Migrant women have poorer social and economic integration outcomes, compared to their male counterparts. Among other international institutions, the OECD has stressed the need to facilitate the integration of migrant women as part of a broader strategy that aims to minimize their isolation. In this direction, the EU recognizes the potential power of entrepreneurship as an integration tool, which, on the one hand can facilitate the economic, social and cultural integration of migrant populations, and at the same time, can strengthen the overall economic power and cohesiveness of the EU. In following, the ATHENA project conducted research, trained professionals, and piloted entrepreneurship support services targeting migrant women over a two year period. The results of the lessons learned from the process and recommendations on how to move forward at both European and national levels has culminated in the ATHENA project policy recommendations entitled: Creating a clear pathway towards migrant women entrepreneurship.

You may find the full policy paper in English with the Executive Summary in English, French, Greek, German, Italian and Spanish here.

The ATHENA project (Approaches To valorise the High ENtrepreneuriAl potential of migrant women to contribute to their social and economic integration) is a two-year project funded by the AMIF Program.