Workshop zu Refugee Entrepreneurship

Workshop on Refugee Entrepreneurship (23 May 2022)

Dear Participants,

It is with pleasure to welcome you to the 2022 Workshop on refugee entrepreneurship at the University of Bremen. We are grateful for the numerous submissions of proposals and the big number of requests to attend. Obviously, there is a growing number of scholars interested in research on refugee entrepreneurship and we hope to contribute to building and maintaining this movement by hosting this workshop.

Refugee entrepreneurship is still an under-researched topic in entrepreneurship studies. And it is an ambiguous phenomenon: the root causes of refuge relate to serious pain and threats of people who had to leave their country due to wars, civil wars, or other catastrophes of different kinds. At the same time, entrepreneurship of refugees is a measure to achieve and maintain livelihood in a new setting – and often a sign of hope for people in such constellations that may help them to rebound.

As a hybrid workshop, we look forward to meeting you in person or online. With several paper sessions and two panels we offer a one day program and we try to explicitly consider long-term development as well as current challenges like the situation in Eastern Europe, in Turkey or in African countries. Enjoy your time at the workshop and let us stay in touch!


Jörg Freiling, Aki Harima & Thomas Baron


Workshop location

Chair in Small Business and Entrepreneurship (LEMEX)

Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 1                      WiWi 1 Building

28359 Bremen                                      Room A3290


Phone: +49 421 218-66870


Accomodation and travel information

If you want to stay overnight, there are hotels near and on the campus that offer special rates for university guests:


7THINGS Hotel                                                   ATLANTIC Hotel Universum

Universitätsallee 4                                         Wiener Straße 4                                                         Tel.: +49 421 24670

Tel.: +49 421 69677377        






How to find us

By car

When coming from A1 highway, change at the “Bremer Kreuz” onto the A27 highway in the direction of Bremen-Bremerhaven. Leave the A27 at exit “Universität / Horn-Lehe” and head towards “Centrum / Universität.”

Ample parking is available on campus. There is a parking fee of 1.00 euro per day.

Upon entering the parking space you will receive a parking ticket which has to be paid before leaving. You can only pay cash!

By bus or tram

You can get to the University of Bremen conveniently by bus and tram, provided by Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG).

The campus map shows the location of public transport stops in the campus area.

The following lines stop at the “Universität / Zentralbereich” (university / central campus area): 6, 21, 22, 28, 31.

By train

Plan your journey with the Deutsche Bahn (German Railway) to Bremen central station. Leave the station southbound (towards the city center). Taxis, busses, and trams leave directly from the station forecourt. You will pay approximately 15 euros for a taxi ride to the University of Bremen. It is cheaper by tram: Take line 6 towards “Universität.” For Faculty 7 (Business Studies) you should get off at the stop “Universität Süd.

By plane

You will have to pay about 24 euros for the onward journey from Bremen Airport (BRE) to the University of Bremen by taxi. The tram line 6 goes directly from airport to the university. You should get off at the stop “Universität Süd”.