On the 20th September 2019, the Malta Employers’ Association welcomed BUSINESSMED in Malta.
BUSINESSMED (Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises) is the main representative of the private sector in South-North Mediterrenean countries. It is a key platform for multilateral cooperation dedicated to its confederations member, a promoter of foreign direct investment, a lever for Mediterranean dialogue and socio-economic integration. MEA has been a member of BUSINESSMED since 2015, and through this membership, MEA members have been participating in various events - roadshows on AI, workshops on women entrepreneurship, conferences on CSR, amongst others.
The purpose of Friday’s visit was to host a workshop on EU project development entitled “Successfully design and lead a multi-partner project”, in the presence of the main economic key-players coming from 9 Euromed countries. The training targeted business support organisations (BSOs) and aimed at improving their capacity to develop and implement international cooperation projects in the Mediterranean. The training day was around designing and leading a multi-partner project, and held lots of opportunities to exchange innovative ideas and projects. The training course was empowered by Welcomeurope, a training and consultancy organisation based in Paris, with renowed experience in delivering courses on EU funds and project management
The workshop was part of a new project called EBSOMED – Enhancing Business Support Organizations and Business Networks in the Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood Countries. The project is 80% funded by the European Union and coordinated by BUSINESSMED in the framework of a consortium of six partners. Thirty organizations from 26 countries are also affiliated to the project. This 4-year project (2018-2022) aims to stimulate the Mediterranean business ecosystem, promote inclusive economic development and boost investment and job creation through the strengthening of Business Support Organizations (BSOs) in the Countries Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood. More specifically, EBSOMED will improve the management capacity of Business Support Organizations (BSOs) in the Euro-Mediterranean area by improving the services offered to SMEs.
More information on the EBSOMED project can be found: http://ebsomed.eu/en