Migrant women in Europe are a relatively large, as well as diverse group. There are different reasons for which they may migrate to the continent, such as being refugees or asylum seekers, wishing to rejoin family members or searching for a better life.
Each migrant may have a different level of qualification skills, while they may or may not have a residence permit. Therefore, it is clear that migrant women may face different labor market challenges, depending on their legal status. Regarding migrant women from Ukraine, the war in their homeland has forced them to abandon their homes and seek a new life in Europe.
Most of the 5 million Ukrainian refugees are women, children and the elderly who had to leave their country, in order to survive. Even though these women managed to escape from the war, they are now facing big barriers and great problems in finding decent work, since they are now the heads of their households. Their husbands and sons are left behind to fight, and as a result these women have to be solely in charge of supporting financially their children and their relatives.
With this envisioned project we aim to strengthen the entrepreneurial skills of women from Ukraine in different EU countries, based on each country’s expertise. To achieve that research surveys and study visits to the involved countries, expert training (training of the experts who are going to be responsible for the training of these women), incubation and promotion of business ideas, networking, pitching, fund raising campaign, will take place within the scope of the CAPU project.