The Human Safety Net joins Tent Partnership

The Refugee Start-Ups programme aims at empowering refugees to set up 500 new businesses

The Human Safety Net joins the Tent Partnership for Refugees, a coalition of more than 80 companies that have made commitments to support refugees around the world.

Tent was founded in 2015 by Hamdi Ulukaya, the CEO of Chobani yogurt, to mobilize the private sector to improve the lives & livelihoods of the more than 20 million men, women and children who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries.

One of the three programmes of The Human Safety Net, Generali’s global initiative for the community, the Refugees Start-Ups programme is focusing on entrepreneurship to enable refugees across 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.

With The Human Safety Net for Refugee Start-Ups, our commitment is to empowering refugees to set up 500 new businesses, providing entrepreneurs with skills training, business coaching and start-up funding. Launched last June 2017, the programme has already kicked-off in Paris (France) and in Munich (Germany). In both locations, labs are taking place to allow the first aspiring entrepreneurs to refine their ideas and be ready for the incubation phase.