AEIDL leads new project helping Migrant Entrepreneurs

The new EMEN project aimed at helping Migrants Entrepreneurs across the EU was launched last month. Led by Toby Johnson, also Team Leader of the ESF Transnational Platform, the European Migrant Entrepreneurship Network is a three-year COSME (Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) project set up to form three communities of practice (CoPs).

The promotion of migrant entrepreneurship is a challenge across the EU and it is important to share approaches, practices and lessons learnt between public administrations, business development and financial organisations, social enterprises, non-profit organisations and educational institutions supporting migrant entrepreneurship at the local, regional and national levels.

Targeting advisers to migrant entrepreneurs, the project will identify and promote the quick implementation of best practices in supporting migrant entrepreneurs who may not be reached by traditional business start-up support services.

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