June 2017 #10




EUROMED Invest holds its 10th Executive Committee meeting and starts its 2nd extension phase until the end of 2017


On 24 May 2017 was held the 10th EUROMED Invest Executive Committee meeting in which ANIMA Investment Network, ASCAME, BUSINESSMED, EABC, EUROCHAMBRES and GACIC took part to discuss on the agenda of the last semester of the project activities.
The meeting offered a good opportunity to make decisions on the last operations to develop within the 2nd extension phase of the project's period of implementation until the end of 2017.  
This extension will allow the MEDAlliance to develop more actions to the benefit of the EUROMED Invest community:
- 4 new Academies (advocacy tools, business recovery, 4th Euro-Arab conference to support SMEs and project final conference);
- 2 Euro-Mediterranean Business Roadshows in Europe (Paris, Milan) for Jordanian companies aiming to capitalise on the opportunities resulting from the High level event on the relaxation of the EU-Jordan rules of origin held in Brussels on 3 May 2017;
- 2 Young Master Classes for Business support organisations (best practices on investment promotion and BSOs role in promoting business development and social inclusion).
Moreover, this extension will allow affiliated partners to implement and deliver decentralised operations and to report them appropriately.
We thank you once again for the fruitful collaboration and for the interest towards our project and we invite you to download and promote the new version of the EUROMED Invest calendar of operations that you will find at this link.
The EUROMED Invest coordination team

High level event on the EU-Jordan Agreement on the Relaxation of rules of  origin 
On 3rd of May 2017, the European Commission and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan organised in Brussels, at the EU headquarters, a high-level event to showcase the advantages resulting from the relaxation of rules of origin for Jordanian products entering in the EU market.
The event brought together over 90 participants from the Jordanian government, EU institutions as well as representatives from the private sector to discuss new trade, investment and business opportunities between EU member states and Jordan. 
On the European side, the event also mobilised a considerable audience of representatives of international institutions (EBRD, UNHRC and ILO), chambers of commerce and industry and sectoral associations.

Business Roadshows in Northern Europe: Highlighting "green opportunities" for cooperation
A cycle of EUROMED Invest business Roadshows took place in Warsaw, Riga and Helsinki between March and May 2017. 
These events welcomed local entrepreneurs eager to learn more about the untapped business and investment opportunities in the renewables & green technologies sectors in the Mediterranean region. The main objective of these roadshows was to demystify some of the stereotypes while increasing exchanges between the two regions. 
Business Support Organisations servicing social entrepreneurs
"This wonderful experience has allowed me to acquire new knowledge that will be very useful for my current project". 
In this way describes Amira Hemdani, a young woman from Algeria, her experience at the EUROMED Invest Masterclass -"BSOs at the Service of Social Entrepreneurs" (Sousse, April 30th - May 2nd, 2017). This initiative was jointly organised by BUSINESSMED and the Euro-Arab Business Council in the framework of the Junior Chamber International Africa and Middle East Conference 2017.  

EUROMED Invest Mentoring programme assists Egyptian exporters of agri-food products
"I would like to thank you for the great efforts, useful information and your support in providing us with a lot of information in this seminar. It was a very helpful and useful training for our business". Mr. Mahmoud Sobeih, Co-founder & Managing Director, Sage Corporation.
Potential partnerships between EU and South Mediterranean companies during Green Batimed Roadshow 
"It was a pleasure attending the EUROMED business Roadshow. I am looking forward to using the information provided and to benefit of the business contacts to enhance my company penetration in the MED region". Mr. Paweł Cieślicki, Budmex President.

Third Sector Alliance Committee (SAC) Tourism Sector in Barcelona
This SAC on Tourism was held in the framework of the 2nd edition of the MEDA Hospitality Forum, in Barcelona (Spain), in order to promote tourism sector by bringing together main Mediterranean and International hoteliers and hospitality experts, while facilitating business partnerships and collaborations.
B2B Meeting - Hub Africa 2017
Hub Africa 2017 was organised from 4-5 May 2017 at Parc d'expositions, in Casablanca (Morocco). Platform of excellence of the African continent, it federated economic actors, funding bodies and accompanying organisations in a spirit of South-South and/or North-South cooperation.
EUROMED Invest Academy of Marrakech
EUROMED Invest "Fostering Women leaders - Women in BSO's" was organised on March 6th and 7th, 2017 in Marrakech, (Morocco). It gathered more than 85 representatives of BSOs and the private sector from the Mediterranean region in order to maximise the exchange and improve the quality of services provided to SMEs in the region.

Good Governance in Mashreq BSOs | Egypt
3-4 July 2017, Cairo, Egypt
Good Governance in Maghreb BSOs | Tunisia
5-6 July 2017, Tunis, Tunisia


Business Roadshow Green Solutions in MED  
10-11 July 2017, Cairo, Egypt
BSO's Advocacy Tools Academy  
September 2017 (date to be defined), Alexandria, Egypt 
Follow-up Business Roadshow for Jordanian companies in Europe
18-21 September 2017, Paris, France


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 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).