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Official statement on the evolution of the coronavirus COVID-19

ASCAME calls for the unity of the international community to give a common, strong and decisive response to the challenges posed by the spread of the virus.

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Official statement on the evolution of coronavirus COVID-19

ASCAME calls on all Mediterranean countries to put in place exceptional measures to support businesses affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19).

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The inclusion of women into the Mediterranean labour market would increase GDP by 47%

Women entrepreneurs are increasingly present in Mediterranean economies. Young and highly-trained people from the southern Mediterranean countries, including those that undergone the Arab Spring revolutions, claim the same opportunities as their counterparts on the north shore to get a job according to their training and even to start up their own businesses.

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ASCAME participates in the 1st Blue Growth Community event in Montpellier

As one of the main partners of the European Project ‘Blue Growth Community’, ASCAME co-organised the project’s first Annual Assembly, held on the 4th and 5th of February in Montpellier. The 2-day event gathered several Blue Growth Community members to move forward in Blue Growth projects and enhance ties with key stakeholders, such as the Mediterranean Regions.

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MedaWeek Barcelona closes its 13th edition with a firm commitment to green economy, female talent and Africa

The Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders, MedaWeek Barcelona, ​​concluded its 13th edition with a total of 1,280 international participants. Sustainable economy, the incorporation of female talent into the regional economy and the opening of the African market to Mediterranean companies were the key axes of the main economic event in the region.

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Women will be the protagonists of the 13th Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders

The 13th edition of MedaWeek Barcelona 2019, the ‘Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders’, that will take place in Barcelona the following 20th, 21st and 22nd of November, will focus on the important role of women in the development of the economies in the region. The Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum constitutes the biggest gathering of women entrepreneurs from both shores of the Mediterranean.

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Renewable energies and sustainability will change the rules of the game for Mediterranean economies

MedaWeek Barcelona 2019, the ‘Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders’, will place climate change in the centre of attention of the economies of the region on the 23rd of November during the 8th edition of the ‘EcoMeda Sustainability Summit’. A meeting in which potential measures to face the rising temperatures and rising sea levels will be discussed.

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Islamic banking, a sustainable option with great potential to be explored in Barcelona

The 5th Islamic Finance Forum will be held on the 21st of November during a new edition of MedaWeek Barcelona, the ‘Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders’, organised by ASCAME (Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and CIBAFI (General Council for Islamic Banks And Financial Institutions). A meeting in which numerous islamic financial and investment products will be presented, based on ethics and responsibility, as an alternative to the western financial system.

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The Mediterranean opens up to the investment opportunities of the African continent

The Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek Barcelona 2019) will host a new edition of the New Africa Business Development Forum (NABDF), which will highlight the importance of regional collaboration to set Africa’s route towards a new phase of economic growth and development. It will also present some of the potential investment and trade opportunities offered by the African continent.

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The economic summit of the Mediterranean, Europe and Africa is committed to the energy revolution

Barcelona hosts a new edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek Barcelona 2019) with an eye on sustainability and green energy as pillars for development. Between the 20th and 22nd of November, authorities, businessmen and businesswomen from both shores of the Mediterranean will meet to tackle the economic and social challenges of the region.

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