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Better policies can support refugee entrepreneurship

Published: 2020-10-16

Interview with the researchers of the project "Refugee Entrepreneurship"

With the help of targeted Facebook ads, the research team came into contact with refugees from Syria who came to Sweden and Austria. The ad title asks the question: Are you a newcomer, and planning to start a business?

In Sweden, through various initiatives, attempts have been made to stimulate refugee entrepreneurship in recent years. The potential is great, but more knowledge is needed to create well-targeted policies, say three of our researchers, which together with an Austrian research team runs the project "Refugee Entrepreneurship".

Read the full interview with our researchers Craig Mitchell, Solomon Akele Abebe and Hans Landström and the project in the latest ESBRI e-entré.