The Union for the Mediterranean joins the regional efforts to promote youth entrepreneurship
May 23, 2019
The UfM Secretary General Nasser Kamel has participated in the Legacy event: ‘EU Med means Business – Shaping the future of entrepreneurship in the South’ that took place on 21-22 May in Brussels, bringing together 100 participants that included young entrepreneurs, journalists, international financial Institutions, local commercial banks, venture capital/business angles, commercial banks, investors, business support organizations, among other stakeholders.
Over 1.5 days, the event aimed at showcasing the impact of the partnership between the EU and the Neighbourhood South countries on job creation for young people through promoting investment, entrepreneurship, innovation and inclusive growth to a wider audience composed of young entrepreneurs, IFIS, investors, private sector representatives and policy makers in the region and in the EU.
During his speech, Secretary General Kamel recalled the weight that the UfM Secretariat assigns to entrepreneurship as one of its priority areas of action under Business Development and Employment. He stressed that “entrepreneurship is of particular importance to unlocking the creative potential of younger people and encouraging smart and creative solutions and business models that are functional, sustainable and resilient.”