FORMATION OF MIGRANTS in the ENTREPRENEURIAL REALITY
The self- employment rate among migrants is 12.7% for migrants born in a different EU Member State and 12.4 % for migrants born outside the EU, while the self-employment rate among native-born Europeans is 14.2% (Eurostat, 2020). Since the
The self-employment rate in Europe is lower for migrants than for natives; the European Commission considers the promotion of migrant self-employment as one of the keys to “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. This project aims to build further on to this growth path as the inclusion of migrants is of vital importance for the present and future economic and social stability of the European Union. Indeed, activating the unused potential of migrants in the entrepreneurial sector can be a forceful driver of economic growth. Furthermore, both the experience from previous economic crises and first
indications on labor market and social outcomes during the current pandemic suggest that the COVID crisis is likely to have a disproportionate impact on immigrants and their children. This is another reason to focus on the migrant population. Migrants face a lot of barriers when wanting to become self-employed in their new host country. They are typically less successful than locals in achieving information, support and resources they need to become self-employed. The European conference on migrant entrepreneurship highlighted that migrants especially lack knowledge about the cultural business practices and the regulatory framework in their country of residence. This project aims to provide them with useful information, support and skills to start their own company. It is expected that the barriers preventing migrants to become self-employed will be overcome after completing the learning courses. It is also intended that the improvement of migrants’ entrepreneurial skills will enhance their chances to have a job and get a regular income, leading to economic inclusion. This will bring about higher personal self-esteem and social inclusion as well. In this way, a young, smart and dynamic entrepreneurial class will be shaped.
Project’s Aim: To build further on to this growth path as the inclusion of migrants is of vital importance for the present and future economic and social stability of the European Union.
The objectives of the project are;
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