In the past years, the number of refugees and migrants in Europe has started to decrease but it is still high in most countries of the ETHIKAS partnership (particularly in Italy, Spain, Greece and Cyprus). As example: in 2019 and according to the EU “Overall figures of immigrants in European society”, most first-time applications were lodged in Spain (115,175), Greece (74,910) and Italy (35,005). Relative to the population, in 2019, the highest number of first-time asylum applications was lodged in: Cyprus (1,449 per 100,000 inhabitants) and Greece (698).
In this frame ETHIKAS intends to support migrant women social and sustainable entrepreneurship via human centered approaches equipping with the skills, knowledge and mindset needed to build a system that works for all: society, the economy, and environment. This aim is further developed by the following specific objectives and activities that, based on the typical framework of Design Thinking (that is INSPIRATION – IDEATION – IMPLEMENTATION):
- OBJECTIVE 1: INSPIRE: Analyse and showcase how human centered approaches, including design thinking, may help implementing social entrepreneurship approaches for migrant women
- OBJECTIVE 2: IDEATE: Design, test and translate open educational resources and mentoring supported learning methods with an aim to enhance the professional development of those working or active in the adult education sector by increasing the quality and range of initial and continuing adult learning provision proposing a model of support scheme combining human centered approaches with innovative entrepreneurial learning.
- OBJECTIVE 3: IMPLEMENT: Create and test a resource centre on innovative entrepreneurship education aimed at increasing the awareness on the importance of up skilling both teachers and migrant women on sustainable social approaches to strengthen its educational structures in a system of values supported by all relevant stakeholders.
- At least 210 migrant support staff and 40 migrant women to participate directly in the project development (toolkit, review of the learning materials, piloting, multiplier events)
- More than 40 organizations and institutions will be informed about the project Platform and be provided with specific guidelines to integrate human centered approaches to promote migrant women social entrepreneurship.
- More than 10.000 EU citizens will be informed during the project about the importance of promoting human centered approaches to support Migrant women social entrepreneurship.