The M-UP Network

Below you can browse our full list of members by their geographical position or their offered services.


We develop higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict affected societies into prosperity.

Van Diemenstraat 70, 1013 CN Amsterdam, Netherlands


Adie is a French non-profit organization, the first micro-credit institution in France, but also in Western Europe.

139 Boulevard de Sébastopol, 75002 Paris, France

Micro Start

We develop higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict affected societies into prosperity.

Rue de Fiennes 77, 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium


Initially focused on the areas of employment policies, training, and socio-occupational integration, the European Association for Information on Local Development (AEIDL) expanded the scope of its activities in the 90s, notably in the field of rural development, and in particular through its role in coordinating the European LEADER Observatory and the network of “Rural Information Carrefours” (EU information points in rural areas).

Sint-Pieterssteenweg 260, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium


Autoocupació (Fundació Privada per a la Promoció de l’Autoocupació de Catalunya) is the proposal of a group of young people to promote self-employment as an alternative in the fight against youth unemployment. It was created, initially named as CP’AC, in 1986.

Carrer del Vallespir, 111, 08014 Barcelona, Spain


DELITELABS’ goal is to support aspiring entrepreneurs in developing and realizing professional projects and thus activating entrepreneurial spirit.

Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, Netherlands

Department Migration and Globalization of the Danube University

The Department Migration and Globalization of the Danube University Krems works on a critical issue of modern societies, namely Migration and Globalization. In so doing we want to contribute to a better understanding of the processes at work to promote social cohesion and wellbeing.

Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria

Positive Planet France

In 2006, PlaNet Finance France (now Positive Planet France) created the programme “Entreprendre en Banlieue” with the aim of supporting and creating microenterprises in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, to help unemployed people overcome administrative problems with starting up a business.

1 Place Victor Hugo, 92400 Courbevoie, France

SMart Kolektiv

SMart Kolektiv contributes to positive social change by connecting companies and civil society organizations , helping companies to adopt social values, and organizations to develop business skills and sustainability.

Svetozara Markovića 42, Beograd 11000, Serbia

Social Impact

We are the agency for social innovations. For over 20 years, we have been developing products and services that help to ensure sustainability and social balance. One focus today is the development of infrastructures to promote social innovation.

Berlin, Germany

Syrian Volunteers Netherlands

a small non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization with big goals. Established by a group of Syrian youth living in the Netherlands as a proactive response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis. Soon after the birth of SYVNL, volunteers from the Dutch community strengthened the organization.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Youth Business International (YBI)

Youth Business International (YBI) is a global network of independent non-profit organisations which help young people to start or grow sustainable businesses, which create jobs and strengthen communities.

11 Belgrave Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1RB, UK

Youth Business Spain

Youth Business Spain is a private, independent and not-for-profit foundation tackling unemployment by means of expanding youth entrepreneurship opportunities in partnership. Youth Business Spain is organized as a national network of well-established local delivery partners who are responsible for providing support services to young entrepreneurs.We develop higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict affected societies into prosperity.

Calle de Serrano, 136, 28006 Madrid, Spain


KIZ is an expert when it comes to self-employment and professional reorientation . It is a matter of the heart to help our customers recognize their strengths and become successful – be it in the job or as an entrepreneur. Among other things, we do this together with private partners and the public sector.

Hermann-Steinhäuser-Straße 43-47, 63065 Offenbach am Main, Germany

Singa France

Initially a citizen movement, SINGA creates opportunities for refugees and their host communities to meet and cooperate. Their aim is to build bridges between people, encouraging dialogue, fostering cultural enrichment and creating job opportunities. SINGA seeks to improve awareness and change perceptions about refugees and asylum seekers.

50 Rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris, France

Associazione MicroLab

Associazione MicroLab, founded in 2003 in Turin is a non-profit organization based in Italy; its purposes are exclusively those of social solidarity, seeking to provide benefits to socially and economically disadvantaged people through mentoring and training programs to promote self-employment. 

Via Biancardi 30, 80097 Frattamaggiore, Napoli NA, Italy


Habitat has been working with young Turkish entrepreneurs for 20 years and has empowered hundreds of thousands of young people in pursuit of its mission to drive youth entrepreneurship and support sustainable development.

Yeşilce Mahallesi, Çelik Cd. No:41, 34418 Kağıthane/İstanbul, Turkey

Deutschen Mikrofinanz Institutes

The DMI is the quality assurance company of the German microfinance industry. Our benchmarks, training and accreditations ensure that the funds invested in our funds are particularly beneficial – over a long period of time. We value not only the good quality in consulting and awarding, but are in the daily responsibility to the investor, who can expect a responsible use of the funds used.

Hermann-Steinhäuser-Straße 43-47, 63065 Offenbach, Germany

European Microfinance Network

The EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE NETWORK (EMN) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation based in Brussels, which promotes microfinance as a tool to fight social and financial exclusion in Europe through self-employment and the creation of microenterprises. It is the Network’s mission to facilitate capacity building and to advocate on behalf of the sector. ​

Rue de l’Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


Restarter is a platform and a community, that empowers refugees to make a new start through building networks, education and employment opportunities. To enable refugees to become rebuilders of their own lives and the communities where they are living, by promoting business projects. The aim of the foundation is to work with newcomers, in particular – but not exclusively – with refugees from the Middle East to promote social enterprise. To equip and empower them with values, education, experiences and skills.


Renaissance African Association

The Renaissance African Association was officially founded on January 7, 2017 in Brussels. It aims to boost the talents of the African diaspora through training, coaching and project management support. We bring together people with multiple skills, sharing our vision and eager to work together to promote people and projects from sub-Saharan communities.


Youth Business Poland

Youth Business Poland (YBP) is an accredited member of the Youth Business International (YBI) established by the Prince of Wales Charles Foundation, supporting young people in the development of companies and creating new jobs in 52 countries. In Poland, we associate over 100 mentors and volunteers, thanks to whom, since 2008, we have helped establish over 600 companies and create over 1,000 new jobs.

UI. Dobra 56/66, 00-312, Warszawa, Poland

Microfinance Centre

The Microfinance Centre is a social finance network that promotes fairness, inclusion, equality and responsible service. We unite 113 organisations (including 77 MFIs) across 36 countries of Europe, Central Asia and beyond, who together deliver responsible microfinance services to almost 2,000,000 low-income clients.

ul. Noakowskiego 10/38 00-666 Warsaw, Poland

Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE)

The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) is the UK’s leading entrepreneurship foundation. We work to make the country more entrepreneurial.

Our activities focus on advancing the entrepreneurship agenda for the UK, and are grouped under four key pillars:
– Delivering entrepreneurial development programmes;
– Researching the state of entrepreneurship and how to unlock potential in neglected groups, communities and locations (such as refugees);
– Building thriving entrepreneurial communities (including the Refugee Entrepreneurship Network);
– Engaging and informing policy makers and the public.

Ballafon Social Cooperative 

Ballafon is a multicultural cooperative society, made up of members from all over the world, which identifies ethnic and cultural diversity as a fundamental value to be safeguarded, it carries out multidisciplinary activities to encourage cultural exchange between peoples and their mutual recognition.

Through dialectical activity with the various institutional bodies, Ballafon acts as the link between the latter and migrants, working on facilitating the process of regularization of non-EU citizens by supporting them in all the different stages.

Social Business Earth 

Social Business Earth (SBE) is a Swiss consulting and advisory service organization based in Lugano, Switzerland, that utilizes the model of social business, a concept developed by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, to maximize the social impact of businesses, charities, philanthropists and government entities.

SBE offers social business incubation services to entrepreneurs who are launching their own social business start-up, assisting them with their business plan and strategy. Only feasible social business ideas will be considered.

Suomen Yrittäjät

Suomen Yrittäjät is the largest and most influential business federation in Finland. Our membership currently consists of more than 115,000 businesses of all sizes, from all corners of the country, and includes the entire range of businesses and entrepreneurs. The membership structure reflects Finnish business life as a whole. We play an active role in ensuring political decision-makers act to improve small and medium-sized enterprises’ operating environment. We also provide information to the public to help influence opinions and raise awareness of entrepreneurship in Finland. We influence and interact with Finnish decision-makers at all levels: locally, nationally and in the European Union.

This website is part of the project Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs to Scale Up and Grow — EMEN-UP (no. 764398) which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020)

The Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs to Scale Up and Grow

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