Migrants, especially migrant women, experience higher unemployment and under-employed rates in EU countries than their native citizens (OECD 2013). Within this scenario, bolstering business creation among migrants, particularly among migrant women, is a key strategy to allow individual migrants to reach their full potential, while simultaneously improving labour market integration and fostering the creation of added value, innovation and productivity in their host countries.
Migration to Europe has a long history, but it has increased substantially in the late 20th century. About one third of migration occurs within EU, but a significant share flows from outside the EU. The four Kaleidoscope partner countries have different trends in migration when considering their history of migration, reasons for migration and the range of countries of origin. The UK, Italy and France have been major receiving countries for decades with hundreds of thousands of incoming migrants every year, comparatively, Finland’s history is very modest and its volume relatively small.
Materahub Consortium of cultural and creative industries, partner training organisation of the EU Kaleidoscope Project, offers a free entrepreneurship training course in Matera for 10 migrant women, unemployed and resident in one European country willing to acquire...read more
Watch the following video recorded for the kick-off meeting of Kaleidoscope in Vaasa, Finland, last year, to discover more about the project:read more
Government pledges £400,000 to female entrepreneurs who take on Britain’s grand industrial challenges
Female entrepreneurs could win a share of a £400,000 government award by putting forward their ideas to tackle the challenges facing Britain’s industrial strategy. The competition offers eight winners £50,000 in funding as well as a bespoke year-long package of...read more