Refugee Open Cities

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= "ROC21 aims to turn emergency shelters into thriving environments, enabling empowerment and community-driven solutions".



"Our goal is to unlock the vast potential of newcomers and welcoming locals alike. A holistic, sensitive approach involving the opinion, needs and skills of the migrant community is often missing.

This is why we facilitate open innovation processes to improve living conditions fast and inspire collective responsibility. We believe that change starts in the heads, but becomes a reality when it´s experienced at heart and realized with your own hands.

Therefore, participants will be provided opportunities to change the space they´re living in, leading to collaborative results."


  • "We´ve started our project in the midst of Berlin-Neukölln: About 600 newcomers, 1/4 of them kids, live there in an abandoned fashion warehouse on four vast floors."