The Women in Creative Power project seeks to address gaps in the integration process of migrant and refugee women, seeking to improve their employability and establish and strengthen ties with their new communities. WICP also aims to contribute to the development of new design and creative skills through tandem training and intercultural dialogue. Accordingly, the project deploys the notions of inclusivity, diversity, and collaboration in Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) by encouraging immigrants to develop their creative ideas into work, inclusion, and self-fulfillment possibilities. It further explores the inherent talents and skills of migrant and refugee women, who are the ambassadors of their cultures, the project further connects them with women who are involved in the creative sector in their receiving communities, such as artisans, art students and designers, seeking to foster the contact and creation of a network to sustain their sustainable integration and promoting inclusiveness and respect for cultural, ethnic, and language richness.


As such, WICP seeks to make an important contribution for the full integration of migrant and refugee women in their receiving communities and labour markets by promoting the intercultural and diverse enrichment of European societies.

In this context, the specific objective of Intellectual Output 2 (IO2) is to improve the skills of migrant women to be economically integrated in their host communities through engagement in creative businesses and social entrepreneurship and self-employment opportunities. Drawing from the results collected in IO1, the WICP International Report, and the IO2 research and assessment of needs for migrant women in entrepreneurship, a mentorship program has been developed and
implemented in order to improve the entrepreneurial skills of migrant women in the creative and socio-cultural sectors. This effort was based on a cooperative peer-to-peer assessment among partner organisations, as well as co-design and relevant inputs from the migrant women and women entrepreneurs involved in the project.
The goal of the mentorship program was to include the participants themselves in the development of its content and structure by gathering insights beforehand. The mentorship programme has deployed an approach of equality towards the relationship between the mentors and the mentees, supporting an interactive and participatory work.

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