ARISE – Appetite for Enterprise

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  • To foster networking, knowledge, experience-sharing among social workers, trainers, intercultural mediators and key stakeholders to strengthen resources supporting integration of migrant women and their access to work and development of entrepreneurial initiatives
  • To promote the social and entrepreneurial capacities of migrant women through development and exploitation of food-related knowledge and skills that provide possibilities for income-generating activities
  • To stimulate development and implementation of economically sustainable food-related innovative business ideas as a vehicle to promote mutual learning between the culture of migrant women and the one of the welcoming communities
  • To foster intercultural dialogue and a culture of welcoming communities in partners’ countries to reduce social exclusion of migrants and contribute to their better integration


  • Researching of quantitative and qualitative data collection on migrant women’s social, economic, learning needs, and analysis of business climate and preconditions for food-related business establishment
  • Offering international Training Course for 18 social workers/trainers/intercultural mediators
  • Implementing 20 Local Workshops to 12-15 migrant women per country on (I) development of personal and soft skills; (II) entrepreneurial education, entrepreneurial culture, entrepreneurial civil education; (III) visits to migrant-led enterprises and meetings with successful migrant entrepreneurs
  • Producing a toolkit for organizations promoting economically sustainable food-related innovative business ideas and cultural initiatives, the “Appetite for Enterprise” Toolkit


  • State of the Art Report composed of (i) Assessment of migrant women’s social, economic, learning needs, (ii) Analysis of business climate for food-related business establishment for migrant women – challenges and opportunities
  • Focus Groups, local Workshops and International Training Courses
  • Informal Network of Migrant Organisations, social workers, trainers, intercultural mediators, social partners and stakeholders, and migrant entrepreneurs
  • Local Enterprise Events (1 per country) to showcase business concepts to local audiences and stakeholders


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Date of the project

01/02/2017 – 31/01/2019

DG of reference

DG Home Affairs – Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), Priority 1: foster integration of migrant women




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