Meet our partners

NES is carried by a partnership of experienced organizations in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden, acting as the regional convenors of a network of incubators, accelerators and other support organizations interested in the NES initiative. As lead partner, MPG is responsible for overall coordination and the production of knowledge tools.

Agency for Diversity in Entrepreneurship (Adive)

The Agency for Diversity in Entrepreneurship (Agence pour la Diversité Entrepreneuriale – Adive) is a French non-for-profit organization created in February 2009.

Its missions are:

  • to create a direct relationship between SMEs settled in disadvantaged areas (as defined by the French government) or minority-owned businesses and large companies, through RFPs processing and networking events;
  • to help these SMEs to build capacity, increase their sales, develop their activities, generate jobs and wealth creation in order to foster social and economic development of disadvantaged areas;
  • to provide large companies with solutions to implement a sustainable and diversity-oriented procurement program.

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Fondazione ISMU

Fondazione ISMU is an independent scientific organization, which promotes and carries out research, studies and projects focused on the theme of multiethnic and multicultural society, particularly in relation to the phenomenon of international migrations.

ISMU represents an entity prepared to cooperate with governmental institutions both on a national and a European scale, with local and regional administrations, with social and health agencies, with the world of voluntary work, charitable institutions, and associations, with the system of organized interests, as well as non-profit organizations, universities and schools of all kinds and levels, Italian and foreign scientific research institutes, public and private libraries and documentation centers, international agencies, diplomatic and consular delegations.

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Grdr (Migration, citizenship and development) is an international non-governmental organization created in 1969 which works in France, West Africa (Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau) but also in Maghreb (Tunisia and Algeria) in support of migrants initiatives on development projects in their villages and regions of origin. In France as in Africa, the Grdr supports all types of projects, whether they multisectorial, associative or individual, and provides methodological support to project leaders. In its philosophy, the Grdr does not do instead of project promoters, but allows them to acquire the skills to successfully complete all stages of their project cycle. The branch of GRDR based in Montreuil has a broad project portfolio in the migrant entrepreneurship support field. Working closely which strengthens migrant entrepreneurs by capitalising on their ties with countries of origin.

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With the mission to promote, expand and enhance possibilities for entrepreneurs across Sweden to start and run sustainable businesses – creating jobs, stronger communities and economic growth, NyföretagarCentrum is the leading entrepreneurial non-profit organization in the country. Each year, NyföretagarCentrum supports the start of approximately 8,000 new companies – 11% of all Swedish new started companies/year. We especially target and help underserved groups including youth, women, refugees, and migrants. In 2019, 16,500 people were given support by NyföretagarCentrum, 37% of which were born outside Sweden. 

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TERN is an ambitious social enterprise and ever-growing community with a mission to enable refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas. We help refugees become entrepreneurs, launch businesses and take control of their own futures. Alongside our experienced volunteer community of over 300 industry experts, entrepreneurs and consultants, our goal is to launch 2,000 refugee-led businesses by 2025.  

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Migration Policy Group

The Migration Policy Group is an independent think-and-do tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.

Our vision is a world where everyone fully participates and contributes to an inclusive society and public life. People of all backgrounds must have and should know and use their rights to equal treatment, equal opportunities and safe and orderly migration.

The Migration Policy Group is committed to achieving lasting progress towards more open and inclusive societies. Since MPG’s establishment in 1995, we have played a pivotal role in shaping European laws and policies. Many original MPG initiatives have become established features of the European Union’s legal and policy landscape.

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Kompass - Zentrum für Existenzgründungen Frankfurt am Main - gemeinnützige GmbH

Kompass – Center for Entrepreneurship, established in 2000, is a public entity in the city of Frankfurt. Ever since its inception, Kompass has distinguished itself and gained wide recognition for stepping up to the changing social and economic market conditions. This is evident in Kompass’ wide reach, from offering training and education for the unemployed, providing startup consultation to Frankfurt’s large migrant community, promoting entrepreneurship among senior, to consulting economic development institutions on training interventions for entrepreneurship across the EU.

Kompass is a staunch advocate of transparent local and regional links among all the key players and enablers of entrepreneurship and is an active and pivotal member of the Rhine-Main Network. The network consists of more than two dozen local and regional institutions engaged in economic development at all levels of impact, including political policy formulation, industry clusters, banks, universities, employee and employer associations and chambers of commerce.

Kompass’ activities comprise three main areas:

  1. Startup Support: Across genders, nationalities, professional backgrounds and ages
  2. SME Support: Small and Medium Enterprises
  3. Consultation and Training: project to support entrepreneurship development that boosts national and international economic growth

Kompass’ Guiding Principles:

  • Foster a holistic approach to entrepreneurship support
  • Create an entrepreneurial spirit in regions
  • Create new jobs and lower unemployment rate
  • Provide equal entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Improve the competitiveness of the region – through self employment and new firms
  • Enable efficient use of public money for start-up support institutions

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Unternehmer ohne Grenzen (UoG)

Based in Hamburg, Entrepreneurs Without Borders is the foremost platform furthering the migrant entrepreneurship agenda in Hamburg. The non-profit association was founded by entrepreneurs of different nationalities and business branches as a platform for mutual exchange. The organisation successfully implemented projects in the fields of business start-ups, business consulting and training as well as education and parental advisory for the last 20 years. The association’s work focuses on strengthening the local economy, the promotion of business start-ups, particularly of people with a migrant background, as well as the participation of women in economic life. 

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