Handbook on migrant entrepreneurship for local authorities and civil society organisations
15 October 2020
“At a crossroads” Best of Unicef Research (BOURE 2020)
23 November 2020

Project “NES – Newcomer Entrepreneurship Support”

The European project “Newcomer Entrepreneurship Support (NES), 2020/21, is coordinated by the Migration Policy Group (MPG), Brussels, and supported by JP Morgan Chase Foundation. It aims at empowering incubators, accelerators and other entrepreneurship services to become more effective and inclusive with respect to the specific needs of new immigrant entrepreneurs – including refugees – in the metropolitan areas of Milan, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Paris and Stockholm.

Planned activities involve mobilising service providers, knowledge production and dissemination of successful practices, also taking into account the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic in the five European countries concerned.



1) Background analysis on migrant entrepreneurship in Italy and Milan
2) Infographic report mapping newcomers and their businesses in Milan metropolitan area
3) Database of 15 incubators, accelerators and other services in the city 
4) Survey on Covid-19 impact
5) Focus Group and National Round Table on challenges and needs for supporting newcomer businesses
6) 3 peer learning transnational webinars
7) Handbook on successful models and practical steps for incubators, accelerators and other services to better support newcomer businesses
8) 1 pilot of Nyforetagarcentrum’s approach in Italy


The expected impact of the above activities will have a twofold advantage

  • on the one hand, the creation of synergies between the incubators and the mapped accelerators will be encouraged and they will be made aware of the potential areas of improvement of the services they provide, thus strengthening their ability to compete on the market
  • on the other hand, new migrant entrepreneurs will directly benefit from a more efficient and integrated support system for a successful entrepreneurial path.


Months 24 (2020-2021)