MASTERING 9 CONVERSATIONS, SUPPORTING REFUGEE ENTREPRENEURS TO EXTEND THEIR NETWORK AND TELL THEIR BUSINESS STORY
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Conference name: 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2023
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The paper reflects on project outcomes and conclusions from the Erasmus+ project Mastering 9 conversations after two and a half year. The aim of the project is to develop a teacher training package for refugee supporting centers in Norway, Lithuania, Italy, Greece and Denmark. Many immigrants have business experiences from their previous life. How can Supporting centers build on their experiences and give them support to become entrepreneurs in their new countries with new rules and regulations?
In the project we have developed a set of tools, like FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), Self-evaluation tests, a train the facilitator course and business model templates for support centers. These tools are based on theoretical frameworks like Business Model Canvas from Osterwalder and the EntreComp framework from the EU Commission as well as Study group pedagogies.
The project has also collected some experiences from both supporting centers and some immigrant business practitioners.
Based on our work we will present some conclusions about the usefulness of the project results for the target groups i.e. supporting centers and immigrants.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Teacher training, Refugees, Study groups.