KOMPASS - Compact help for solo self-employed persons

Even in times of non-crisis, commercial and freelance solo self-employed people repeatedly face existential danger. As well as the requisite time and personnel resources, they often lack the basic knowledge to make themselves crisis-proof and competitive. Uncertainty and fear of debt or insolvency are constant companions. Important medium and long-term tasks such as digitalisation are often put on the back burner.

KOMPASS aims to support full-time solo self-employed persons with a maximum of 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees to increase the resilience of their business model. The key to this will be an unbureaucratic and low-threshold procedure for accessing skills development and supplementary support services to lastingly embed the knowledge acquired in their own business in order to create prospects for viable solo self-employment.

The core of the programme is about harnessing central continuing education and training measures to enable participants to make their business model more crisis-proof and sustainable. By the end of the programme, participants should have expanded skills they can tap into for their business to continue their business model (more) successfully.

Profile of the programme

Target group
  • Self-employed

solo self-employed/ freelancers

Implementation period

2022.10.14 - 2026.04.30

  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Funding priority

1: Promotion of sustainable and quality work, start-ups and entrepreneurship as well as adaptation to change

Additional Information

Web­page of pro­gramme


Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

Referat VIGru EF4 -
Europäischer Globalisierungsfonds
ESF Programmumsetzung

10117 Berlin