Leonardo partnership 2009-2011
Ethnic economy has increased in most European countries. More and
more service companies are being founded by unemployed members of
minority ethnic groups. Bi-nationality seems to be an additional
qualification, a door opener and an economic factor.
For many members of minority ethnic groups being self-employed is the
only way out of poverty and unemployment and a key to integration
through the process of work. Look at the mobile-phone shops, the
night-shops, the small shops offering local supplies, the cafes, IT
companies, travel agencies...
Ethnic economy creates new potential and economic power as well as
new apprenticeship training positions and jobs. In the light of
self-exploitation and exploitation of the family networks, however,
there is a growing demand of expertise and COACHING for the founders and
the members of their families.
Seven organizations from five different European countries (Germany,
France, Belgium, Greece, and Czech Republic) are co-operating in the
project “IBP - The Immigrant’s Business Plan“in order to develop
guidelines for the coaching of company founders of minority ethnic
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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