Early today, the European Commission (DG GROWTH) has published a call for proposals aiming at supporting the creation, the improvement and the wider dissemination of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs. Starting from the identification of potential entrepreneurs among migrants and from raising the awareness within migrant communities about entrepreneurship, this action will focus on:
- Training courses (e.g. on entrepreneurship, business planning, legal aspects of setting up a company and hiring employees, etc.);
- Mentoring schemes for migrant entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs.
The objective of the activities is to help migrants to become self-employed and build a successful enterprise (profit-generating and/or with social objectives).
The total budget for this call is about EUR 2.150.000, with a co-finance rate of up to 85%. The maximum duration of projects is 24 months. The deadline for submitting applications is November 30, 2016 at 17:00 (Brussels time).