Tag Archives: Migrant entrepreneurship

Migrant Entrepreneurship Online Conference “Growing Europe”- Every Thursday of September

  Make your September count! After months of lockdown that has disproportionately affected the world’s disadvantaged communities, especially those with their own businesses to run, the need to support these people is more important than ever. The Growing Europe online conference, co-organized by the MAGNET Consortium, brings together migrants, refugees, policy makers, NGOs and the private sector to focus on ...

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Barcelona Declaration: Turning Migrants into Job Creators

  As part of our European programme MAGNET Consortium, which MFC is a part of,  M-UP, SPARK is promoting the Barcelona Declaration: Turning migrants into job creators (video) campaign, with the aim of improving the conditions of migrants when creating businesses in Europe, facilitating their social integration and job creation. The Declaration is a call to action to all the actors that ...

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Migrant Entrepreneurs and MFIs – Why and How? Webinar (23 July 2020)

  Are migrants a market for MFIs? Migrant entrepreneurship rises as a topic on the agenda of European Commission, boosted by the recent so called migration crisis. The webinar will discuss the reasons for that interest, as well as will diagnose the opportunities for microfinance. We will identify the differences between serving migrants and locals, as well as review the ...

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LETS SAVEE

LEarning, Teaming up and Saving – SAVing groups for Employabiliy and Empowerment, in other words LETS SAVEE, is a new project which MFC is coordinating. The project aims at exploring the potential of saving groups in the European countries context, for improving low income and marginalized group entrepreneurial skills and access to finance. In the current European context, poverty and ...

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EC Seminar in Brussels: Smart Use of Finance for Integration of Migrants Impacts and Mechanics to Foster Social Innovation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – DIRECTORATE-GENERAL MIGRATION AND HOME AFFAIRS Directorate E: Migration and Security Funds; Financial Resources invites to a seminar on the topic of Smart Use of Finance for Integration of Migrants Impacts and Mechanics to Foster Social Innovation on 14 October 2019 in Brussels There is a considerable potential for financial investments for the benefit of legally residing third- country ...

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Tools to Support Migrant Entrepreneurs

Exciting news for migrant and refugee support professionals and practitioners in training: The first edition of the MAGNET Open Toolkit for migrant entrepreneurship support has gone live in the form of downloadable PDF format. A collection of tested, hands-on tools and methodologies that qualify as ‘good practices’ – made by practitioners for practitioners in the Migrant Entrepreneurship domain, are available ...

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Join EMEN Annual Event: Innovative Financing Solutions for Migrant Entrepreneurs

Date:  20 June 2019 Location:  the Hague, the Netherlands Event website: EMEN Download Agenda Registration An event without long speeches… instead brief, thought provoking talks, a thriving market where innovations are shown, pitches, interactive workshops, debates, and inspiring encounters. With others exploring how best access to finance for migrant entrepreneurs can be ensures. Will that be by focused information, new teaching methods, by ...

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A First in Europe: The Migrant Entrepreneurship Academy Is Now Accepting Applications

Dates:  September 2019 – March 2020 Location:  Krems (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Warsaw (Poland) Organisator: MAGNET Consortium Registration MFC invites to its co-delivered Migrant Entrepreneurship Academy – MEA bridges the gap between entrepreneurship education and practical support programmes and promotes the transfer of innovative solutions across Europe. MEA will foster the exchange of information, knowledge, experience and instruments of migrant entrepreneurship ...

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Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: Access to Finance Conference Outputs

      More than 70 practitioners took part in the conference “Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: Access to Finance” held on April 3-4, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference was organized jointly by two European Consortia: M-Up and MAGNET. As a member of the MAGNET Consortium, MFC was responsible for shaping the agenda of the event, facilitating workshops and speaking on fintechs ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop on Refugee and Migrant Finance and Support in Europe

Date: April 9, 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Registration The European Commission is sponsoring a one-day microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme for microfinance titled: “Refugee/Migrant Finance and Support – Where Do We Stand?”. The event will bring together international and local microfinance experts, experts on integration of refugees, industry and government representatives, as well as other stakeholders for three ...

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