Generali committed to empowering refugees to set up 500 new businesses by 2020. Through The Human Safety Net, Generali’s new initiative for its communities, Generali is harnessing entrepreneurship to enable refugees in Europe to create their own jobs. Through work, refugees can take back their dignity and build new livelihoods that secure a decent life for themselves and their families.
Starting in Germany and France, refugees can access a competitive 6- to 8-month program of incubation, training and funding to equip them with the skills, resources and tools for becoming successful entrepreneurs.
Thanks to a new partnership and a co-investment from the French Labour Ministry, Generali committed to expand their program for refugee entrepreneurs in France from Paris to three new locations: in Montreuil, St Denis and Strasbourg. The Strasbourg incubator, realized in collaboration with German colleagues and partners, will be the first Franco-German hub of its kind.