A First in Europe: The Migrant Entrepreneurship Academy Is Now Accepting Applications

Dates:  September 2019 – March 2020
Location:  Krems (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Warsaw (Poland)

Organisator: MAGNET Consortium


MFC invites to its co-delivered Migrant Entrepreneurship Academy – MEA bridges the gap between entrepreneurship education and practical support programmes and promotes the transfer of innovative solutions across Europe. MEA will foster the exchange of information, knowledge, experience and instruments of migrant entrepreneurship support between different support organisations. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and get mutual guidance and advice. This peer-learning programme is based upon collaboration of higher education institutions and migrant support organisations. The collaboration of higher education institutions, support organisations and other relevant stakeholders from the policy field enhances the capacity of all partners and organisations involved in promoting migrant entrepreneurship. The collaboration of support organisations and higher education bodies leads to a better skills match and transfer of knowledge from science to practice and vice versa.

The target group of MEA are (future) trainers and consultants in the field of migrant entrepreneurship support (train-the-trainer-programme). MEA provides (future) trainers and consultants with a clear and common understanding of migrant entrepreneurship support, business model development, assessment of migrants‘ entrepreneurial skills and migrant friendly support schemes.

MEA is a university-level programme for continuing education, accredited by the Danube University in Krems (Austria), delivered for free in its first duration. It was developed within the work of MAGNET consortium (https://projekt.mfc.org.pl/migrant-acceleration-for-growth-network/) MFC is part of.

The interdisciplinary academic programme is delivered in English and starts in September 2019 and last 2 semesters (15 ECTS). It consists of 3 face-to-face teaching sessions (3 days each) in Krems/Austria (October 2019), Berlin/Germany (January 2020) and Warsaw/Poland (March 2020) and complementary e-learning activities. This enables participants of the Academy to experience different ecosystems in the field of Migrant Entrepreneurship Support, engage with experts from different sectors and expand their network.

Apply now for this free university course!

This publication is part of the project MAGNET which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020).

Co-funded by the COSME
programme of the European Union

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