EU-funded EBSOMED project presents achievements after one year of implementation
July 24, 2019
A press conference was held last month in Tunis, Tunisia, to announce the results of the first year of EBSOMED project implementation in the presence of more than twenty-five journalists from 8 Euro-Mediterranean countries.
The project director of EBSOMED Mrs Jihen Boutiba opened the session by recalling the different and more or less similar challenges in all the countries of the MENA region where this programme has launched or plans to launch activities, namely Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. She also highlighted the project’s role for regional economic integration, the dissemination and consolidation of key business climate in the Southern Mediterranean, notably through the BCD (Business Country Desk) a digital platform that aims among other things to provide information to companies on the investment and foreign trade sectors. The platform that is now under development will be available soon.
The coordinator of EBSOMED, Mr Marco Cunetto, made a brief presentation of the project and highlighted the most significant figures on the activities and actions that took place during this first year.
Two young Palestinian and Tunisian entrepreneurs who benefited from EBSOMED support shared their successful experience and announced the launch of a joint project, showing all possible synergies and regional collaboration between beneficiaries of the same regional programme.
Co-financed by the European Commission, EBSOMED is a 4-year project which was officially launched in June 2018 in Tunis. The project aims at boosting the Mediterranean business ecosystem and promoting inclusive economic growth and job creation, by enhancing the private sector environment and namely the Business Support Organisations in the Southern Neighbourhood countries.