Caritas Norway is proud to announce its partnership with the Migrant Talent Garden network as an expert partner. The EEA and Norway Grant project “Migrant Talent Garden” will provide support to young non-EU migrants who wish to establish a business. The ideas were discussed during the study visit in Norway.
On June 17th, 2019 we had the pleasure of hosting 6 of our partnering organizations at our establishments in Storgata 38. Our partners were able to visit Caritas Resource Centre, our information and research center which in 2018 received over 20,000 inquiries in the form of information and counseling, legal assistance, job-related and language courses.
NGOs and private organizations from Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Latvia, and Lithuania completed a workshop during the study visit in Norway to assess and discuss the current situation of young non-EU migrants in their respective countries. Migrant Talent Garden met with Ingrid Falconer and Zahra Moini from the Norwegian Center for Multicultural Value Creation(NSFV) as well as Nicolai Strøm Olsen from Startup Migrant to discuss diverse practices, trends, and challenges migrants face when they choose entrepreneurship as a means of income.
The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
Caritas Norway, specifically our domestic department has years of experience working directly with migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and youth. Our mandate is to support with integration of migrants, reduce economic and social exclusion, promote good mental and physical health, as well as fight social dumping and human trafficking.
Although training and support centers for entrepreneurs exist in many parts of Europe a few focus on the specific challenges young migrants face. It is, therefore, this 48-month project seeks to create a business support network and training program for young entrepreneurs.