Day 3 – Inclusive entrepreneurship

  • 17th September – 2:30 – 3:30p.m (CEST)

Unleashing migrant entrepreneurship potential across Europe. Policy recommendations.

Detail:

Migrants face additional barriers than natives when trying to start their own business in Europe. These barriers include restrictive administrative regulations, limited knowledge of business regulatory frameworks, cultural differences, lack of social capital, access to finance restrictions, xenophobia and racism, among other issues.
During the session, we will share good practices and policy recommendations for Governments at European, National and Local levels in order to boost a friendly entrepreneurship ecosystem to help migrant entrepreneurs to unleash all their potential, setting up and growing new companies and creating jobs for all.

Agenda:

  • Welcome by Guillem Arís, Director at Autoocupació
  • The Barcelona Declaration: turning migrants into job creators by Guillem Arís, Director at Autoocupació
  • Policy recommendations from the Global Entrepreneurship Network by Cristina Fernandez, Vicepresident for Policy & Research at the Global Entrepreneurship Network
  • Policy recommendations from the OECD by David Halabisky, economist and expert on policy recommendations at the OECD
  • Policy recommendations from the European Microfinance Network by Oscar Verlinden, Advocacy Manager at European Microfinance Network
  • Q&A

Introduced and moderated by Guillem Arís, Director at Autoocupació

  • 17th September – 3:40 – 4:40p.m (CEST)

Digitalisation: what role can new ICT tools and services play in supporting migrant entrepreneurs?

Detail:

Digitalization is now a reality in all the fields of the economy and in all the phases of an enterprise lifecycle.
ICT tools can highly benefit migrant entrepreneurs that decide to develop an enterprise in Europe. How can ICT tools support migrant entrepreneurs?

In collaboration with the NewTalents4EU project.

Agenda:

  • Building ICT tools for migrants by Theo Biddulph, NT4EU project and Simplon
  • CodeYourFuture: how they support migrants and refugees through ICT training, by Germán Bencci 
  • Presenting Mygrants by Chris Richmond Nzi
  • Presenting Molengeek, by Ibrahim Ouassari

Introduced and moderated by Eleonora Lamio, Diesis Network

  • 17th September – 3:40 – 4:40p.m (CEST)

The 51% – Making the present & future of Refugee Entrepreneurship support refugee-led

Detail:

Migrant & Refugee Entrepreneurship Support is moving from a nascent field of international practice to a mainstay in the world of non-profits and social enterprise. Major Entrepreneurship Support actors have become aware of the potential that refugee-led businesses have and are looking to move into this field of practice.
Before this field and still relatively compact sector scales, it is time to ensure that the next phase of Refugee Entrepreneurship support guarantees participation and leadership by experienced entrepreneurs who represent the community directly. Before this field and still relatively compact sector scales, it is time to ensure that the next phase of Refugee Entrepreneurship support guarantees participation and leadership by experienced entrepreneurs who represent the community directly.
This session brings together Refugee Entrepreneurship Support alumni who are also active entrepreneurs who are today already co-leading the programmes TERN (UK), Singa Germany and Delitelabs (NL) – all first generation social enterprise in Refugee Entrepreneurship support.

Agenda:

  • Wisam Elhamoui, Founder of Mosaic Boards and Trained Trainer at TERN
  • Usman Khalid, Founder of Haven Coffee and Trained Trainer at TERN
  • Amr Sabbah, Founder of Sangha and Trained Trainer at TERN

Introduced and co-moderated by:

  • Fatma Al-Baiti, Founder of Meet me at Fatma’s and Trained Trainer at TERN
  • Fred Kastner, Founder of TERN

Speakers

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Guillem Arís

Speaker
Autoccupaciò (Spain)

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Eleonora Lamio

Moderator
Project Manager
Diesis Network (Belgium)

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Theo Biddulph

Speaker
Project manager and coordinator of the NT4EU project
Simplon (France)

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Christian Richmond Nzi

Speaker
Founder of Mygrants
Mygrants (Italy)

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Wisam Elhamoui

Speaker
Founder of Mosaic Boards and Trained Trainer at TERN
Mosaic Boards (UK)

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Usman Khalid

Speaker
Founder of Haven Coffee and Trained Trainer at TERN
Haven Coffee (UK)

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Fatma Al-Baiti

Co-moderator
Founder of Meet me at Fatma’s; Trained Trainer at TERN
Meet me at Fatma’s (UK)

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Fred Kastner

Co-moderator
Founder
TERN (UK)

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Amr Sabbah

Speaker
Founder of Sangha and Trained Trainer at TERN
Sangha (UK)

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Ibrahim Ouassari

Speaker
Founder 
Molengeek (Belgium)

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David Halabisky

Speaker
Economist
OECD (France)

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Christina Fernandez

Speaker
Vice president for Policy & Research 
Global Entrepreneurship Network

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Oscar Verlinden

Speaker
Advocacy Manager 
European Microfinance Network

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Germán Bencci

Speaker
Co-Founder and CEO
CodeYourFuture (UK

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Sander Sillavee

Speaker
Marketing & Partnerships Lead 
Startup Estonia (Estonia)