Strengthening of European key competences in education and learning of FP through applications to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of migrants

EU-Programme: Erasmus+
Coordination: Le Monde des Possibles (Belgium)

Duration: September 2019 – August 2021


The development of the Digital Competence, Intercultural Competence and the Entrepreneurship Competence has proven to be valuable for Europe’s growth and prosperity. In 2017, 30.4 million persons in the EU aged 20-64 were self-employed. Of these, 26.9 million were native-born, while 3.5 million were foreign-born (of which 2.2 million were migrants born outside the EU and 1.3 million were migrants born in a different EU Member State).

Mobile European Citizenship and entrepreneurship is at the core of the Europe 2020 Strategy to bring Europe back to growth and higher levels of self-employment. However, self-employment is still far from being common and enhancing digital competence has an accelerating impact on entrepreneurship. The project identifies and addresses the risks of isolation of migrant entrepreneurs in a political economy. IBM-MORE considers it relevant to highlight less visible self-organizations like cooperatives in social economy sectors including the positive impact of enhancing the entrepreneurship skills among migrants in the host communities.

In order to meet the educational needs of migrants motivated to become entrepreneurs, a qualified training support is needed through an innovative digital APPs learning. IBM-MORE project aims to support VET teachers and trainers with innovative tools and methods to stimulate the innovation, digital, intercultural and entrepreneurship competencies of VET learners through APPs-based learning. This includes a pedagogical handbook for transferability in a European context.

Our project shall explore a wider understanding of refugee integration as a means of participatory community development in the SSE sector. Capacity-building in the receiving communities is not merely a pooling of professional knowledge and resources, but an empowerment of the whole receiving community and third-country nationals to build a strong community, that considers both, the needs of newcomers and of locals.

The project will have a direct impact in the improvement of the skills that teachers and trainers require to effectively support EKC digital and entrepreneurship competence, providing them with innovative tools and resources to stimulate the innovation and the digital and entrepreneurship competencies by migrant learners and apprentices. The impact envisaged is a strengthening of the VET education and learning European Key Competencies via APPs to boost migrant entrepreneurship

Project Nº 2019-1-BE01-KA202-050449

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.