The third EMEN webinar is next week!

About the webinars

The EMEN project will organise a series of three webinars on the three main aspects of business development: financial, human & social capital. The webinars will cover many topics that are relevant to both organizations that provide business support, as well as Migrant Entrepreneurs themselves.

Networks for better Migrant Entrepreneurial Support: Do we need a European Ecosystem?

20th of November – From 5 to 6 PM

Organisations and experts in the field of migrant entrepreneurship are very much dependent on strong local networks of public organisations, coaches & mentors and local communities. In addition, understanding the national legal and institutional framework as well as having access to local public funding are crucial. While other Business Support communities (i.e. Social Business) continue to internationalise, the migrant entrepreneurial ecosystem stays rather fragmented with merely little transnational exchange on the European stage.

With the third Webinar of our EMEN-Series, we will take a critical look at the importance of transnational cooperation in our migrant entrepreneurial sector. We will shed light on the pros and cons of the past support of the EC in this field, and will discuss good practices and identify possible future fields of intervention.


1. Intro, Mohamed Dahy Ahmed (Social Impact)
2. A brief history of European Networks for ME-Support and the leanings from the Equal-Phase, Norbert Kunz (Social Impact)
3. What is the benefit of transnational cooperation? The importance of the Barcelona Example, Guillem Aris (Autoocupació)
4. Discussion: what kind of networks do we need in Europe? What are leaning of the past?

Speakers’ bio

Norbert Kunz
Norbert Kunz is one of the high-profile social entrepreneurs in Germany.  For 20 years he has advised and supported entrepreneurs, companies, and non-profit organizations in developing their business models, financial plans, and organizational structures. Norbert Kunz has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2007. The Schwab Foundation awarded him Social Entrepreneur of the year 2010 in Germany and in 2011 Social Entrepreneur of Europe.

Guillem Aris 

Guillem Aris is CEO at Autoocupació, a non profit institution leading the provision of financial and non-financial services to support entrepreneurship to create and grow their businesses for the last 33 years in Catalonia. Autoocupació is a member os Youth Business International, the European Microfinance Network and the Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs to Scale Up and Grow (M-UP). 


Previous webinars

You have missed the previous webinars? Watch them on Youtube!

Webinar 1: “Access to Finance: Let migrants do it themselves”

Webinar 2: “Capacity building for better Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: The learnings of Social Impact’s most comprehensive migrant Startup program Start-Hope@Home”

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