At the end of February 2022, Russian troops invaded Ukraine. In less than three months, more than 10 million people have been displaced and six million have left the Ukrainian borders to find refuge in neighboring countries. According to the UNHCR, 100 million people (1.25% of the world’s population) are living in exile today. According to the UN, this number will increase to 300 million by 2050 with the acceleration of global warming and the political and economic instability of some countries.

Not anticipating migration, and not thinking about reception and inclusion, means wasting the potential and talents it generates for the mutual benefit of host societies and newcomers.

Today, thousands of non-governmental actors, citizens, and companies are joining forces to develop concrete solutions for a more humane and virtuous inclusion system as well as imagine together those of tomorrow.

For this year’s World Refugee Day, we chose to highlight those successful initiatives all week and suggest events gathering actors from the non-profit world, the business world, and the research community to meet, discuss and continue imagining together solutions for tomorrow. 



Monday, June 20 from 6.30 pm: round table on the challenges of reception and inclusion in France, with the participation of OCR, Guiti News, Unir, Pause and SINGA.
Philanthro-Lab : 5 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris.

👉 Free registration on :

Monday, June 20th from 4pm at La Maison des Réfugiés (50 Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris),
a venue co-managed by SINGA, Emmaüs Solidarité and the City of Paris.
4-5pm : round table – What involvement of refugees in civic life? With the participation of : LTF, Nouvelle Page, Femmes Entraides Autonomie, UniR Universités & Réfugié.es.

5 to 6pm: Round table – What value can be given to the commitment to the integration process of refugees? With the participation of: UNHCR United Nations Refugee Agency France, France Bénévolat, UEE Union des Étudiants Exilés, Arc Essentielles.

👉Round tables are open to all without reservation. More info on:

Tuesday, June 21 from 2 to 5 pm at La Maison des Réfugiés (50 Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris), a venue co-managed by SINGA, Emmaüs Solidarité and the City of Paris.
The City of Paris and the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry invite to a meeting with more than 45 support and training structures and companies that are recruiting.

👉 The event is open to all without reservation. More info on:

Wednesday, June 22 from 11 am to 12.15 pm – Webinar: What place for refugees in the French labor market, organized by THSN with Elise Ginioux, Benoit Hamon, Ghaaes Alshorbajy, Théo Scubla, and Khellil Belheine
👉 Register:

Friday 24 June

From 3pm to 9pm at La Maison des Réfugiés (50 Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris), a venue co-managed by SINGA, Emmaüs Solidarité and the City of Paris.
From 3 pm-9 pm: participative, cultural and sports activities for all, culinary workshops, concerts…

4 to 5pm: round table – What mobilization of Parisians for the reception of refugees?

With the participation of : la Fabrique de la Solidarité, la Fondation de l’Armée du Salut, Français Langue d’Accueil, Make Sense, SINGA.

👉 Event open to all without reservation.
More info on :


Friday, June 17 at 5pm: SINGA Lille’s Director Pascal Dubaele will speak at a round table discussion on citizen and associative commitment on the occasion of the “Carnets de Solidarité” evening screening and debate in the presence of the director Julia Montfort.
Grand Scène, 31 Rue de Béthune, 59800
👉 Event open to all upon registration:

Monday 20 June at 5pm: SINGA Lille participates in the intercultural evening organized on the occasion of the World Refugee Day at the Gare Saint-Sauveur (17 Bd Jean-Baptiste Lebas, 59800).
On the program: speed talking, caterers of the world, speeches… 2 SINGA entrepreneurs will speak during the evening: Binta will be part of the caterers of the world, and Yazid and his association Free your Musique will highlight 3 artists of the independent scene in Lille.

👉 Free registration is required here:


For its 6th edition, the Refugee Food Festival will be held in many restaurants in Lyon from June 9 to 19, 2022. Two entrepreneurs accompanied by SINGA will be cooking for the occasion: Sadia Hessabi and Layal Khateeb, originally from Afghanistan and Syria.

Sunday, June 19th
Closing lunch with SINGA entrepreneurs Layal Khateeb (Syria) and Sadia Hessabi (Afghanistan), accompanied by two other chefs: Djamila Noukhaec (Chechnya) and Olha Kruchak (Ukraine) from 11 am to 2 pm.
70 Quai Perrache, Lyon
👉 Reservations:

Sunday, June 26 from 11 am to midnight: SINGA participates in the unmissable Lyon Street Food Festival! Several SINGA food entrepreneurs will exhibit for the occasion.
Anciennes Usines Fagor-Brandt : 65 Rue Challemel-Lacour, 69363 Lyon
👉 Reservation required here:


June 22 from 1:30 pm: SINGA will be at the Friche Belle de Mai for a day on the theme of “feminine plur[iel] exile” with conferences, debates, workshops… and many other surprises!

👉Free entrance at the Friche Belle de Mai (41 Rue Jobin, 13003 Marseille). More info :

From June 18 to 25: this year again, the Refugee Food Festival returns to Marseille and offers a beautiful event of solidarity. A member of the community, Maher Alsaied will share his culinary talents from Syria!
👉 More info on the program and registration here:


Friday the 17th of June 2022, Maison Citoyenne in Neudorf. From 2 pm to 5:00 pm
Open house afternoon for the KODIKO association and the THSN by SINGA incubator in Strasbourg with two photo exhibitions :
– Exhibition of SINGA entrepreneurs in Strasbourg and Paris by photographers Mathias Zwick and Mary-Lou Mauricio
– Exhibition by photographer Alicia Gardès in collaboration with the Rosa Parks Center of the Foyer Notre Dame Association

Sunday, June 19, Musau gymnasium : from 5:30 pm to 8pm
Let’s play badminton with the Festibad club, the AMSED association and the Kabubu association, in partnership with the French Badminton Federation, the Badminton Great East League, Generali and THSN.

Sunday, June 19: On the occasion of the Refugee Food Festival’s closing night in Strasbourg, SINGA will participate in the market of creators and entrepreneurs from migrant backgrounds with alumni entrepreneurs!
La Grenze, 23 Rue Georges Wodli, 67000

👉 More info and reservations here:

June 17-19: Bootcamp to answer the question: “How can entrepreneurial projects foster the development of a more inclusive and open society in the cross-border region?
Organized by the THSN by SINGA Strasbourg incubator in partnership with the Maison de l’Emploi, SINGA Stuttgart, and Impact Hub Candidate Karlsruhe.

👉 A restitution of the reflections and projects will be open to the public on Sunday, June 19th from 4 pm!


… and more to come.