In the scope of REFUJOBS, the High Commission for Migration (ACM, I.P.) promotes training courses for refugee people to support in the development of projects that will facilitate self-employment in Portugal.

This initiative follows the methodology used in PEI – Promotion of Immigrant Entrepreneurship Project (*), which is executed according to the following:

  1. Training course “Business Creation Support”:
    • 1 collective session per week (total of 10 weeks), each session lasts 3 hours;
    • 30 minutes individual sessions every week, scheduled with the trainer.
  2. Technical support after the end of the training course:
    • Integrated in GAEM’s (**) activities, it’s necessary to schedule the meeting in advance;
    • Possible face to face support at the facilities of other institutions or in the project’s facilities.


(**) GAEM – Migrant Entrepreneur Support Office

Target Group

The beneficiaries of this initiative are Portuguese and/or Arabic speaking refugee people.

Team and support documentation

This training course is coordinated by GAEM and will be led by a trainer/consultant specialized in business support, aided by a translator (Portuguese/Arabic). During this action, participants will have access to technical support trough collective and individual sessions, as well as support documentation, namely the “Entrepreneur Dossier” (in Arabic).

Next training course will start next June 21, Thursday, being executed, since then, every Thursday, and during 10 weeks, between 02:30 pm till 05:30 pm. Beyond this period of collective sessions, participants can also schedule individual meetings with the trainer to discuss concrete issues about their project.


National Support Centre for the Integration of Migrants

Address: Rua Álvaro Coutinho, 14, 1150-025

Link to the map:

Subway: Green Line – “Anjos” or “Intendente” Station

Buses (Carris): 708, 712, 726, 730


Registration: To participate it is necessary to fill out the registration form available HERE and address it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More information

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High Commission for Migration - ACM, I.P.
Rua Álvaro Coutinho, 14, 1150-025 Lisboa
Telephone: +351 218 106 100
Fax: +315 218 106 117