Workshop to address the linkages between return migrants and entrepreneurship

Published Date:   Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013

How does return migrants linked to entrepreneurship? Is there any evidences to support the fact that return migrants capable with some better skills and knowledge to venture for new start ups? It seems both facts and assumptions are getting stronger days by day. The forthcoming policy workshop on “Return migrants and Entrepreneurs: Beyond established paradigms Return migrants and Entrepreneurs: Beyond established paradigms” on 23 April, 2013 will bring together scholars from diverse background such as national and international development agencies, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs and migration stakeholders to share their ideas, views and research findings on the theme. The participants include scholars from various countries and regions such as Armenia, North Africa, Italy, Albania, Serbia, Germany, Belgrade etc.

There is growing interest on what migrant can do to promote cross boarder entrepreneurship partnership for mutually sustainable economic development. Institutional actors, government and non-government sectors are also increasingly taking interest in these areas. As a result of several interrelated development in the areas of technology, large scale professional migrations to the developed countries having better and facilitating policies for entrepreneurship and transport facilities, many migrants emerged as new entrepreneurs in the emerging global scenario. The global network that developed due to the advancement in the areas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) phenomenally facilitated both social and economic ties across the globe.

The workshop intends to address the entrepreneurship of return migrants to different countries and across various regions by laying emphasis on the conditions conducive to their economic and social action- conditions that are related to their material and human capital gathered during migration but also to the mobilisation of a transnational social capital between the country of destination and the country of origin. The workshop will also address the impact of home country policies which should make return and investment viable, together with the role of destination countries. For details about the workshop, please visit

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