What results has social reporting produced?

The WINBIZ Social Report aims to build a solid scientific basis for the development and contextualization of PR2, PR3 and PR4, through processes that will concern the acquisition and sharing of references and verified knowledge, based on both a theoretical perspective and a data-based quantitative and qualitative research. It shall emphasize and clarify the training needs and the social, labour, economic and cultural status of migrant women or women with non-Western backgrounds with a medium-high level of education1 (target group), while fostering an adequate contextualization at local, national, and European levels. The Report elaborates a framework with guidelines, tools and templates that will sustain an early involvement of both target groups and stakeholders, in order to establish a poignant approach and a significant assurance of the future sustainability of the project.
What are the conclusions?
Albeit the current migratory dynamics in Europe face today a prismatic series of matters and entrenched criticalities, the WINBIZ project, along with its approach and methodologies seems to have found a significant and fecund ground of action. The foreseen framework appears to be relevant and deeply needed, especially given the nature of the identified recipient group. As previously mentioned, the project acts in favor of migrant women, non-Western cultured and specifically with a high or medium level of education. Such element plays a decisive role in the interpretation of all the data gathered in this production. Both theoretical research and on-field based inquiry reveal a set of valuable findings and results that shall be acknowledged as crucial elements, considering that there is still limited information available regarding both soft skills and hard skills that a migrant woman should possess in the entrepreneurial context. As a whole, competences that migrant women entrepreneurs need are somehow similar in all six of the partner countries. The national desk research process identifies a series of distinctive necessary skills such as: language proficiency, cultural assessment, networking competence, access to funds abilities and specific knowledge of a given bureaucratic system. Given the entrepreneurial education process that the WINBIZ project aims to realise, it appears that the related contents shall address the entrepreneurial matter considering speculative approaches, ideative competences and implementation perspectives, at local, national, and European level. Thanks to the careful qualitative process implemented during the national desk research process, the WINBIZ project is today enriched by a vibrant, diverse, and very motivated community of women, ready to valorize personal and collective potential and to generate well-being for themselves, their local community and generally for the society they live in.