Entrepreneurship as a path to socio-economic inclusion of migrant women

Final Conference of the ATHENA Project

Date and time

Thu, March 16, 2023, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM CET


European Economic and Social Committee – Rue Van Maerlant building (VMA) 2 Rue Van Maerlant 1000 Bruxelles Belgium

About this event

The ATHENA Project (Approaches To valorise the High ENtrepreneuriAl potential of migrant women to contribute to their social and economic integration) is a two-year project funded by the AMIF Program with the aim to contribute to the economic and social integration of migrant women in the EU society by improving the services of entrepreneurship support oriented to migrant women and creating a specific entrepreneurial path for them.

The aim of the event is to present and discuss with the European stakeholders and policy makers, the project results including the policy recommendations and actions plans that would need to be implemented to support and enhance migrant women entrepreneurship.

The policy recommendations are based on the analysis of the lessons learned by the project partners in implementing services and actions for migrant women entrepreneurs.

The event will be in hybrid mode and simultaneously translated to Italian and Spanish.

For more info about the project visit www.athenaproject.net

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9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction & Welcome

10:15 – 11:00 Athena Project outcomes and findings

Analysis of the needs of migrant women towards entrepreneurship across Europe and good practices identified – NOVA Capacity building and preparation of new services of support for migrant women entre…

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Policy priorities – Expert panel discussion 1

Policy priorities for the integration of migrant women entrepreneurs: What actions should the EU take to facilitate the integration of migrant women entrepreneurs?

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 14:4 5Recommendations – Expert panel discussion 2

Opportunities or obstacles? Recommendations addressing the challenges faced by migrant women entrepreneurs: What steps should be taken and by which stakeholders in order to facilitate integration of …

14:45 – 15:30 Success stories of women entrepreneurs

15:30 – 16:00 AMIF future opportunities Focus group