Congratulation to the six Green Entrepreneurs winners of the SwitchersFund – OSCE GEMS Award 2017 who have received a € 15,000 grant each to implement their project! Four of them are also receiving business support services from the EU-funded SwitchMed Green Entrepreneurship Programme.
TheSwitchersFund OSCE GEMS Award was created to reward and encourage green and social initiatives from young people of the Mediterranean region. The 1st edition was held in Vienna on April 26th, organised by OSCE, FEBEA and SCP/RAC. The winners, male and female under 35 years old, were selected among 240 applications -30% of which were presented by women entrepreneurs- with innovative green ideas from the six participant countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia, and they are just an example of how young people, aware and committed to their environment, are developing new solutions to make green and social impact in their countries.
For TheSwitchersFund, the award is very important because it is about extending to the Mediterranean the idea that finance can be a force for good of societal progress that improves the lives of people who are trying to change the world in a more positive way and the environment they live in.