EU-funded THE NEXT SOCIETY relaunches its mentoring programme

January 26, 2021
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On 20 January, the kick-off event of THE NEXT SOCIETY Cluster Mentoring Reloaded programme was held online with the 13 pairs matching cluster managers and practitioners from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia, the mentees, with 13 mentors from France, Italy, Palestine, and Spain.

The pairs will work hand-in-hand for the next ten months, until October 2021. During this period, they will hold three joint meetings and will benefit from bilateral and group mentoring sessions.

After a successful first edition led by France Clusters, the Cluster Mentoring Reloaded programme is managed by ACCIÓ (Catalonia Trade & Investment) as part of THE NEXT SOCIETY action plan initiated by ANIMA Investment Network and co-funded by the European Union. It will support the development of cluster management practices and provide inspiration to foster cooperation between Mediterranean and European countries.

THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of change makers engaged in innovation and economic development. It aims at reinforcing innovation ecosystems and fostering value creation as well as pushing forward concrete solutions for a shared prosperity in the Mediterranean and tomorrow in Africa. It brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and the Mediterranean countries. It gathers already a large network of over 300 business & innovation, research and investment organisations, 2,500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.


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Countries covered:

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia