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Press release

Launch of EU-funded project ‘INVESTMED’ 

The project aims at supporting new, sustainable business opportunities for young people and women in three Mediterranean Partner Countries: Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia. 

Journalists, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to discover the score and opportunities of the INVESTMED project during a press conference to take place on November 24th, 2020 from 10.45 to 11.45 CET. The event, to be held online, will be moderated by Cristina Giner, EURONEWS correspondent. It will shed light on what is needed to make economic development coincide with environmental sustainability.

Please see the attached agenda for more information on the INVESTMED online press conference which is subject to registration at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KDSuqH0eRpmCrwqYaPU4mA

Mediterranean MSMEs face important challenges in terms of competitiveness, sustainability, internationalization and capacity to innovate while urgent measures are needed to tackle common environmental challenges and untap the potential of both natural and cultural heritage to contribute to sustainable growth and economic development.  Against this backdrop, the INVESTEMD project aims at addressing both economic and environmental challenges, by supporting new, sustainable business opportunities for young people and women in three Mediterranean Partner Countries: Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia. 

The INVESTMED Project 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 Reform and Development / 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)

The INVESTMED project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED will have an impact on MSMEs, start-ups and recently established enterprises where staff will be trained and coached to become more sustainable and competitive and financially supported via an open competition. Specific business incubation services will also be established for sustainable start-ups while relevant public authorities will benefit from capacity building and exchange of best practices to facilitate access and protect IPR for MSMEs.   

INVESTMED has a duration of 30 months, with a total budget of 3.8 Million euro, of which 3.4 Million euro are funded by the European Union (90%).

The project kick-off meeting will take place online on the same day.

Disclaimer

This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the EMEA and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or the Programme management structures. 

For more information, please contact:

George Christopoulos
george.christopoulos@euromed-economists.org
Communication Officer – EMEA

Press Conference Agenda