MEDAFinance 2019

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ASCAME – in the framework of the EBSOMED project – with GACIC, is taking part to the organization of the Workshop "Donor Funding, Banking and Novel Financial Instruments in the MEDA-Region", to be held in Cairo, Egypt, on 16-17 June 2019.

Barcelona, 6th May 2019 – Access to finance was and will remain the key obstacle to the growth of SMEs, which is a key service that BSOs have to provide to their members.

ASCAME – as responsible of the communication – is actively contributing to the project’s main objective ensuring the communication and capitalisation of the different thematic projects’ outcomes dealing with blue economy issues in the Mediterranean region in order to increase their impact towards commonly identified targets.

The objective of the MEDAFinance 2019 operation is to provide a comprehensive and updated list of funding opportunities that are available to BSOs, SMEs, grants, technical assistance and credit lines. The event shall equip EU and MED BSOs with the background of available programmes to enable them to draft international cooperation proposals. It will match-make BSOs with each other and with bilateral and multilateral donors and DFIs. It will raise awareness of BSOs of the channels and the response of various funded programmes, as well as the opportunity to mediate their needs to the decision makers in DFI. 

The 2-day event will provide information to BSOs and their members on EU funding opportunities and facilitate their participation in EU initiatives and programmes. It will, on the one hand, inform the BSOs about the programmes and channels for developing new projects to be lead by the BSOs addressing to support their members as the final beneficiaries.

The EBSOMED workshop will capitalise on the achievement of the MEDAFINANCE, acting as a regional coordinator for international projects development, linking potential partners from the region.

Read the Press Release here.


This event is financed under the umbrella of the EBSOMED project, Enhancing Business Support Organizations and Business Networks in the Southern Neighbourhood. It will last 4 years and is co-financed (at 80%) by the European Commission for a total budget of 6 million Euros.

The project, which is an extension of the successful previous projects EUROMED Invest and Invest in Med funded starting in 2008, is coordinated by BUSINESSMED together with ASCAME, GACIC, EUROCHAMBRES, ANIMA and CAWTAR.  

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Agenda Date: 
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 09:00