SMAB – Smart Business For All

Project Start Date: 01-11-2021
Project End Date: 01-11-2023

Project duration: 24 months

The initiative refers to the “Integration of migrants: Commission and Committee of the Regions partnership for EU support to local action” It constitutes a project inspiration based on which our concrete objectives have been built. “The Commission’s top priorities are safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our citizens and using all available tools to mitigate the socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted the normal operations of many EU industries and put some companies under severe financial pressure.” European Commission, The Corona Virus response, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. The European Commission has also announced a new plan to help countries better integrate migrants.

The plan is aimed at fostering migrants’ sense of belonging and fighting an ‘us and them’ narrative. The project will offer novel training and educational material, with close consideration to the target group as far as linguistic and informal educational and training approaches are concerned. The novel coronavirus outbreak is a trying time for everyone, the more so for those on the margins of our societies, like migrants and refugees who are often the most vulnerable. (International Catholic Migration Commission, The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Time for Empathy and Solidarity). Facing an increasingly uncertain, complex and challenging world that faces numerous changes due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, there is an utter need for people to be equipped with digital skills. The project relies on adult education and the provision of VET opportunities to migrants, refugees, migrant and refugee centers, people that live in remote rural areas and enterprises, people at risk of societal exclusion due to occupational barriers and/or tribal background in correlation with the acquirement of contemporary training and vital information, skills and capacities on the COVID 19 pandemic so that entrepreneurial activities are maintained and profitable during this challenging time.

SMAB migrants

The project focuses on the rural enterprises, also with emphasis on the green sector for those interested, as well as existing on potential new entrepreneurs on the field. The project idea focuses on providing adequate, appropriate and state of the art training to migrants, refugees, people marginalized in remote areas and all interested parties that wish to start up a nosiness or maintain and even grow their existing one by equipping them in various mandatory fields (digitalization, e-entrepreneurship, green businesses and more).

Being able to enterprises safeguard entrepreneurial operational capacity and create new entrepreneurial opportunities and pathways constitute the project core objectives. As Commissioner Thierry Breton stated, “joining forces is the only way to beat coronavirus spread”. Thus, the project aims at being a powerful tool, also beneficial for RDP startups of young farmers, migrants and refugees providing knowledge and skills, establishing innovative national and European models based on an EQF framework.

The project will be implemented in an international partnership within the framework of Erasmus+ KA220-VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training

The consortium consists:

NORWAY Prios Kompetanse AS
GERMANY Startup Migrants UGy
SPAIN Clictic S.L.

SMAB – Smart Business For All
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