Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Entrepreneurial capacity building for young migrants

Entrepreneurial capacity building for young migrants
Published on: 16/02/2018 Last update: 19/02/2020
Call number: 278-G-GRO-PPA-17-9861
Deadline: 24/05/2018
The overall objective of this call is to support the creation, the improvement and the wider distribution of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs.

This call will identify potential entrepreneurs among migrants and raise awareness about entrepreneurship within migrant communities. Specifically, the focus is on:

  • Training courses (e.g. on entrepreneurship, business planning, the legal aspects of setting up a company and hiring employees, etc.)
  • Mentoring schemes for migrant entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs

The aim of these activities is 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.

Budget and project duration

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at €2,225,000.

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 project.

Call for proposals

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

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

Applicants should use Electronic Submission System (SEP) to submit the proposal. You will need to create an EU Login account (formerly ECAS) if you do not already have one.

Please note that the deadline for electronic submission is 24 May 2018 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 it regularly.

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