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Network for Migrant Entrepreneurship Support of the MAGNET project
Migrant Acceleration for Growth Network for Entrepreneurship Training

The MAGNET Project

The main objective of the MAGNET (Migrant Acceleration for Growth – Network for Entrepreneurship Training) project is the establishment of a Europe-wide network of organisations working in the field of migrant entrepreneurship support at the practical, political as well as scientific level. The MAGNET project is co-funded under the European Union’s COSME programme, the Programme for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.


There is a growing body of evidence that (potential) migrant entrepreneurs will require a different set of core competences to successfully set up and run their businesses in a changing society with changing economic and labour market situations. This has major implications for the transformation of Migrant Entrepreneurship Support and Training systems. Therefore, the main objective of the MAGNET project is to promote the creation, improvement, further development and broader dissemination of already existing support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs. This is decisive for future European labour markets, since being self-employed and building successful ventures (both commercial and social enterprises) is an important strategy to improve labour market participation of migrants, who face a multitude of challenges in terms of labour market integration.

MAGNET’s main activities are:

  • Development and pilot-testing a training-of-trainers peer-learning programme for people active in the field of migrant entrepreneurship support (Migrant Entrepreneurship Academy)
  • Development of an Open Toolkit for Migrant Entrepreneurship Support on the basis of good-practice analysis and improvement broad and
  • Promotion and coordination of holistic networking activities in the migrant entrepreneurship support field, both on regional, national and transnational level


Project duration: October 2017 - September 2020

The MAGNET Consortium

Network for Migrant Entrepreneurship Support

This international network for migrant entrepreneurship support aims to:

  • Create opportunities for sharing information, experience and already existing methods and instruments in the field of migrant entrepreneurship support at regional and European level,
  • Facilitate the exchange of good practice, learning from best practices and assessing possibilities to transfer elements of best practices to other countries, regions or contexts
  • Identify common opportunities and challenges in the field of migrant entrepreneurship support
  • Evaluate specific instruments, such as mentoring, financing, sustainability, and the specific needs target groups, such as women and youth as (potential) entrepreneurs
  • Identify areas for further cooperation between members and possible synergies
  • Disseminate practical information and guidelines on methods and instruments for migrant entrepreneurship support to a broad audience of stakeholders
  • Review the current discourse taking place in Europe and internationally on Entrepreneurial competences


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