https://throughenterprise.eu/ is based on the premise that we must do more to enable the social and economic integration of newcomers to our societies. Typically, migration is led by men seeking employment, but they are often accompanied by wives and young adult children. While integration is difficult for all, women are most at risk facing multiple levels of marginalization relating to gender, family, cultural, linguistic and social barriers.
Entrepreneurship training has increasingly been shown to be a useful means of combining skills training with integration: when taught as a transversal skill, it can be path to business creation, employment, involvement in community initiatives or simply problem solving and self-esteem. Often participating in a training course among locals has positive impacts on inclusion.
In reality, though, enterprise training providers are not well equipped to train females from different cultural backgrounds. For these reasons, the project will significantly improve the access to and quality of entrepreneurship education within the context of inclusion and diversity, so as to unlock the potential of migrant and refugee women.