DARE Seminar June 16 Utrecht

Migration, Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship

DARE Research Seminar 2022-1 – Save the Date and Call for Proposals
We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the first 2022 DARE Research Seminar. This on-site seminar will focus on Migration, Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship, and will be organized in collaboration with the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) and the Hogeschool Utrecht (HU). Please save the date and consider to submit a proposal. You can find more information below.
When: Thursday June 16, 2022 (14:00 – 18:00 CEST, including network drinks)
Where: Utrecht University School of Economics (Kriekenpitplein 21-22, Utrecht)
Local committee: Hein Roelfsema (U.S.E.) and Leendert de Bell (HU)
Theme: Migration, Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship
Conflict is increasingly driving relocation in search of a better life. In Europe, the focus is on conflict in the Middle East and especially Syria, and very recently in Ukraine. But as the large majority of refugees remains in the region of the conflict, refugees and migration flows are also very important in shaping realities in developing countries. Although many refugees initially see relocation as temporary, in practice many of them stay in the host country for a long period of time and often struggle to integrate in the labor market. Out of necessity, but increasingly also through the acquisition of new capabilities, many of them turn to entrepreneurship, not only as a source of income, but also as a source of social capital and integration.
During this seminar, we take stock of academic and applied research in the field of migrant/refugee entrepreneurship and inclusive entrepreneurship. Potential contributors are invited to submit proposals, such as:
  1. Academic papers that discuss international migration, labor market entry, and entrepreneurship with a specific focus on refugees and conflict;
  2. (Extended) abstracts and presentations of policy studies in this field;
  3. Presentations on entrepreneurial support projects,  to which universities, universities of applied science and/or centers for entrepreneurship have contributed.
The seminar will be organized by the Utrecht University of School of Economics (U.S.E.). Together with the Hogeschool Utrecht (HU) and the municipality of Utrecht, it has worked on Plan Einstein, which is seen as a flagship European project on refugee support.
Please provide proposals on Monday May 16 at the latest. You will be notified about acceptance (or not) within two weeks after the deadline. You can submit your proposal through this online form.
Please do not forget to register for participation in the seminar using this online form.