September 2017 #11





EUROMED Invest begins the last activities quarter!

The EUROMED Invest coordination team is pleased to present you the agenda for the last 2017 quarter which will also mark the closing of the project operations following a second 6-month extension from June to December 2017 that we have been able to secure.


During this extension, the focus will be maintained on Business Support Organisations with 4 EUROMED Invest academies foreseen in Alexandria, Barcelona (2) and Amsterdam, as well as 2 master classes on promoting good business practices and inclusive development organised respectively in Amsterdam, Netherlands (November) and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (December).


The coming months will be rich in activities! We invite you to take note of the new dates of operations, as well as to download and promote the new version of the EUROMED Invest calendar that you will find at this link.


We would like to thank you once more for the fruitful cooperation that you have demonstrated within EUROMED Invest and we kindly invite you to save the date of 14 December, 2017 for the final conference of the project to be held in Brussels, Belgium.


The EUROMED Invest coordination team


EUROMED Invest supports EU-Jordan business opportunities


On 3rd May 2017, the European Union, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the MedAlliance consortium organised a conference with the support of the EUROMED Invest project on new trade and business opportunities in Jordan presenting the new relaxation agreement of the EU-Jordan Rules of Origin. Over 90 participants gathered to discuss untapped business opportunities in Jordan with representatives from government and Business Support Organisations. 

Hence, EUROCHAMBRES and the Jordanian Chamber of Industry, with the support of the EUROMED Invest project, have started a close collaboration on several major shared ambitions. The first area is to support Jordanian SMEs to internationalise and facilitate their participation in EU trade fairs in collaboration with Business Beyond Borders (BBB).

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Business partnership on dairy products sector


Thanks to the EUROMED Invest project, a mentoring mission between two Mediterranean companies was organised between September 2016 and March 2017. The objective was to lay the ground for a lasting partnership between 2 cheese producers from Egypt and Greece. 

Indeed, the Greek and Egyptian cheese producers Kissas and Daoud Trading met during a B2B activity of the LACTIMED project, coordinated by ANIMA and funded by the ENPI CBC MED programme. 

"Our work has paid off, we have a solid agreement for joint production with Kissas and we have an export order with 10 containers for Greece. I am happy and grateful to the EUROMED Invest project that made this possible by supporting our joint initiative", said Amr Daoud, Owner and General Manager of Daoud Trading Company. 









SUCCESS STORY - EUROMED Green Energy Roadshow

Among the several participants, Tawfik Hany, technical director for OCEANIA ENGINEERING SYSTEMS based in Egypt, benefitted from this business event looking for developing a network of professionals experienced in the field of renewables and aiming at taking advantage on the recent trends and technologies of the sector. In Egypt, cut in fossil energy subsidies, the recently Renewable Energy Law and Feed-In-Tariff has led to an unprecedented boom in the green energy sector.


SUCCESS STORY - Mentoring on the solar-powered lighting systems

The main objective of this mentoring was to define the foundations for a sustainable partnership between SIARQ, a Barcelona-based company that has patented solar energy lighting systems for smart cities and LYDEC, a concessionaire for street lighting in Casablanca.



8th edition of OpenMyMed Prize

Organised by the Maison Méditerranéeenne des métiers de la mode (MMMM), the OpenMyMed Prize 2018 competition rewards young fashion designers in the Mediterranean. The 2018 winners will be announced on December 4, 2017. The Fashion Booster Campus will take place in Marseille in May 2018.



"MentorPlus" - Lebanon-France mentoring mission 

The MentorPlus operation organised from October 2015 to October 2016 aimed to develop a mentoring mission between a young Lebanese talent based in Beirut and a Lebanese entrepreneur from the diaspora based in Paris. The expected result of MentorPlus aims to develop a stronger capacity building and run his business successfully.

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Visit the Euro-Med Trade Portal

The Euro-Med Trade Portal is now operational and accessible by companies free-of charge at A joint initiative from the EU and the International Trade Centre and provides an online one-stop-shop for country and product-specific information on tariffs and duties, import and export procedures, and market requirements from Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries.

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Follow up Business Roadshow for Jordanian companies in Europe 

20-24 October, Milan, Italy 



Academy - Role of BSOs to support businesses in difficulty  

24-26 October 2017, Barcelona, Spain 


4th Euro-Arab Conference to support SMEs | BSOs Vision for 2030  

November 2017 (date to be defined), Amsterdam, Netherlands




Masterclass - BSOs role in promoting business development and social inclusion

November 2017 (date to be defined), Amsterdam, Netherlands 



Business Support Organisations' Advocacy Tools Academy

13-14 November 2017, Alexandria, Egypt 



BCN EUROMED Invest Academy: Promote & Empower BSO within the Med region

21-22 November 2017, Barcelona, Spain 


Best Practices on Investment Promotion for BSOs

7-9 December 2017, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt



4 years boosting Business in the Euromed region - EUROMED Invest Final Conference

14 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium 



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Communication Officer: Inmaculada Ruiz




 This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of ANIMA Investment Network and can in no way be taken to reflect the view of the European Union.


EUROMED Invest is a four years programme (2013-2017), with a €5 million budget, 80% of which is financed by the European Union and 20% by the MedAlliance Consortium, the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur Region and the City of Marseille. It is coordinated by ANIMA Investment Network in the framework of the MedAlliance consortium which consists of 6 members: Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce), ASCAME (Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce), BusinessMed (Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises), EMDC (Euro-med Development Center for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), GACIC (German-Arab Chamber of Commerce) and EABC (Euro-Arab Business Council).