Workpackage 1 - Identification of potential migrant entrepreneurs

Approach

The primary partners in each member state have established a local network of Partners (NGOs, Third Sector organisations etc.) who are working directly with migrant communities in their locality. These partners have been identified on the basis of the scale and breadth of their reach in these communities. It is not possible to map in detail all communities in the 3 locations comprehensively within the scope of this project (for example over 300 Languages are currently spoken in London Schools10). That is why each location has chosen community partners who are well connected and have associations with as many community groups and organisations as possible. This forms the basis of our ‘community listening' and also the mapping of community groups. The social partners will run events and screen potential entrepreneurs for the skills and capacity to become entrepreneurs. The screening will be supported by the EntreComp framework but also by the social partners through ‘house meetings' and ‘internal listening' where community groups self-organise. Social partners will also work closely with the University/Educator partners on transference (co-learning) of knowledge of needs and constraints into the repurposing of training and education content and style.

 

Objectives

  • Establish systems in each city for reaching into migrant communities and screening for entrepreneurship capacity and capability

  • Delivery of awareness campaigns and events through social partners and community organising: where people who live in proximity to each other come together into an organisation that acts in their shared self-interest. Internal and external listening.

  • Raising awareness amongst community organisations of mainstream provision

 

Intended Results

  •  Awareness raised amongst at least 1000 migrants in 3 EU member states over 2 years

  •  Awareness raised amongst community organisations looking to support these groups

  •  120 migrants connected with existing support services

  •  Minimum 200 programme beneficiaries identified and engaged

  •  Minimum 50 mentors identified and working with the project