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EMLINK: Stakeholder Networking Event on the establishment of a temporary mobility model

05 April 2024

Belgium, Georgia

On 21-22 March 2024, a hybrid event was organised offering a platform for stakeholders’ cooperation and exchange, including representatives from the public and private sectors to foster trust and understanding of entrepreneurial mobility as a safe channel for temporary migration with a focus on start-ups and entrepreneurs in both Georgia and Belgium. 

Structured in several working sessions, the Stakeholder Networking Event intended to encourage dialogue on the establishment of a temporary mobility model for entrepreneurs and address the challenges and opportunities in both countries.

The event participants received a comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities of the main stakeholders in both countries of focus, the management structures of the start-up ecosystem as well as regional dimensions and entities supporting start-ups, along with the overview of key institutions involved in supporting and promoting entrepreneurship. The importance of cross-border collaboration in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship was reiterated by the H.E. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium as well as the representative of the European Delegation to Georgia.

The Stakeholder Networking Event has also introduced successful start-ups both from Belgium and Georgia to the event audience. The startups already having international exposure and bringing their voices into the discussions on the start-up mobility schemes, have been granted the opportunity of exchanging firsthand experience from the mobility standpoint and engaging them in the discussion on further fine-tuning of the temporary mobility model for entrepreneurs.

The EMLINK Project is funded by the European Union through the Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) on behalf of Belgium.