Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector under EU project

Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector under EU project

19 February 2020
The first official presentation of the 'TEX-MED Alliances' project will take place on 20 February in Barcelona, Spain. The event organized by TEXFOR - lead partner of the initiative - will offer to local entrepreneurs and stakeholders a complete overview of the project’s objectives and the support…
Tech Transfer Bootcamp Palestine 2020

Tech Transfer Bootcamp Palestine 2020

13 February 2020
THE NEXT SOCIETY Technology Transfer bootcamp is organised from 16 to 18 February 2020, in Ramallah, Palestine by Higher Council for Innovation & Excellence and Flow, partners of THE NEXT SOCIETY. This bootcamp aims at turning research and innovation projects that are close to markets, to…
Regional seminar to address the fight against corruption in investment transactions

Regional seminar to address the fight against corruption in investment transactions

11 February 2020
A regional seminar on «Enhancing integrity for sustainable investment» will be held on 18-19 February in Barcelona, Spain, in the framework of the EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean. The objective of the seminar is to provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on…
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EU-funded SANAD finances 200,000th loan to foster entrepreneurship in Middle East and North Africa

05 February 2020
The SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) announced yesterday that its investments have facilitated the 200,000th subloan to support entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa. By providing dedicated funding to local financial institutions committed to serving micro, small, and medium enterprises (…
Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

30 January 2020
This draft report was prepared by rapporteur Jihad Khair, Mayor of Beit Sahour, Palestine, and revised following the fifth meeting of the ARLEM Commission for Sustainable Territorial Development in Brussels in October 2019, with a view to its adoption at the 11th ARLEM plenary session in Barcelona…
EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries:  Does Connectivity Matter?

EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries: Does Connectivity Matter?

30 January 2020
The authors provide new evidence on the participation of firms within Global Value Chains (GVCs) for a large pool of MENA countries included in the World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES). Making use of several firm-level GVC participation indices, a positive association with firm productivity gains…
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European Commission and International Monetary Fund strengthen cooperation to support sustainable development

29 January 2020
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen,on behalf of the European Union, and International Monetary Fund's Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva concluded a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement that will boost their cooperation to tackle key challenges including climate change…
Youth Employment in the Mediterranean : meeting at UNESCO for a capacity-building and planning session on skills anticipation

Youth Employment in the Mediterranean : meeting at Paris for a capacity-building and planning session on skills anticipation

27 January 2020
In the framework of the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) project, funded by the European Union, around 30 participants met at UNESCO, Paris, for a Capacity-building and Planning session on Skills Anticipation. The aim was to share the knowledge and experience regarding challenges and…
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EU-funded SANAD and Cairo Amman Bank partner to support entrepreneurs and housing in Middle East

20 January 2020
The EU-funded SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) has provided a subordinated loan of USD 15 million to new partner Cairo Amman Bank (CAB) to help the bank expand financing to local small businesses and low-income households in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories. CAB is the third largest retail bank…
EU-funded Med Pearls project: a new approach to sustainable tourism

EU-funded Med Pearls project: a new approach to sustainable tourism

15 January 2020
The opening conference of the EU-funded Med Pearls project has taken place in Barcelona with a contribution of 15 speakers from the tourism sector and about 70 attendees. The Med Pearls project is part of the ENI CBC Med Programme of the European Commission and will work during the next 3 years to…