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Diaspora Invest

The Diaspora Invest project is funded under the Human Capital Operational Program, Priority Axis 3: Jobs for All, Specific Objective 3.7: Increasing employment by supporting non-agricultural enterprises in the urban area.


Supporting Diaspora Romanians to Start a Start-Up Business in Romania

The overall objective of the project is to encourage entrepreneurship in the 7 least developed regions of Romania (South-East, South-Muntenia, South-West Oltenia, West, North-West, Center and North East), supporting the establishment of new enterprises non-agricultural profile in urban areas. Beneficiaries will be individuals over the age of 18 (unemployed, inactive, job-seekers, self-employed persons) residing or residing in rural or urban areas of these regions and providing evidence of domicile or residence residence abroad for a minimum of 12 months prior to joining the project.


October 2017 – September 2020

The project aims:

  • Developing the skills and competences needed to set up and develop a business in Romania for 250 individuals from Diaspora, by providing an entrepreneurial training program.
  • Providing 30 start-up funding worth 177,000 lei each for the winners of the business ideas contest.
  • Increase business success chances that will be set up by the 30 beneficiaries through other types of support, personalized counseling / mentoring / mentoring services that will allow the transfer of know-how and experience in setting up and managing business in Romania.
  • Creating 60 new jobs.
  • Developing mechanisms to support and promote businesses set up by the project and entrepreneurship in general.


  • The SMART Development Center Association as a leading partner
  • The Romanian Students Abroad League (LSRS)
  • Young Employers’ Employers in the SUD-EST Region (PTIR-SE)