Opportunities in Europe

European Calls

Entrepreneurial capacity building for young migrants

GROWTH Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs
€2,225,000 The contribution will be up to 85% of the total cost of the project

This initiative focuses on giving information, training and support to migrants, especially the young ones, in order to help them establish their own business.


Starting from the identification of potential entrepreneurs among migrants and from raising the awareness within migrant communities about entrepreneurship, this action will focus on:
• Training courses (e.g. on entrepreneurship, business planning, legal aspects of setting up a company and hiring employees, etc.);
• Mentoring schemes for migrant entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs.

Support will be given also for the translation of training materials into the native languages of migrants.


The maximum duration of projects is 24 months.


This action will bring together organizations from different countries that are already working on the ground to help migrants to start their own independent activity. These organizations will be encouraged to share their methodologies and to build on existing best practice in order to improve and expand the services they offer to migrants. For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article II.17.3.1 of the grant agreement.


Please note that the deadline for electronic submission is 24 May 2018 at 17.00 (Brussels time).

The overall objective of this call is to support the creation, the improvement and the wider distribution of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs.The scope of this initiative includes interventions that target legally-staying third-country nationals in the territory of the EU who can attend training activities according to the applicable legislation in the host country.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Priority will be given to projects that will be scalable and replicable in other countries than the country of origin of the initiatives. Applicant entities must be established in an EU Member state, proposals including an entity from a non-EU Member State in the consortium will not be eligible.