Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe face huge challenges in joining the workforce due to a lack of knowledge of local systems or laws, language barriers or cultural differences, among other things. Despite this, migrant populations are statistically more likely to become entrepreneurs than local populations. Supported by local partners, SPARK builds large, sustainable networks, which connect young refugees and migrants who want to start their own businesses with providers of training, coaching, and access to finance. Often entrepreneurship can positively impact newcomer’s participation, resilience and empowerment in a new country.
Programmes in this location
SPARK is directly supporting Afghans refugees to find employment in the Netherlands to help them settle and integrate into Dutch…
SPARK has joined forces with four other European organisations (KIZ, PerMicroLab, Auto Ocupacio and Youth Business International) to create a…
The Human Safety Net For Refugee Start-ups (THSN)
THSN is dedicated to providing refugees in Europe with the skills and resources to start up their own businesses and…