Social entrepreneurs take off as EU-funded programme comes to an end

May 5, 2017
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The SEED EURO-MED programme supporting social entrepreneurs in North Africa and Europe has officially come to an end. After three years of successful exchanges and bootcamps for entrepreneurs, the EU-funded programme can boast a number of key achievements: cross-border partnerships between entrepreneurs are being developed, bootcamp participants are setting up business activities together, and new entrepreneurs are developing business plans after completing their exchanges.

Over its duration, the programme organised:

  • 28 exchanges between (social) entrepreneurs involving:

o 56 entrepreneurs

o 15 EU countries + 3 Maghreb countries

  • 3 social entrepreneurship bootcamps in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, involving:

o 75 New Entrepreneurs from North Africa

o 7 experienced European entrepreneurs from 5 countries

o 17 local & international experts

Funded by the EU as part of the New Euro-Mediterranean Initiative for Youth Employment Promotion, SEED EURO-MED supported the development of social entrepreneurship across Europe and the Mediterranean, aiming to develop strong, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs in the Mediterranean region and Europe through entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.


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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia