ALMA: Access to Language Methods for Increasing Migrants' Abilities to Start Their Own Business

alma: Access to  Language Methods

ALMA: Access to Language Methods for Increasing Migrants’ Abilities to Start Their Own Business is a European cooperation project aimed at stimulating migrants to begin a new business, to inspire and provide them with practical guidelines in order to start and run a successful company within a new cultural and linguistic context.

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Who we are

In this project partners from 6 European countries (The Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom) and a European network gather their efforts together to contribute to strengthening migrants’ entrepreneurial and innovative capacity by encouraging their linguistic and intercultural competence.

What we are doing

The project will develop innovative language and intercultural learning methods and instruments to help migrants to get prepared for starting a business and also provide educators, volunteers and professionals working with migrants with innovative learning and information materials.


  • To inspire migrants and improve their skills to set up their own business
  • To improve migrants’ language and communication skills in the field of entrepreneurship
  • To guide migrants in building business skills considering intercultural aspects
  • To provide opportunities for professional development for (volunteer) adult educators working with migrants


  • Setting up a network of stakeholders in the partner countries and in countries beyond the partnership
  • Research activities in all partner countries to identify and select specific examples of active migrant entrepreneurs
  • Identifying role models and elaborating their description (case studies)
  • Development of digital stories/films of the selected role models
  • Development of intercultural and linguistic methodology with focus on the specific knowledge and skills required for migrant entrepreneurs’ competence
  • Development of ALMA Digital Learning Kit - a comprehensive, attractive and interactive e-learning space to empower migrant adults to develop language and intercultural skills needed for facilitating their entrepreneurial venture
  • Piloting the learning kit in Bulgaria, Sweden, Spain, Italy, UK and The Netherlands
  • Developing of ALMA Pocket Guide - 6 practical guides for migrant entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, UK, Sweden, Bulgaria
  • Organization of exploitation events in 6 countries for dissemination, valorization and sustainability.

Information in partner languages

Language: English Dutch Bulgarian Español Italiano Svenska