Funded by the EU’s COSME programme, the EMEN project focuses on sharing approaches and lessons learnt across and between public administrations, business development support and financial organisations, social enterprises, non-profit organisations, educational institutions and other public and private organisations supporting migrant entrepreneurship in cities, regions and countries.
The aim is to develop, share and promote support schemes not only for individual migrant entrepreneurs but also for social and inclusive enterprises benefitting migrants. Ultimately the knowledge gained will be of use for those developing and promoting support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs, leading to a more inclusive society.
The network as a whole will operate through three Communities of Practice (CoPs), each addressing a key component of a comprehensive ecosystem to support migrant entrepreneurship: Coaching & Mentoring, Access to finance, and Professionalisation and Diversity Management.
The network’s services will be delivered through a dedicated website, publications and infoline, and in the case of peer reviews, though personal dialogue, coaching and mentoring.