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  • One year of the European Migrant Entrepreneurship Network (EMEN): supporting a more favourable ecosystem for migrant entrepreneurs.

    Officially active since October 2017, EMEN was launched on 7 December 2017 during a successful public event organised by AEIDL in Brussels that saw the participation ofmore than 50 people – from EU institutions and networks, NGOs, chambers of commerce, municipalities and other EU-funded projects for migrant entrepreneurs. We heard

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  • Finance for refugees – The Hague, 7 September 2018

    On 7th September 2018 the NpM organised the conference Finance for Refugees; making it work, in The Hague, The Netherlands and EMEN was present. NpM, the Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), is the leading national platform for inclusive finance worldwide and brings together Dutch development organisations, social investors and commercial

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  • Migrants are good entrepreneurs – and not only grocers (Professor A. Kritikos)

    Are migrant businesses nothing but greengrocers? Professor Alexander Kritikos of the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschafts­forschung (DIW) disposed of this myth at EMEN’s first annual conference in Munich on 23-24 April 2018. He pinpointed the massive contribution migrants make to new business creations in Germany. They are rarely acknowledged for what

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  • HELLO EUROPE: EU Migration Policy Summit

    The “EU Migration Policy Summit: citizen driven innovation for policy design” organized by Hello Europe, an Ashoka initiative, took place in Brussels on June 7th, 2018. Hello Europe is an Ashoka Hello-Europe initiative that identifies powerful solution to help migrants to scale in Europe. Ashoka has more than 40 years of

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  • EMEN-UP Welcome Workshop

    On 2nd and 3rd of May 2018, EMEN attended the EMEN-UP Welcome Workshop in Brussels, and learnt about its theory of change. EMEN-UP is a cousin project, also approved under the COS-MigrantsENT-2016-4-02 call. It is a network that promotes and seeks “new opportunities for the creation and growth of migrant

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