The ATHENA project will run in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia and Spain, and aims to develop common knowledge, identify good practices and improve capacity building around the issue by preparing new services in support of migrant women entrepreneurs. As part of the project, migrant women will be granted the opportunity interact, exchange information, and improve their relations and contacts in their host country.
ATHENA culminates in the creation of business plans and workshops for the target group, led by IHK Projektgesellschaft mbH, that will support the entrepreneurial capacities of migrant women and establish an entrepreneurial path for migrant women in different regions of the EU.
This project follows the 2019 AMIF project entitled SMART Volunteering for Migrant Women in which a majority of interventions made at the final conference noted that the lack of economic opportunities for migrant women is a major challenge that prevents their proper integration. The EU Entrepreneurship 2020 Action plan intends to remove obstacles and revolutionize the culture of entrepreneurship in the EU by ensuring that business services reach all potential entrepreneurs, including vulnerable populations, thus improving cohesion in the EU and facilitating entrepreneurship among migrants already residing in the EU.
Camara Oficial De Comercio Industria y Navegacion de Sevilla (CCSEV), Spain
Siaulu Prekybos Pramones Ir Amatu Rumai (SCCIC), Latvia
Digital Leadership Institute (DLI), Belgium
Approaches To valorise the High ENtrepreneuriAl potential of migrant women to contribute to their social and economic integration - ATHENA
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022
Funded by AMIF – European Commission Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs