Female Migrant Entrepreneurship in Portugal, opportunities, challenges and strategies

The second edition of the “Female Migrant Entrepreneurship in Portugal – Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies” webinar, promoted by the High Commissioner for Migrations (ACM), took place at the end of September 2022. The session was attended by the Secretary of State for Equality and Migration, Isabel Almeida Rodrigues, and the High Commissioner for Migration, Sónia […]

Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO 2022

Launched in 2021, the Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO is a unique partnership platform to promote women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem building in the Europe and Central Asia region. EXPO provides an interactive space for women entrepreneurs, investors and private sector representatives for networking and collaboration, peer learning, ideas generation, capacity building and business development. In addition, the platform […]

What are the biggest hurdles for starting a business as a person with a migration background or history in Germany?

Starting a business is a very complex process that can be hard for anybody. However, for people with a migration history, there are additional hurdles that should be taken into consideration when planning consultations, trainings or the establishment of supportive structures. Hurdles, especially for first-generation migrant founders, are: Lack of networks 34.5% Bureaucratic hurdles after […]

Women entrepreneurship, a video session

Women entrepreneurship

In the frame of the Skills Development and Employability Support pillar of the Harmonising Protection Practices in Greece (HARP), ASB hosted the Hellenic Open University (HOU) Research Group DAISSy – Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Sociotechnical Systems – for an info-session on Women entrepreneurship. With the support of DG HOME and in cooperation with IOM. Have a look at […]

Brazilian women in Portugal bet on entrepreneurship to get around low salaries


In 2020, 75% of the entrepreneurship projects of Brazilians supported by the High Commission for Migrations were women Entrepreneurship has been one of the big bets of the Brazilian community in Portugal, which counts with the increasing presence of liberal professionals and more educated workers. President of the Casa do Brasil in Lisbon, an NGO […]

Migrant Mothers in Europe: Celebrating Mothers’ Month Together


May 8th marked Mothers’ Day in many European countries, and it represented a reminder that migrant women are among this vast and diverse group of women in Europe, who are mothers. In May 2022, in the frames of the AMIF-funded project MUMS AT WORK, the European Network of Migrant Women ran an awareness campaign about, […]

Why was born WINBIZ project?


The integration of migrant women or women with non-Western backgrounds into the European context is an essential step towards achieving the goal of raising the EU employment rate to 78%, as called for in the Europe 2030 Strategy. In general, the impact that the employment of immigrant individuals can have on the growth and GDP […]

What are the partners of WINBIZ project?


The WINBIZ project was born from the consortium composed of 6 countries in Europe. The kick-off meeting was in February 2022 in Portugal. APSU, is a Portuguese Association of Start-Ups  that brings the Start-Ups together in order to create synergies that will ultimately support the implementation of these companies. In order to do that, APSU […]