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Ethnic and technological business of Brazilians in Estonia: an immigrant community in formation

Abstract: A recent immigration of Brazilians to Estonia is evidenced in this paper, presenting the trajectories of immigrants and the emergence of ethnic and technological businesses. The country is located in the heart of the Baltic Sea and promotes qualified immigration, focused on the digital economy. A survey questionnaire was applied to 65 Brazilian respondents living in Estonia, complemented by eight in-depth interviews with Brazilian entrepreneurs and artists who work in the country. Researchers present the characteristics of an emerging immigrant community and possible paths for future immigrants, highlighting aspects of ethnic businesses and interactions between Brazilians and the Estonian culture, their migratory trajectories, difficulties faced and opportunities raised by these immigrants.

Estonia; Brazilian immigration; IT; immigrant entrepreneurship.

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