On Thursday 24 May, a consortium composed of Ares 2.0, the Telematic University of Sapienza of Rome (UNITELMA), the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece and two business incubators – the Spanish company Finnova and Innopolis from Greece – submitted the project proposal M2B From Migrant to Businessman: An e-learning solution to a real network to empower migrants, stimulate markets and activate inclusion.

This is a very ambitious project that aims to generate economic and social inclusion for young immigrants through comprehensive training and a mentoring path that will lead to the creation of at least 90 start-ups in Italy, Greece and Spain.

To achieve this goal, M2B will activate a call on a European scale aimed at young migrants with a medium-high level of education in order to make a screening of their skills and select the 150 with a greater propensity to entrepreneurship. The selected young people will be involved in a training course that involves participation in an advanced e-learning course aimed at strengthening the skills of business management and business administration. Participation in the course and subsequent certification of the new skills acquired will be preparatory to the second training phase, in which personnel specialized in business consulting will support the participants in the project in order to encourage the construction of real companies.

The M2B project was submitted in response to a call for participation on the COSME European funding line, which aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises and represents another step in the path created by Ares 2.0 in the European projects.