NEXT SOCIETY 1st Investment Academy

The NEXT SOCIETY introduced 1st Investment Academy

07 October 2019
As the lack of access to finance remains the main obstacle for innovative companies in the MENA region, co-funded EU open community of change makers THE NEXT SOCIETY introduced the 1st Investment Academy, a privileged 16-hour coaching on “Preparing for due Diligence” on 3 and 4 October 2019 in…
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Beirut welcomes the ANIMA 3rd Master Classes modules on economic development

07 October 2019
From 30 September to 4 October 2019, ANIMA Investment Network co-organised with Berytech, a platform to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Lebanon, the 3rd modules of the Master Classes, a cycle of certified training courses on territorial marketing and cooperation project management for 55…
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EU-funded Anna Lindh Foundation regional forum focuses on building inclusive, sustainable and intercultural cities

04 October 2019
The annual regional forum of the Anna Lindh Foundation Network in Sweden “Celebrating Our Diversity” will take place on 9-11 October in Helsinki, Finland, on the theme "Building Inclusive, Sustainable & Intercultural Cities". The forum will bring together nearly 50 participants from the Euro-…
Union for the Mediterranean conference promotes digital transformation across the Euro-Mediterranean region

Union for the Mediterranean conference promotes digital transformation across the Euro-Mediterranean region

01 October 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Conference on “Digital Transformation and Digital Skills for the Future”, which took place on 30 September in the Estonian capital Tallinn, marked an important step towards the UfM’s engagement with the rapidly shifting technological landscape whose character…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development boosts trade finance in Lebanon

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development boosts trade finance in Lebanon

23 September 2019
Trade activities of Lebanese businesses will receive a boost from a trade finance limit of up to US$ 75 million to the country’s third-largest lender, Byblos Bank, by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The facility will help Byblos diversify its trade finance business,…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Crédit Libanais joining forces

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Crédit Libanais joining forces

18 September 2019
Small businesses in Lebanon will benefit from a new partnership which was sealed in Beirut last Monday between Crédit Libanais, the country’s ninth-largest bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The banks signed agreements for the provision of a loan of up to US$ 50…
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EU-funded SANAD Technical Assistance Facility helps expand access to finance for Lebanese entrepreneurs

11 September 2019
The EU-funded Technical Assistance Facility of the SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD TAF) has partnered with the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to assist Lebanese microfinance provider Al Majmoua in transforming from a non-profit NGO into a commercial financial institution, regulated by the…
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The European Training Foundation: Skills and sustainable development goals in Arab countries

05 September 2019
The Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research (MENAPAR) network is organising a conference in Ifrane, Morocco, from 28-31 of October, to discuss how Arab countries are delivering on the SGDs and what is the role of skills development and government support in this process, among…
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2020 EU budget: Council supports continued focus on growth, innovation, security and migration

03 September 2019
The Council wants the EU's budget to continue to focus on strengthening the European economy and boosting its competitiveness. Other priorities include ensuring sufficient funding for migration and the protection of the EU's external borders, strengthening civil protection, tackling climate change…
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ENI CBC Italy-Tunisia Programme: 18 projects accepted for financing

03 September 2019
The Joint Monitoring Committee of the ENI CBC Italy-Tunisia Programme 2014-2020 has approved the final assessment report of the projects selection committee, including the final list of the projects to fund in the framework of the Public Notice n.1/2017 for the standard projects. 18 projects have…