TREND (Training Refugees in Entrepreneurial Skills using Digital Devices) is an European Union funded initiative that aims at helping refugees set up their own business.
This is done by training the trainers working with refugees on entrepreneurship issues and helping inform refugees on how self employment is a viable option for them in Europe.
Norway’s Foreningen Mikrofinans Norge is leading the consortium. AKEP will administer the program in Greece with the other participants being Iepscf Jemappes (Belgium), KulturLife GmbH (German) and Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (Ireland).
The TREND initiative is part of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ adult learning program and will run for three years.
For the first six months of the project, research will be developed by the consortium mapping existing tools and methods aimed at training refugee entrepreneurs in the countries involved. At a later stage, trainers will be trained on how this knowledge can be passed onto end users of the program (refugees and migrants).
CHARACTERISTICS OF TARGET GROUP:
Main aim: Make self employment a viable option for refugees in Europe by training entrepreneurial trainer and using digital devices.
The objectives of the program are: