERDF budget of €372 million for 2014-2020.

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