EU-funded FEMISE to hold workshop on social entrepreneurship in MENA region

15-04-2019
EU-funded FEMISE to hold workshop on social entrepreneurship in MENA region
EU-funded FEMISE to hold workshop on social entrepreneurship in MENA region
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FEMISE, in collaboration with The Royal Scientific Society, iPARK, and CASE­ – Center for Social and Economic Research is organising a joint workshop to address the issues of social entrepreneurship (SE) in the MENA region and the roles of the different actors in providing financial and technical support to these initiatives. A special focus will be made on how SE can tackle the refugees crisis in Jordan and Lebanon. The workshop will be held on 17 April in Amman, Jordan.

The participants in the workshop “Social Entrepreneurship in the MENA region: Inclusiveness and Growth” will discuss a number of issues related to the role of social entrepreneurship in the region, among others:

  • the potential contribution that SE may have to solving some of the most pressing issued in the MENA countries, including the case of the Refugees crisis in Jordan and Lebanon.
  • the main challenges they are facing in their day-to-day works,
  • the applicability of different Social Entrepreneurship business models in the region,
  • creating an enabling environment that facilitate their most efficient and effective operations
  • ways in which cross-country and cross-regional cooperation can induce a virtuous circle for the emergence of Social Entrepreneurship ecosystems in the MENA region.

FEMISE is an Association that receives EU-funding, aiming through its activities to contribute to the reinforcement of dialogue on economic and financial issues in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Union for the Mediterranean. More specifically, it seeks to improve understanding of the priority stakes in the economic and social spheres, and their repercussions on the Mediterranean partners in the framework of their implementation of EU Association Agreements and Action Plans.

 

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