Day 4 – Future and potential of migrant entrepreneurship

  • 24th September – 2:30 – 3:30p.m (CEST)

Collaboration in the era of recession, Coronavirus and instability

Detail:

This session aims at discussing the sustainable way of further cooperation and networking between broad range of stakeholders supporting migrant entrepreneurs. is dedicated to the future of partnerships for migrant entrepreneurship support.
The successful cooperation between the three consortia gives strong arguments to extend the network and built further alliances.
The speakers will discuss the possible solutions, especially in the drastically changed environment of deepening economic recession, spread of Covid 19 and restructuring the economy towards green approach. We will hear from private and public donors and successful networks dealing with entrepreneurship.

Agenda:

Introduced and moderated by Daniela Bobeva, VUZF

  • 24th September – 3:40 – 4:40p.m (CEST)

Narratives on Migrant Entrepreneurship

Detail:

Migrants significantly contribute to economies of host communities. Migrants bring knowledge and skills transfer to communities, which can foster higher productivity, more innovation and overall positive economic impacts.
But if migrant entrepreneurship can be highly beneficial for both the newcomers and the host society, why it is not better supported and thus exploited?
Is there a lack of overall awareness about this positive contribution in Europe?
Is migrant entrepreneurship not valued enough because of the sometimes negative perceptions and wrong stereotypes surrounded migration narratives?

In collaboration with the MAX project.

Agenda:

Moderated by Maria Grazia Montella, UNITEE and coordinator of the MAX project.

  • 24th September – 3:40 – 4:40p.m (CEST)

Entrepreneurship – a valid way to labour market integration for female migrants?

Detail:

Migrant entrepreneurship can be highly beneficial for both the newcomers and the host society. Migrants are often extremely motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset. Still many more men with a migration background create a business than women. If adequately supported, self-employment and entrepreneurship represent a promising alternative option for female migrants to access the labour market. Self-employment could also be a pathway towards empowerment and increased gender equality. Furthermore, women entrepreneurs can use the skills that they have acquired through non-formal education. But why are so few women choosing to become a self-starter? This workshop looks at ways to successful ways to support migrant woman to become an entrepreneur and the policy framework required to increase the number of successful migrant entrepreneurs.

Agenda:

  • Female Migrant Entrepreneurship in the EU – a way for path for labour market integration? By Laura Corrado, Head of Unit of DG Home, European Commission
  • Effectively supporting female migrant entrepreneurs by Camille Soulier, Coordination nationale Entrepreneuriat et Project Design, Singa (France)
  • Syria through the eyes of Dilbi, by Sally Ghannoum, artist, singer, filmmaker and owner of the Dilbi Restaurant and cultural centre in Antwerp, Belgium.

Introduced and moderated by Sylvie Feindt, KIZ Sinnova

Speakers

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Daniela Bobeva

Speaker
VUSF (Bulgaria)

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Gerald Steiner

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Dean of Faculty of Business & Globalisation, Professor of Organisation Communication and Innovation
Danube University Krems (Austria)

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Laura Corrado

Speaker
Head of Unit of DG Home
European Commission (Belgium)

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Camille Soulier

Speaker
Coordination nationale Entrepreneuriat et Project Design
Singa (France)

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Catherine Edwards

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Journalist
The Local (Sweden)

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Sali Ghannoum

Speaker
Entrepreneur
Dilbi Restaurant and cultural centre (Belgium)

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Sylvie Feindt

Moderator
Head of Production
KIZ (Germany)

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Maria Grazia Montella

Moderator
Project manager
Unitee (Belgium)

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Juan Francisco Alvarado Valenzuela

Speaker
Researcher
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

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Rachida Bouganzir

Speaker
Owner of the Baby Café Haricot Magique (Belgium)

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Patricia Martínez Sáez

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Project Manager
AEIDL (Belgium)

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Grzegorz Galusek

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Executive Director
Microfinance Centre (Poland)

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Patrick Hoffmann

Speaker
Programme Manager
The Human Safety Net @ Generali (Italy)

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Romina Vateva

Speaker
Policy Assistant
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs – European Commission