In Dalarna we are funding four projects which focuses on businesses among newly arrived immigrants, and one project which focuses on business ownership among foreign-born women.

Projects for business ownership among newly arrived immigrants

Method development for successful generational changes

What? Development of a method that facilitates generational change in businesses that are at risk of closing and makes it easier for recently arrived individuals with ability and experience of entrepreneurship to take over these businesses to a greater extent.
Project principal: Nyanlänt Företagande AB
Projektet drivs i: Dalarna, Stockholm, Södermanland och Västmanland
Project period: 21/02/2019–31/12/2019
Contact person: Hans Hallengren, Nyanlänt Företagande AB

Joint fast track for business owners

What? Training in running a business and individual guidance. The project works with a business school in basic Swedish, online advice, individually and in groups, and with digital tools and videos online.
Project principal: Almi Företagspartner AB (parent company)
Project is running in: Throughout Sweden
Project period: 01/10/2017 – 16/12/2019
Contact person: Maroun Aoun, Almi Företagspartner AB
Learn more: almi.seexternal link

Snabbspår Nyanlänt Företagande 2.0 (Fast Track Newly Arrived Entrepreneur 2.0)

What? Training in running a business as well as individual guidance combined with a mentorship programme. The project provides newly arrived immigrants who want to run their own business with courses, guidance, study visits and meetings with role models.
Project principal: Företagarna/Nyanlänt Företagande AB
Project is running in: Municipalities in Dalarna, Stockholm, Södermanland, and Västmanland
Project period: 31/05/2017 – 31/12/2019
Contact person: Ove Jansson, Företagarna/Nyanlänt Företagande AB
Learn more: nyanlantforetagande.seexternal link


What? Online training in running a business as well as individual guidance combined with a mentorship programme. The digital platform allows for participants from anywhere in Sweden.
Project principal: Insamlingsstiftelsen IFS Rådgivningscentrum
Project is running in: Dalarna, Gävleborg, Halland, Stockholm, Södermanland, Värmland, Västra Götaland, and Örebro
Project period: 01/08/2017 – 19/10/2018
Contact person: Amir Almaleh, Insamlingsstiftelsen IFS Rådgivningscentrum
Learn more: yumpzone.comexternal link

Projects for entrepreneurship among foreign-born women

Trappa upp nationellt (National escalation)

What? A project to establish the Yalla Trappan concept and methods in the five participating regions in order to establish new cooperative companies and to strengthen existing cooperatives for immigrant women. The aim is to increase employment and entrepreneurship among immigrant women through cooperative entrepreneurship, employment, internships or work preparation measures such as education and study circles.
Project principal: Coompanion Sverige ekonomisk förening
Project is running in: Blekinge (Karlskrona, Ronneby, Sölvesborg and Karlshamn), Dalarna (Borlänge), Jönköping (Jönköpings kommun, Öxnehaga), Västerbotten (Skellefteå), and Västra Götaland (Fyrbodal-Mellerud).
Project period: 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2020
Contact person: Jenny Kowalewski, Coompanion

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