06 May 2019

The Migrant Enterpreneurship Academy | Magnet project starts its courses
Magnet is committed to disseminate the knowledge on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support that already exists across Europe. There is much expertise in this field: From scientific studies to best practice methods that have been tried and tested. The Migrant Entrepreneurship Academy (MEA) will bring academics and practitioners together in a coherent programme.

Thus 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. MEA bridges the gap between entrepreneurship education and practical support programmes and promotes the transfer of innovative solutions across Europe. 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.

MEA is a university-level programme for continuing education, accredited by the Danube University in Krems (AT).

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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.

The interdisciplinary academic programme starts in September 2019 and last 2 semesters (15 ECTS). It consists of 3 face-to-face teaching sessions (3 days each) in October 2019, Krems (AT), January 2020, Berlin (DE) and March 2020, Warsaw (PL) 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.