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SANAD launches new equity impact fund in Middle East and North Africa

15 July 2019
The SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) has launched a new sub-fund for equity investments in impactful financial intermediaries in the Middle East and North Africa. Carrying on SANAD’s mission to fuel entrepreneurship and employment in the region, the SANAD Equity Sub-Fund II (SANAD ESF II) mobilizes…
EU Aid for Trade - Progress Report 2019

The EU launched its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019

10 July 2019
On the occasion of the 7th Global Aid for Trade Review at the WTO in Geneva, from 3 to 5 July 2019, the EU is pleased to launch its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019 as a contribution to the Aid for Trade initiative and as an illustration of EU support to partner countries’ trade and productive…
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EU-funded Union for the Mediterranean engages in unlocking the potential of Social Economy in the Region

09 July 2019
Acting upon the EU-funded Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial mandates and in line with the UfM Roadmap’s emphasis on ensuring the contribution of UfM activities to regional stability and human development efforts, the UfM organized a Workshop on Social Economy in the MENA Region and the…
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EU-supported Young Mediterranean Voices programme launched a region-wide campaign to empower Mediterranean youth

09 July 2019
The government of Spain is partnering in the launch of #YoungMedvoices2030, a region-wide campaign to empower Mediterranean youth in accelerating the implementation of the global Agenda for Sustainable Development. The campaign is affiliated to “Young Mediterranean Voices”, the region’s leading…
EU-funded FEMISE publishes 2019 EuroMed Report on private sector in Mediterranean countries

EU-funded FEMISE publishes 2019 EuroMed Report on private sector in Mediterranean countries

04 July 2019
FEMISE has recently launched its 2019 Euro-Med report which focuses on the private sector in Mediterranean countries.It was presented to the participants of the think tank's annual conference on June 13th. How have the Mediterranean countries evolved since the launch of the Barcelona Process? Why…
MedThink 5+5 Forum: Western Mediterranean experts point out ways to work for a sustainable future of the Region

MedThink 5+5 Forum: Western Mediterranean experts point out ways to work for a sustainable future of the Region

02 July 2019
More than 40 experts and representatives of think tanks and diplomatic institutions from the Member States of the 5+5 Dialogue are debating on how to foster an environmentally-friendly and resilient socioeconomic model for the region at the 4th MedThink 5+5 Forum, held in Malta on 1-2 July 2019.…
Innovators and partners gathered in Cairo for a great round of events

EU-funded programme gathers Innovators and Partners in Cairo for a great round of events

02 July 2019
On June 19 to 20, 2019, Cairo hosted two major events initiated by ANIMA Investment Network in the framework of THE NEXT SOCIETY to support and spread the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Egypt and in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Organised by EU-funded ANIMA, the Technology…
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Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies to hold annual conference on regional integration and economic development model

25 June 2019
The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) organizes its Third Annual Conference – 2019: “Towards A Regional Integration and Employment Driven Socio-Economic Model in the Mediterranean: A Comprehensive Policy Roadmap”. The event will take place at the Centre for European Policy…
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EU External Investment Plan: two new agreements unlock funding for underserved and displaced entrepreneurs in the region

19 June 2019
Today the European Commission, the Dutch development bank FMO, and the Jordanian microfinance institution Tamweelcom have signed two agreements to help train entrepreneurs and support local banks targeting under-served groups, such as women and young people, in particular amongst migrants and…
Youth and civil society commit to strengthening practical cooperation and development in the Mediterranean

Youth and civil society commit to strengthening practical cooperation and development in the Mediterranean

24 May 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) hosted the Regional Conference “Shared Views on key issues in the Mediterranean” on 22-23 May in Barcelona. More than 100 representatives of the civil society and youth organisations were brought together to discuss how to best address environmental,…