The International Conference “Economic and Social Inclusion of Asylum Seekers and Refugees through Social Entrepreneurship” will be held on March 10th, 2022, at the University of Bologna, in the framework of the REInSER project, whose partner is the DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University.
Contributions focusing on theoretical approaches, policies and practices and projects to integrate refugees through social entrepreneurship are invited. Applications from senior and junior scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and everyone who works or has an interest on the Conference theme are accepted. As for scholars, please note that the conference is interdisciplinary, and open to contribution from economics, political sciences, sociology, anthropology, and other relevant disciplines and sub-disciplines.
The deadline to submit abstracts is January 30th, 2022.
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About the REInSER project
The main objective of the REInSER project is to improve the economic, and consequently wider, integration of refugees in host societies of the ADRION programme area by using approaches of social economy and in particular social entrepreneurship and by tapping the potential of networking and knowledge transfer of transnational as well as cross-sectional cooperation of key stakeholders.
The long-term objective of the REInSER is on the one hand to enhance possibilities for refugees to become active economic actors and agents of their own integration in a given host society and on the other hand to contribute to the local and regional sustainable economic development by generating employment and supporting the creation of new social responsible businesses.
REInSER brings together 8 project partners from academia, business support organisations and local authorities gathering different expertise, knowledge and skills in 6 countries of the ADRION area (Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia).
REInSER main outputs involve:
- The creation of an innovative transnational cooperation network that will bring national, regional and local governments, governmental bodies, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, academics and refugees together in a common programme as the first of its kind in the ADRION region.
- The transnational knowledge exchange through study trips, gathered best practices, shared methodologies and approaches.
- A business toolbox and pilot actions (including a hackathon) envisaging the development of contrete social entrepreneurial ideas with refugees, supported by an experimental social ecosystem.
- The preparation of a holistic transnational strategy and an action plan for the successful integration of refugees, supported by an experimental social ecosystem.
The project is supported by the Interreg ADRION Programme funded under the European Regional Development Fund and IPA II fund.
For more information on the REInSER project: www.reinser.adrioninterreg.eu