On Thursday and Friday, 27-28 October, took place the third transnational meeting of Sentim project and the second multiplier event, in Umbria, Italy.
Throughout the meeting were presented the results of the workshops developed in Italy (by GO Bufalini) and Spain (Burgos Acoge) to test the methodology to train in competences for entrepreneurship, small adaptations of the methodology were agreed and next steps of Sentim project were planned, including some adjustments in the project schedule.
The final version of the methodology is avalilable here. All the final results of the Sentim project are available onhttp://sentim.org/index.php/expected-results, where results are available in English and their translations in the four partner languages (Italian, Slovenian, Greek and Spanish).
Next day, on Friday, October 28, 2016, between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm in the Office of the Consultation of Immigrants in Via Imbriani 2, Perugia, a working day took place in under the Sentim project.
According to the report of the Center for Study and Research IDOS on Immigration and Entrepreneurship of 2014, Umbria is the fourth region of central Italy according to the number of companies promoted by immigrants and occupies the sixteenth place at national level with 7,457 companies. Individual companies (about 6,000) are the most widespread form of business among immigrants.
The event focused in promoting business initiatives by immigrants, social entrepreneurship, local development and employment. And migrants who have managed to create their company in Italy or those interested in starting a business in their countries of origin, had the opportunitie to told their own experiences as entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneurs.
Along the multiplier event became known the methodology, specially adapted to the needs of Immigrants, developed to date in the framework of the Sentim project: The evaluation of competencies for the entrepreneurship and the methodology developed to train in competences and to accompany in the entrepreneurship processes.
The event was attended by the partners from the Sentim project who had the opportunity to share experiences and good practices in the following areas: Business training for young people and adult persons of foreign origin; policies and strategies to promote entrepreneurship among citizens of foreign origin; local development and creation of social enterprises under the European regulatory framework; and possibilities of support for immigrants interested in entrepreneurship who wish to return to their countries of origin.
De “Emprendimiento migrante” discutieron Stefano Briganti de la Officina Operaria Bufalini (Citta di Castello), Francesco Francescalia (Regione Umbria), Franco Billi (Regione Umbria) Suleman Diara de la Cooperativa Social Barikamà, Riccardo Fano de la Asociación Ya Basta, Modou Gueye de la Asociación Sociocultural Sunugal, el empresario Robert Stalin Moran, el empresario Arlinda Mukja, Piero Sunzini director de la ONG Tamat, Paolo responsabel regional de ARCI / ARCS e Elisabetta Tricario de CARITAS Diocesana de Foligno.
“Migrant entrepreneurship” discussed by Stefano Briganti of the Offices Operaria Bufalini (Città di Castello), Francesco Francescalia (Regione Umbria), Franco Billi (Regione Umbria) Suleman Diara of the Barikamà Social Cooperative, Riccardo Fano of the Ya Basta Association, Modou Gueye The Sunugal Sociocultural Association, the entrepreneur Robert Stalin Moran, the entrepreneur Arlinda Mukja, Piero Sunzini director of the NGO Tamat, Paolo regional responsible of ARCI / ARCS and Elisabetta Tricario of CARITAS diocesana of Foligno.
The young people of the Association of Young Muslims of Italy, Perugia Section, participants in the workshop on “Training in skills for entrepreneurship” developed under the Sentim project, presented their ideas of social enterprises.
The day served to publicize the methodology developed within Sentim to provide people of immigrant origin with the basic tools to understand concepts and ideas related to entrepreneurship and to learn how to use their skills and knowledge for development innovative and sustainable social enterprises.
Finally, an ad-hoc lunch was prepared by the Mensa chefs with the Tua Testa, the Ya Basta project in association with AIAB Umbria and Ponte Solidale.
The second transnational meeting of SENTIM project took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 13 and 14 April 2016. Project partners have made an overview of all activities done until that moment and they have planned activities for future tasks: trainings and e-learning platform.
So far project partners have prepared a report about the state of social economy and business opportunities in the frame of it in eachIMG 2617Ljubjana June 2016 country, interviews with immigrant were conducted in Spain and Slovenia and tools for assessing interest for entrepreneurship among immigrants and identifying entrepreneurial competencies were prepared. All documents and tools will soon be available online.
Moreover, on 13 April 2016 first multiplier event “Proactive steps towards entrepreneurship” was held in Ljubljana, at Creative Centre Poligon. More than 50 participants had the chance to get to know SENTIM project and get acquainted with activities already done and results achieved and also with future planned activities.
More than 50 participants at the event also got the chance to test Pro Action Cafe methodology in the process of developing actual business or project ideas and solving real challenges of individuals and organisations. During the whole process our guests had the support of experienced mentors. In a round table discussion three immigrant entrepreneurs from Iran, France and the Netherlands shared their stories and business experiences in Slovenia. The event, held at a coworking place, offered also a great space for networking and creating links for future cooperation.
If you are curious about the details of the event, you can read more about the event here.
SENTIM team is already excited about future project activities, results and events.
The first transnational meeting of Sentim project took place in Cità di Castello, Italy, on 4 and 5 November.
Throughout the meeting the most important aspects of the project (objectives, actions, timetable, budget) and the responsibilities of each partner were clarified.
According to the Sentim working plan, these are the next steps of the project:
– Collecting information to analyze the business opportunities in the frame of social economy in each of the participating territories.
– Identification of the necessary skills or competences needed for the individual and social entrepreneurs.
– And at the same time, development the plans for dissemination and evaluation.
– The meeting was also an opportunity to know our hosts, the training center Operaia Officina Opera Pia “GO Bufalini “, the people who are part of the institution, the students and the way they work. We also had the opportunity to enjoy their fantastic hospitality.