Through a wide range of programmes, the EU supports partners in the Southern Neighbourhood to modernise their economies for smart and sustainable growth by engaging in economic dialogue, policy advice and the mobilisation of financial assistance. It promotes a better business environment and reforms that allow greater investment, and more and better jobs. The EU also focuses on supporting small and medium enterprises which are a primary creator of employment in the region.
We submitted a project focusing on three main areas: the standardising of our vinegar and rob production, the drafting of a working protocol for extracting oil from the date stones (substance used by the cosmetic industry) and, finally, the production of high quality chocolate from cocoa beans.
- Hamou Boussadda, entrepreneur and beneficiary of the EU-funded SwitchMed programme
One of the main gains of the project [Creative Jordan] is building a foundation for the growth of the fashion design industry in the kingdom, to attract young aspiring Jordanians to join the Creative Jordan team.
- Dina Maqdah, one of the designers taking part in the ‘Creative Jordan’ project, which is part of the EU-funded Creative Mediterranean programme