Join us in the online event: “Narratives on Migrant Entrepreneurship”!
The MAX project is participating in the conference “Growing Europe” with a special session on Narratives on Migrant Entrepreneurship!
Growing Europe – Boosting Migrants Entrepreneurship Networks is a series of online events on each Thursday in September 2020 and dedicated to current issues and future challenges of migrant entrepreneurship in Europe. The event is organized by the COSME-funded projects EMEN, M-UP and MAGNET.
The session “Narratives on Migrant Entrepreneurship”, organized by UNITEE with the support of Diesis Network, will see the collaboration of the MAX project with this event. It will take place on the 24th of September from 3.40 to 4.40 pm CEST.
You can register HERE!
Migrants significantly contribute to the economies of the host communities. They bring knowledge and skills transfer which can foster higher productivity, more innovation, and overall positive economic impacts.
If migrant entrepreneurship can be highly beneficial for both the newcomers and the host society, why is it not better supported and thus exploited?
Is there a lack of an overall awareness about this positive contribution in Europe? Is migrant entrepreneurship not valued enough because of the sometimes-negative perceptions and wrong stereotypes surrounding migration narratives?
– Why Narrative on Migrant Entrepreneurship? Introduction by Maria Grazia Montella, PhD in Urban Anthropology and project coordinator of the MAX project at UNITEE
– The Solutions Journalism approach and how it contributes to the shift of the narratives around migration by Catherine Edwards, The Local
– A dream called Baby Café: a real story from the ground by Rachida Bouganzir, Founder and owner of Baby Café Haricot Magique social project in Brussels, Belgium
– Policymaking and migrant entrepreneurship: the importance of the wording by Juan Francisco Alvarado Valenzuela, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Introduced and moderated by Maria Grazia Montella, project manager at UNITEE and project coordinator of the MAX project.
Learn more about Growing Europe
Growing Europe is a series of online events on each Thursday in September 2020 and dedicated to current issues and future challenges of migrant entrepreneurship in Europe.
You can find all the sessions, descriptions, agendas and registration links HERE!
Topics of discussion include the importance of migrant entrepreneurship, its development in the last years, new trends, support tools for migrant entrepreneurs, integration processes, best practices and lessons learned, the point of view of EU institutions and actors working in the field, the impact of COVID19 on migrant businesses, and more … : the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th and the 24th of September!
Start registering and join us!