March 2017 #9



Dear partners,
The EUROMED Invest coordination team wishes you all the best for 2017. Three years have passed since the launch of the project and we welcome with great satisfaction the impact of more than 60 EUROMED Invest operations implemented: more than 3,200 final beneficiaries have participated in our activities including 1800 SMEs, more than 3600 B2B meetings took place and more than 900 Business Support Organizations from the Euromed region participated in the EUROMED Invest Academies and Business Roadshows.
During the first extension we secured, the focus will be on private sector support organizations with 3 EUROMED Invest Academies scheduled in Morocco, Egypt and Belgium for the project's final conference. But also a dozen of mentoring missions and 2 masterclasses in the benefit of Business Support Organizations will be held.
We would like to thank you for your involvement and we will count on your usual enthusiasm for the first half of 2017, which promises to be rich in operations. 
The EUROMED Invest coordination team

EUROMED Invest academy "Fostering Women Leaders - Women in Business Support Organisations"

The EUROMED Invest Academy on "Fostering Women Leaders - Women in Business Support Organizations" took place in Marrakech, Savoy Hotel, on 6-7 March 2017. The event was organised by BUSINESSMED - Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises, with the support of EUROCHAMBRES. 
During one day and a half, this Academy gathered BSOs from the MENA region, entrepreneurs, and several stakeholders from the private sector in order to discuss the role of women in the economic and social development of their countries. It  also offered the opportunity to share best practices among BSOs in supporting women entrepreneurs and improving services provided. The academy brought together around 60 participants from South Mediterranean (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya) and European countries (France, Belgium, Latvia), mainly active women entrepreneurs, members of Confederation of Enterprises and chambers of commerce active in the economic, social and political sphees.

EU4youth - EUROMED Invest selected as one of the flagship projects in supporting Mediterranean youth
Presented in Algiers as a flagship initiative in supporting Mediterranean youth, EUROMED Invest participated on 30 January 2017 at the information brunch organised by the EU and the EU Delegation in Algeria under the theme "Youth as a resource: Education, training and employment". 
MOROCCO - EGYPT | Masterclass Maghreb and Mashrek for young entrepreneurs
EUROMED Invest make possible that Small and Medium Enterprises from Maghreb and Mashreq countries improve the Online Marketing Strategy.
TUNISIA - ITALY | Mentoring for BSOs
EUROMED Invest Mentoring and cooperation mission in the agri-food trade between the Italian Online Commodities Exchange (BMTI) and the Bizerte Chamber of Commerce (Tunisia).
TUNISIA - ITALY | Mentoring for entrepreneurs
Mentoring mission between the Supervision Consortium of extra-virgin olive oil PDO Umbria and Tunisian North-West olive oil cluster.
FRANCE - TUNISIA | Masterclass for young entrepreneurs of Maghreb Diaspora
Majdi Jeljeli launches Tunisia's first eco-responsible clothing brand.
FRANCE - ALGERIA | Masterclass for young entrepreneurs of Maghreb Diaspora
EUROMED Invest backs MedTrucks project to fight against medical deserts in Africa.

EUROMED Invest Roadshow in central Europe
Central European Union countries seemed highly interested by business opportunities in the green technology sector from the South Mediterranean region. 
EUROMED Invest and INSME Webinar series
INSME have organised a series of webinars conceived as in-depth follow up on the training on innovation and entrepreneurship for startups, young entrepreneurs and diaspora organised within the frame of the EUROMED Invest project. 
3rd Sector Alliance Committee on Tourism
This committee has brought together the key actors from Mediterranean Tourism - from the main commercial and private sector actors, to governmental and international bodies - in order to discuss the key priority and niche sectors which can add immediate value to regional economy.
Mentoring mission for entrepreneurs in the field of olive oil 
Three intense days were set aside to learn about the role and work of the supervisory consortium of PDO Umbria (Italy) extra virgin olive oil and meet with key sector businesses operating in the region. The protagonist behind these meetings was the Northwest Tunisian olive oil cluster. 
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EUROMED Invest Northern EU Roadshow | Warsaw
20 March 2017, Warsaw, Poland
EUROMED Invest Northern EU Roadshow | Riga
21 March 2017, Riga, Latvia
Business Roadshow Green Solutions in MED  
1-3 April 2017, Cairo, Egypt
MEDA Finance Academy
10-11 April 2017, Cairo, Egypt
Master Class on Social Entrepreneurship in the Maghreb
30 April - 2 May 2017, Sousse, Tunisia
EU-MED Connect to business 
4-6 May 2017, Casablanca, Morrocco
EUROMED Invest Northern EU Roadshow | Helsinki
May 2017, Helsinki,  Finland


Project Managers: Oussama DahmaniMonica Airoldi

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 three years programme (2013-2016), 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). 




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