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- "@HIT” Methodology -

ENEU project uses a flagship methodology called “@Home In Transition”, designed and executed by our partner @desinovastudios. This methodology focuses on empowering the people in transit such as immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees to move towards self-efficacy and self-employment. As part of the method we can mention the key points to have in mind while running entrepreneurial educational activities for this particular target group:

Confidence and outcomes: Participants in this specialised training have overcome adversities and are seeking a transformative journey towards a better life. They are not here for mere entertainment; they are hungry for practical knowledge that can help them build genuine and meaningful businesses. Authentic work experiences, real-life examples, and hands-on case studies are essential to their learning process.

Cultural sensitivity: Trainers must familiarise themselves with the diverse cultural backgrounds of migrants and refugees. Create a respectful and inclusive learning environment by addressing language barriers, providing materials in multiple languages, and considering interpreters if needed.

Tailored program: Conduct a needs assessment at the start to understand participants' entrepreneurial skills and knowledge gaps. Customise the program to address their unique challenges and aspirations, incorporating real-life examples that resonate with their experiences.

Community building: Foster a sense of community among participants by starting with ice-breaker activities that build trust and camaraderie. This supportive community will facilitate collaboration and shared learning experiences.

Personal stories and boundaries: Encourage participants to share their personal stories, but respect boundaries and avoid comparing them to others. Remember, there are layers behind people's behaviour that may not be obvious.

Diverse learning styles: Recognise that participants may have different levels of education and experience. Design activities that accommodate diverse learning styles and expertise levels. Hands-on workshops, peer-to-peer learning, visual aids, and interactive materials will be highly beneficial.

Real-world exposure and networking: Organise visits to local businesses or entrepreneurial hubs to provide participants with real-world exposure and networking opportunities. Invite guest speakers, including successful migrant entrepreneurs, to inspire and provide practical insights. Give participants the chance to showcase their entrepreneurial projects.

Mentorship and networking: Establish a mentorship program where participants can connect with experienced entrepreneurs for ongoing support and guidance. Facilitate networking opportunities to connect participants with each other and local business communities. Celebrate their achievements to boost confidence and reinforce the idea that entrepreneurship is a viable path for them.

Resource hub for ongoing support: Create a resource hub that sustains the efforts started during the program. This can include a consistent community, access to practical real-time information such as funding opportunities and legal support, and other resources to aid participants in their entrepreneurial journey.

Continuous improvement: Each training is unique, just like its participants. Collect feedback throughout the program to make continuous improvements. Stay responsive to the evolving needs of migrants and refugees, ensuring the training remains effective and impactful.

Let's empower migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees to thrive as entrepreneurs and contribute to a brighter future!  

Stay tuned for further updates!  


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