July 18, 2019

On June 20th Fresh Start held a well-attended symposium at the House of Commons, sponsored by our local MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil Coyle, with a number of other MPs or their PAs in attendance. Representatives from Refugee organisations, such as Refugee A...

July 15, 2019

The Fresh Start programme celebrated the success of participants at our award ceremony in London South Bank University on 23rd May. Nora Ponton, a London entrepreneur with an international background and a member of our advisory board, introduced the event and offered...

June 24, 2019

In last decades, ICT has been introduced all segment of our lives. It brings new opportunities  for businesses, individuals (i.e. enhance networking and communication, sharing knowledge). With the ICT tools several sources information become more accessible and availab...

June 10, 2019

Fresh Start, with the cooperation of the PMI Belgium, organized a Project Management workshop on 28th of March. The project management skills are important for entrepreneurs and our participants are very grateful for the workshop that Frank Turley delivered in our spon...

March 25, 2019

On the 22nd of January 2019, we had our first DEMODAY event in a nice building, EPOS, situated in the heart of Brussels. Just to refresh your mind; Fresh Start entrepreneurship courses consist of 12 sessions, which aims to connect participants’ talents and needs with t...

March 19, 2019

Through ongoing participatory action research, we have captured the learning resulting from the first year of the project and we will be sharing it with all our Fresh Start project collaborators and all the other projects funded by the Entrepreneurial capacity building...

February 13, 2019

We have done this by developing a culture of mutual shared learning and co-creation of knowledge where participants have contributed to the shaping of the programmes. This has been an essential component of Fresh Start.


While London’s target group was a mixture of sett...

November 30, 2018

Both  the London and Maastricht Fresh Start programmes  ended the first year with a celebration for partners and for the successful participants. ‘Inspiring’ and  ‘motivational’ were the main comments heard at these events.

The Fresh Start teams  in all 3 coun...

January 12, 2018

With the help of our partners we have been busy recruiting a wide range of migrant participants from a diverse group of countries and backgrounds,including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East.

Interest has been high so far among migrant entrepreneurs and there are pl...

December 20, 2017

The Fresh Start project offers us all, participants and project leaders alike, an opportunity to learn from each other and build our expertise and understanding. Good relationships are the key  to effective learning and pave the way for new pathways to develop.

At the L...

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