Benchmarking, mutual learning & action planning
The benchmarking and mutual learning pillar is dedicated to assessing cities’ performance in terms of strengths, gaps, and possible areas of improvement. MEGA partner cities and regions from Germany, France, Italy and Spain have been matched and mutually reviewed their practices, gained insights into solutions of partners, and initiated concrete actions to improve policies and measures at local and regional level.
The Peer Learning Event, roughly half-way through the project’s implementation, has been dedicated to face-to-face presentations and discussions of benchmarking results, lessons learnt and preliminary conclusions for local and national migrant entrepreneurship support measures. The activity included studying of host city good practices, site visits, dialogue with key actors, documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt for transfer and design of best practices. As international multi-stakeholder event, it created a uniquely open and creative environment to discuss the transfer and design of best practices among the participating cities. The Peer Learning Event took place on 4-6 December 2019 in Munich, a leading city in the development and implementation of migrant entrepreneurship support schemes and coincided with the Phoenix Award ceremony, the city’s flagship event for promoting migrant entrepreneurship with nation-wide resonance. The peer learning sections brought together approximately 30 participants, namely project partners and stakeholders committed to supporting migrant entrepreneurs.