Not everyone has an equal opportunity to transform their ideas into a #business.
Jacqueline Winstanley FRSA, CEO and Founder of Universal Inclusion and The Inclusive Entrepreneur Network participated in a panel discussion that highlighted the lived experiences of those who face barriers to creating enterprise. Jacqueline stressed the need to include disabled people in future research, and how global governments and policy makers can support and upscale the sector, increasing inclusive economic growth.
The panel discussion was part of the launch of the new report and brought together the views of the European Commission, the #OECD and the Global Entrepreneurship Network. It took took place following the presentation of the main findings and discussion on priorities actions for governments as highlighted in the report.
The launch took place on November 30, 2021 and can be viewed below:
The Missing Entrepreneurs 2021
The Missing Entrepreneurs 2021 is the sixth edition in a series of biennial reports that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation, economic growth and social inclusion by overcoming obstacles to business start-ups and self-employment by people from disadvantaged or under-represented groups in entrepreneurship.
It shows that there are substantial untapped opportunities for entrepreneurship in populations such as women, youth, the unemployed, and immigrants and highlights the need for more differentiated government entrepreneurship policies that respond to the specific barriers they face.
The report includes an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 across these populations of entrepreneurs and the effectiveness of the policy response. It also contains thematic policy chapters on microfinance and leveraging the potential of immigrant entrepreneurs. These chapters present the range of current policy actions in EU and OECD countries and make recommendations for future policy directions.
Finally, the report contains country profiles for each of the 27 EU Member States that identify for each county the major recent trends in entrepreneurship by women, youth, seniors and immigrants, the key policy issues and the recent policy actions.