Promoting ethnic entrepreneurship in European cities

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01 March 2012
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01 March 2012
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Abstract

European cities are increasingly faced with the challenge of integrating people from very diverse backgrounds. As migrant populations increase, so do the opportunities for new business, job creation and international competitiveness. This report shows that ethnic entrepreneurs, however small their venture, contribute to the economic growth of their local area, often rejuvenate neglected crafts and trades, and participate increasingly in the provision of higher value-added services. They can help to promote stronger trading links with their home countries and foster social cohesion in their host communities. The report examines what city authorities are doing to attract ethnic entrepreneurs into their established business communities, and to facilitate the business environment – from the purely financial to providing training and advice. An executive summary and case studies are available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    140
    Reference No: 
    EF1138
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    Promoting ethnic entrepreneurship in European cities

    European cities are increasingly faced with the challenge of integrating people from very diverse backgrounds. As migrant populations increase, so do the opportunities for new business, job creation and international competitiveness. This report shows that ethnic entrepreneurs, however small their venture, contribute to the economic growth of their local area, often rejuvenate neglected crafts and trades, and participate increasingly in the provision of higher value-added services. They can help to promote stronger trading links with their home countries and foster social cohesion in their host communities. The report examines what city authorities are doing to attract ethnic entrepreneurs into their established business communities, and to facilitate the business environment – from the purely financial to providing training and advice.

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  • Executive summary

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    2
    Reference No: 
    EF11381
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    Promoting ethnic entrepreneurship in European cities - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    This report presents the results of the final module of Eurofound’s research within the project Cities for Local Integration Policies (CLIP). The research focused on answering the following questions: What are the profiles of ethnic entrepreneurship in cities? What challenges and barriers do ethnic entrepreneurs face? In what sectors are they found? What are their experiences of starting and running a business? What are the state and non-state rules and regulations governing the SME sector in general and the ethnic SME sector in particular, and how do they shape ethnic minorities’ self-employment trajectories? What policies can be found that support and promote ethnic businesses?. Read more in the report and case studies - see Related content.

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