Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Entrepreneurial capacity building for young migrants

Entrepreneurial capacity building for young migrants
Published on: 01/09/2016 Last update: 18/09/2017
Deadline: 30/11/2016
The overall objective of this call aims at supporting the creation, the improvement and the wider dissemination of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs.
  • Number: 225-G-GRO-PPA-16-9233

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.

The objective of the above activities will be to help migrants to become self-employed and build a successful enterprise (profit-generating and/or with social objectives).

Eligible applicants

Applicants must be established in one of the 28 EU countries (EU Member states).

Budget and project duration

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at €2.150.000.

The maximum duration of projects is 24 months.

Maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs: The contribution will be up to 85% of the total cost of the action.

Call for proposals

The full text of the call for proposals is available below.

The application forms are available here.

Applications must comply with the requirements set out in the full text and be submitted using the forms provided.

Please read the Guide for Applicants (see below) very carefully before starting the electronic submission. You will also find the SEP Guide for Submission on the SEP website.

Please note that the deadline for electronic submission is 30 November 2016 at 17.00 (Brussels time).


Additional information, including the updated list of the call's questions and answers, will be posted on this page during the publication stage, so we encourage you to visit regularly.

Questions on this call for proposals can be submitted in writing by sending an email to: