The fourth seminar in the 12-month INVESTMED training programme will take place on Tuesday 25th January, at 10:00 CET. The seminar is co-organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and LUMSA University, project partners of the EU-funded INVESTMED project.
The seminar will focus on how new businesses can integrate principles of circular economy, and will feature an expert panel from the fashion, building and agro-food sectors.
Transitioning to a green economy is a key concern for countries and regions across the world. One of the challenges in achieving this transition is the move from linear production processes towards closed cycle production and consumption behaviour. This implies a major disruption to the way business models have traditionally been envisaged, but also represents an opportunity to add value to products, use resources more efficiently in production, and reduce negative environmental impacts of businesses’ operations.
Speakers Giorgio Mosangini from the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Mauro Manca from Evergreen, and Victor Falguera from AKIS International will discuss how to integrate the principles of circular economy into business plans, based on their own experiences and track records of building businesses in different sectors in the Mediterranean region.
The INVESTMED webinars form part of the project’s Sustainable Business Management Programme, which is open to current and prospective entrepreneurs from Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon working in the green economy, blue economy, and cultural and creative sectors. The seminars aim to complement the training content by bringing together experts in these fields from around the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The INVESTMED project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED has a duration of 30 months, with a total budget of 3.8 million euros, of which 3.4 million euros are funded by the European Union (90%). It involves 9 partners from Tunisia, Spain, Lebanon, Greece, Egypt, and Italy:
· Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises, BUSINESSMED (TU)
· Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, EMEA (ES)
· European Institute of the Mediterranean, IEMed (ES)
· Beyond Group / Irada Group S.A.L, BRD (LE)
· Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, IED (GR)
· Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta, LUMSA (IT)
· Rumundu Social Promotion Association, RUMUNDU (IT)
· Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations, CEEBA (EG)
· Spanish Chamber of Commerce, CCE (ES)