ABOUT SEE ME IN PROJECT
Entrepreneurship is a powerful driver of economic growth and job creation. Our regions will become stronger when they encourage the development of financially secure and independent companies. This is especially true if relevant authorities started supporting all potential entrepreneurs, including migrants.
The SEE ME IN project will contribute to this by strengthening entrepreneurship among migrants in central Europe. The project will analyse enterprises that were already established by migrants, identify their needs in terms of running a business or their integration into the urban or local environment; as well as train them, test a new cloud hub support and business to business learning.
The project will develop a general framework for the empowerment of immigrant enterprises. This framework will help to evaluate and target the specificities of countries and sectors involved. It will be supported by a modular and flexible ICT platform that delivers key tools for management, business processes, and marketing and communication. The framework will also modify regional services so that they better fit the needs of enterprises established by citizens with immigration background.
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (ITALY)
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Local public authority
ACT Group (CROATIA)
Interest groups including NGOs
Business support organisation
Municipality of Nova Gorica (slovenia)
Local public authority
CONSORTIUM OF WORK INTEGRATION SOCIAL ENTERPRISES REPRESENTATIVE
School of Advanced Social Studies nova gorica (slovenia)
HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Interest groups including NGOs
international agency for sustainability
The analysis on Enterprises Networks, conducted from a peculiar perspective, is a comparison between companies founded and managed by third country nationals and Wises (work integration social enterprises). What do they have in common? And what differentiates them? The answers to these questions identify three macro variables that lead to an analytical framework including mission-driven components and organizational culture, and more in detail managerial variables such as size, legal form, business sectors, etc. The paper considers analogies and differences. It underlines the importance of networking as an added-value element for any business activity and proposes the adoption of a cooperative platform model as a possible virtual sharing space
May 2019, Milano-press release
The contribution of migrant entrepreneurial activities in Europe has been increasing over the last decade. They contribute to economic growth and employment, often by rejuvenating neglected crafts and trades. They also form an important bridge to global markets and are important for the integration of migrants into employment. Full press release.
14-15 November 2019
Working meeting of project partners in Nova Gorica, hosted by Fakulteta za uporabne družbene študije (FUDŠ) in Nova Gorica: Project implementations and Steering Commitee. We have reviewed the work so far, suggested improvements and agreed future activities.
15 OCTOBER 2019
On the 15th of October, the "Migrant Entrepreneurship in Croatia" stakeholder meeting was held at Impact Hub Zagreb. At the event, there were several suggestions made as to the result of discussions and exchanges of experience of all stakeholders present: 1. Blended learning (videos + offline) for (i)migrants
2. Continue to push for law changes strategically
3. Creating a “one-stop-shop” point for (i)migrants (entrepreneurs).
2 OCTOBER 2019
On the 2nd of October, the stakeholder meeting was held in Budapest organized by project partner West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Ltd.(WPRED). The event was hosted by another project partner Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Each presentation covered different topics related to project work packages focused on entrepreneurship and opportunities (e.g. online hub, training, events). Thanks to all the participants coming to Budapest.
27 SEPTEMBER 2019, NOVA GORICA
Fruitfull stakeholders meeting in Slovenia within WP1. Thanks to all and everyone for coming to Nova Gorica (Solkan: Kulturni center Mostovna) in Slovenia too. PROJECT PARTNERS: Mestna občina Nova Gorica (Tomaž Konrad, Elena Zavadlav Ušaj - deputy mayor, Fakulteta za uporabne družbene študije, (Janja Mikulan Kildi) in Združenje Socialna ekonomija Slovenije, so.p.
25 May 2019, press release
Milan, May, 2019 – The contribution of migrant entrepreneurial activities in Europe has been increasing over the last decade. They contribute to economic growth and employment, often by rejuvenating neglected crafts and trades. They also form an important bridge to global markets and are important for the integration of migrants into employment. To read the entire press release, please click here.
9-10 May 2019, MILAN
The SEE ME IN kickoff meeting was held in Milan, Italy, on 9-10 May 2019. SEE ME IN project partners from Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia and Germany discussed the key terms of social entrepreneurship in their countries and other terms regarding the project. It has been clearly stated, that the overall objective of the SEE ME IN project is to promote entrepreneurship of migrants,to make them more competitive in the CE cities and to encourage an environment of social cohesion for CE citizens.
19 JUNE 2019, Vienna
The objective of the SEE ME IN project is to enhance the integration of migrants in CE regions by strengthening their enterprises to become financially secure and independent. It is and will be pursued by promoting immigrants’ entrepreneurship and making them more competitive on the market. The main foreseen result of the SEE ME IN project is to foster Social Cohesion environments, where entrepreneurship education prepares citizens to be more responsible and integrated in the CE societies and enterprising individuals.