Social inclusion, Migration

Entrepreneurship Nest


Who is behind this?

Mona Xhexhaj

European Movement Albania(EMA)


Who is joining forces?

Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Entrepreneurship


Albania Investment Development Agency


General Directorate of Employment, Education and Vocational


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

This project proposes a strategic solution to the problem faced by Albanian immigrants when returning to their home countries .As these people come back with a luggage of broken dreams, fear of unemployment in one side but ideas, skills and sometimes even capital they need orientation, information and support to urge them reintegrate into the society and develop entrepreneurial projects.

Where will your idea take place?

Tirana, Albania

Why does Europe need your idea?

Albania is facing a concerning increase in the number of Albanian asylum seekers driven to leave by economic reasons towards Germany and other EU countries. First, this has caused problems for the image of our country, and at the same time to already exhausted hosting capacities in EU countries. Secondly, after their return these people feel incapable to reintegrate, to get informed of opportunities, to generate ideas, to improve their skills and be employed.

What is your impact?

A result of our project would be the establishment of the Nest of Returned Migrants with a luggage full of ideas, who will work toward Entrepreneurship into their home countries. Taking care of our own people, will directly impact in the decreased number of asylum seekers and less burden to EU countries, who are dealing with people coming from war zones. Upgraded knowledge and skills of the returnees will directly affect their employment

How do you get there?

1)Create a Database of returned migrants forced and voluntarily as well(Ministry of Internal Affairs does not record the latter one)2) Through a Help Desk, we will provide information sessions to these citizens and regroup them in:a) people who need basic courses to vocational education by directing them to Directorates of Vocational Education in Albania- in partnership with local offices as well b)migrants who obtain skills and ideas but need on hands support dealing with the formalities and procedures (legal, financial, administrative, etc.)3) Establishment of the Nest of Returned Migrants who will be trained about Entrepreneurship Managerial skills. 4)Open hours –Success Stories of Entrepreneurs 5) Facilitate returnee’s efforts to apply for Entrepreneurship and start-up grants

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

We target returned migrants (returned forcefully or voluntarily) from different regions in Albania. Through a comprehensive approach, we expect to train a number of 80-100 returnees

What makes your idea stand apart?

As a candidate country inspiring to become an EU member, Albania needs to reflect, take more responsibility of our own returned citizens, before asking help to Europe. We need an immediate action to this acute problem. In national level, different from other organizations or institutions that offer these trainings and consultancy, we will provide it free of charge. If our project will result successful, we will expand and share it with partner organisations to other countries in Western Balkans

€ 39500,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 47500,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Project team 12 000 Trainers 10 000 Hands-on experts 6000 Training materials 2000 Rent of office and venues 6000 Procedures Manual for Entrepreneurship 2500 Webpage 1000



Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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