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.

About Migrants

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.



Entrepreneurial Mindset

"The successful future strategists will exploit an entrepreneurial mindset...the ability to rapidly sense, act and mobilize, even under uncertain conditions” (Ireland et al., 2003:963-989). Metacognitive functions include controlling memory and attention. Attention as...

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Free Entrepreneurship Training Course

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...

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