APPs Based Competence Development for Migrants Entrepreneurship

EU-Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for VET
Coordination: Le Monde des Possibles (MDP) (Belgium)

Duration: November 2022 – October 2023



The ABCD4ME project aims to increase the economic integration of migrants by supporting the development of skilled and qualified digital entrepreneurs. The project aims to support VET teachers and trainers with innovative tools and methods, namely an online digital database, digital learning platform, EQF and ECVET informed design of curriculum proposal and methodological handbook for transferability in a European context. The Specific Objective of the action is to ensure that, on the one hand, target migrants acquire the knowledge, skills, tools and network necessary to start a business through implementing a lean entrepreneurial capacity-building programme in a digital format and that, on the other hand, third parties can replicate the program across the EU easily and with limited resources.

The main outcomes and expected impact of the ABCD4ME project will be:

– PR1. Online Digital Database for Migrant Entrepreneurship in a Digital Economy, with best practices, innovative projects, methodological guidelines, policy papers, tools and resources on migrant entrepreneurship.

– PR2. Theoretical Framework, Pedagogical Basis and Training Curriculum.

– PR3. Digital Training Platform for Learning via Apps for Migrant Entrepreneurship in a Digital Economy with animated videos. 

– PR4. ABCD4ME Pedagogical Handbook.

The main target groups for ABCD4ME are VET organisations, their VET teachers and trainers that offer training in digital competence, interculturality and entrepreneurship and migrants, supporting their integration through VET interventions that support social inclusion and economic integration.

The AGORA VETPro 4.0 project is an innovative, reality-driven response to a challenge that CEDEFOP highlights more precisely: “Vocational education and training has a poor reputation. Moreover, the discourse on tertiary education continues to favour university education over VET, which increases its unattractiveness. VET needs to be an attractive and credible alternative option to mainstream routes if it is to attract and retain the right students. 

The project addresses the need to strengthen the recruitment and professional development of its main target group, which includes VET teachers and trainers, mentors, practitioners and HR and to ensure their motivation to become ambassadors of the possibilities that the VET system offers to young people, thus promoting attractive VET as a career pathway leading to increased employability and better professional fulfilment of young people.

The planned efforts and the results of the AGORA VETPro 4.0 project that will be produced: Competence Profile and Code of Conduct, Training Programme and Talks and App, will result in increased self-confidence and acquired competences.

Project Nº 2021-1-BE01-KA220-VET-000033048

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.