Promoting and Supporting Migrant Entrepreneurship – Guide book

This Guide book "Promoting and Supporting Migrant Entrepreneurship – Guide book”  (August 2016), was produced by DG GROW within the framework of COSME Programme.

The study is based on three main methodologies: theory-based evaluation with standard evaluation criteria, benchmarking, and case studies.

The scope of the study covered the EU, its Member States (EU28), Norway, and signatories of the COSME programme. Information on these countries is gathered at the national, regional, and local level, and includes actors from the public, private, and the third sectors. In addition, good practices beyond Europe were included to provide inspiration and perspectives from different contexts. The result of the first phase was a database of 193 support schemes across Europe and beyond. Among these 193 schemes, 38 were selected, taking into account the effectiveness of each initiative, the range of services offered, as well as the geographical representation of Member States across the sample.

These 38 initiatives were benchmarked and 22 were selected as case studies for this guidebook based on their scoring, geographical location, and activities coverage.


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