Fostering entrepreneurial activity among immigrants can have a positive impact on both the individuals and the economy as a whole. Immigrants bring a unique set of skills, perspectives, and experiences to the table, and their participation in the entrepreneurial ecosystem can lead to the creation of new businesses, jobs, and innovation. However, immigrants often face barriers to starting a business, such as lack of access to resources, networks, and knowledge. Therefore, support for new approaches to entrepreneurship education and mentoring can help immigrants overcome these barriers and achieve success as entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship education can play a crucial role in preparing immigrants for success as entrepreneurs. Traditional business education may not always be tailored to the specific needs of immigrants, such as language barriers or cultural differences. Therefore, it is important to develop entrepreneurship education that is inclusive, culturally sensitive, and specifically designed for immigrants. Educational materials should provide immigrants with the knowledge and skills they need to start and run a successful business, such as market research, financial management, and legal and regulatory compliance. In addition to education and mentoring, there are other ways to foster entrepreneurial activity among immigrants. Access to resources such as funding, networking opportunities, and business incubators can also be crucial for immigrant entrepreneurs. Governments, private sector and non-profit organizations can play a role in providing these resources and creating an environment that is supportive of immigrant entrepreneurship.
Within this context the Dessi project aims to encourage entrepreneurship among community members and improve education and mentoring for entrepreneurs. It focuses on enhancing entrepreneurship sectors by providing local access to educational resources and practical knowledge for entrepreneurs who are willing to share their expertise with disadvantaged groups. The project also works to establish functional connections across regions within the EU. Ultimately, it aims to improve the training and participation of local community members, leading to increased opportunities for inclusion and growth in local markets, and promoting smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth in line with the Europe 2020 strategy. Additionally, it has a positive impact on people facing exclusion due to various factors and obstacles.
In conclusion, fostering entrepreneurial activity among immigrants is important for both the individuals and the economy. By providing inclusive and culturally sensitive entrepreneurship education, mentoring, and access to resources, we can help immigrants overcome the barriers they face and achieve success as entrepreneurs. It is essential to support new approaches to entrepreneurship education and mentoring that are tailored to the specific needs of immigrants, as well as creating an environment that is supportive of immigrant entrepreneurship.