Within the scope of Erasmus + Strategic Partnership Program, it is aimed to increase the entrepreneurial capacity of refugees and migrants in host countries with the Building Entrepreneurial Capacity for migrants through Online Learning Project.
The project has 2 main Intellectual Outputs (IOs). These;
IO-I: Self Employment Route Map /Guidebook
IO-II: Online Learning Platform
IO-I: IO-I: Self Employment Route Map /Guidebook
Self Employment Route Map /Guidebook is a road map for developing immigrant and refugee entrepreneurship that includes Challenges migrants and refugees face when starting their own business and/or looking for a job, and/or applying for a job and also suggestions for solutions to overcome these challenges. In the guidebook, the definition of migrants, immigrants and refugees, the agreements made for immigrants and refugees in the EU and the world, the laws regulated, many difficulties in establishing and managing new businesses in host countries, solutions to overcome these difficulties, and information such as etc.
Migrants and refugees face many challenges when looking for a job in the host country, opening a new business and/or integrating into the labour market. These are:
- Lack of understanding of the local labour market
- Inability to identify the framework and needs of the local labour market
- Difficulties in accessing local business networks
- Lack of start-up capital and necessary facilities to start a business
- Inability to learn the language and culture of the host country
- Training programs etc. deficiencies are the main problems refugees and migrants face.
Through the Guidebook is aimed to facilitate refugees and migrants to integrate into the labour market and set up their own businesses and integrate with local people.
However, the Guidebook contains information to develop business skills and competencies, such as business planning, legal procedures for starting a business and/or establishing a company, and running a business.
The book will be used locally and throughout Europe. The guidebook has translations into Turkish, English, Norwegian, Greek, German, Italian and Arabic.
IO-II: Online Learning Platform
The Online Learning Platform, which is the second intellectual output of the project, was established to provide entrepreneurship training to migrants and refugees. The main objective of the online learning Platform is to provide better employment opportunities and living conditions by providing online training to migrants and refugees.
Course modules have been developed for entrepreneurship education on the online platform, and it is aimed to facilitate the integration of target groups into the labour market in the host countries, ensure social cohesion, and improve their knowledge, skills and capacities by providing training to refugees and migrants who want to establish their own business, start and operate a business.
Course modules have been developed that address the following topics. These modules are translated into Turkish, English, Norwegian, Greek, German, Italian and Arabic.
- Business Plan
- Start Up
- Finance Sources for New Entrepreneurs
- Promoting and supporting entrepreneurship in Europe
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Digital Marketing
In order to overcome the difficulties identified in the Self Employment Route Map/Guidebook and to propose solutions, online training will be given to immigrants and refugees who want to start a new business or find a job, to increase their entrepreneurial capacity.
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