Statistics show that it is harder for youngsters with the non-EU background to become self-employed in comparison to those of the EU background. In 2018, Eurostat analysis presents that the EU self-employment rate for people aged 20 to 64 was 12.1% for those born outside the EU and 14.0% for the native-born population. Moreover, there are few registered business hubs/incubators for young migrant entrepreneurs in Europe.

Thus, Migrant Talent Garden (MTG), the project financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment, will address high & rising migrant youth unemployment by uniting field experts in a multi-national entrepreneurship support programme. Its main goal is to train, mentor & make sure young migrants have a chance to implement their business ideas.

To ensure MTG’s sustainability, its outputs will be freely available to the public at least 5 years after the project. The fact that the project will be developed transnationally will further contribute to the universal-applicability of its products.


Training (6 workshops) for integration workers and business mentors, on how to work with migrant entrepreneurship


Capacity-building activities for everyone that is interested in starting a business (12 weekly workshops)


Six months acceleration programme for those who decide to start a business or has already started it.

Creating an online platform, that includes all the relevant information for starting a business in each of the participating countries

Establishing a network of business people and entrepreneurs willing to support young migrant entrepreneurs

Setting up a physical incubator for young migrants.

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