Migrant entrepreneurship can offer host societies a win-win situation, generating incomes for migrant entrepreneurs and contributing to knowledge transfer, innovativeness, and economic growth within the host economy. However, studies reveal that migrant entrepreneurship is primarily male dominated (Brieger and Gielnik, 2020). By supporting a design thinking approach to promote social and sustainable entrepreneurship the ETHIKAS project will be equipping migrant women with the skills, knowledge and mindset needed to build a system that works for all: society, the economy, and the environment.
The aim of the ETHIKAS consortium is to design and test new adult education opportunities, particularly for adult migrant women with a low level of skills, knowledge and competences. The creation of new upskilling pathways should allow adult migrant women to enhance their key competences and to progress towards higher qualifications.

The approach will be embedded into a blended learning hub that will also implement the necessary guidance as a service, via mentor women, to ensure they have access to relevant learning throughout life, improving skills identification and screening, designing learning offers according to their needs, and developing effective outreach, guidance and motivation strategies.

The ETHIKAS framework is based on design thinking methodology and the project WILL:

  • Develop an E-book aiming at fostering social entrepreneurship for migrant women
  • Create Toolkit of OER based on design thinking for social entrepreneurship
  • Creation of Learning Hub for downloading OER materials aimed at increasing  the awareness of the project

Eight European organizations are working together on the project for 30 months, from 2022-05-31 to 2024-12-01.

Project duration: 31 May 2022 and 1 December 2024.
Financial support: European Commission, Erasmus + Programme
Project website: https://www.ethinkas.eu/.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website and all its contents reflect 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.
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