In France, migrant entrepreneurship is a relatively fragmented policy area combining a wide range of sectorial policies and measures. The country still lacks a coherent and integrated approach on the topic. In this framework, key actors promoting agenda-setting are training/accompanying/incubators stakeholders such as GRDR, SIAD (Résonance Nord/Sud), Bond’Innov, Campus France (MeetAfrica), FIA ISM, OFAD, APIES; funding actors (Investissement & Partenaires, Fondation Enthic, Fadev, COFIDES, OFII); France Terre d’Asile and Singa specifically targeting newly arrived migrants and refugees as well as not exclusively « migrant entrepreneurship » oriented operators such as ADIE, Cités Lab and ADIVE.
The needs of migrant entrepreneurs in France are addressed by policies from the areas of labour integration, social business, development, and by measures aiming at promoting further cooperation among the stakeholders active in the field. Moreover, since 2014, public policies in France target newly arrived immigrants, a category that includes only those with less than 5 years presence in the country. All immigrants with a longer stay fall out of the integration programmes.
The objective of the national coalition building process in France is to bring together all stakeholders active in the field in order to exchange experience, learn from each other and develop a critical mass pushing for a more coordinated action to support more inclusive entrepreneurship policies. The national coalition initiative ultimately aims at producing economic development and social impact in the host country.
EVENT: Convention d’Affaires 2018
Date of the event: 5 July 2018
Expected participants: More than 200 participants – Minority/Migrants entrepreneurs, Regional/national authorities, Large corporations, Consultants, NGO with expertise on entrepreneurship, Business associations
The “Convention d’Affaires 2018” is an event where (potential) entrepreneurs can meet with the whole French entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The activity will be an occasion to reward some remarkable entrepreneurs by giving them access to a full range of support in finance, consulting or expertise to develop their business internationally. It will also be an opportunity to connect entrepreneurs with national authorities, financers and buyers of large corporations in order to help them develop their business and generate jobs within their communities. The Convention d’Affairs will serve as a platform to bring together relevant stakeholders in the area of inclusive entrepreneurship and push the agenda at regional and national level.
For more information:
- See adive.fr
- Contact meljarroudi(at)adive.fr – Adive