9 projects launched by migrant entrepreneurs of COMBO

This article addresses the results of a support program for professional inclusion called COMBO, launched in March 2019 by the two associations Makesense and Elan Interculturel. ( https://combo.makesense.org/). It aims to promote cultural and social diversity through entrepreneurship. Over an 8 month period, each refugee will be provided with individual follow-up, including training, workshops, mentoring […]


The PROACTE program aims to better define the labour market and redesign your professional project. This program is delivered by the DECOUVRIR association which supports qualified migrant women in their processes of professional inclusion in Geneve and French-speaking Switzerland. PROACTE includes: 4 one-day training modules 1 one-day hands-on workshop 4 events of networking and information […]

School of Migrant Chefs

L’Ecole des Cuistots Migrateurs (School of Migrant Chefs) is a non-profit association aiming to prepare refugees to get a kitchen porter Diploma. The training is free and lasts 4 and a half months, including a 3-weeks internship in a restaurant. It includes French language courses, practical training, and personalized support.

Action Emploi Réfugiés (AERé)

Action Emploi Refugiés is a service that connects refugees and employers in France. After its creation in 2016, AERe became the tool of reference for refugees looking for jobs in France. The association’s focus is on helping refugee integration by counting on the support of institutional and non-profit partners as well as businesses. Through its […]

“”Diversity in Wallonie” online platform- Belgium

This platform gathers a set of information and tools to support the management of diversity in human resources and in the labour market. Employers, workers and other interested people can find brochures, literature, videos, legal texts, etc.

Surge of citizens

Mapping of citizen initiatives for migrants. 1200 initiatives in France are identified on the map provided by the website. All initiatives in this field can be added and reported through the online form, available through the ‘New initiative’ button on the homepage of the website.


Originally a social start-up which has grown rapidly to become a social movement, ‘each One’ gathers citizens, students, companies, organizations etc. in its network. The main purpose of the association is to make society more inclusive and to enable everyone to reveal their potential. To do so, and among several other actions, each One has […]

Accreditation of prior experiential learning

Anyone over 18 years of age with work experience, but without a diploma, can have their skills in certain professions validated free of charge. After passing a skills validation test (placement) at an approved center, people can obtain a qualification issued on behalf of the regional authority. With this official document, asylum seekers and refugees […]

“Techniques de manutention d’un patient”

This tool aims to invite the person using it to think, create, and broaden his/her horizons by exploring new professional opportunities. To do this, professional environment pictures describing professional gestures are used, and a focus is put on required methods, machines, tools, sounds, smells, rules, etc.