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Sur la route de l’entrepreneuriat

L’ASCAME promeut le lancement le 16 novembre prochain du cours en ligne “Taking the Entrepreneurship Route”, une initiative de la branche Commerce et Jeunesse du Centre du Commerce International (ITC) qui vise à favoriser l’inclusion des jeunes entrepreneurs au sein des marchés internationaux et des chaînes de valeur globales, avec l’objectif final de créer des emplois et des opportunités de revenus.

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Taking the entrepreneurship route

ASCAME promotes the launching on November 16th of the “Taking the Entrepreneurship Route” e-learning course, an ITC (International Trade Center) Youth and Trade initiative aimed at fostering the inclusion of young entrepreneurs into international markets and global value chains, with the ultimate objective of creating jobs and income opportunities.

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ASCAME, on behalf of the Mediterranean SMEs during the MedCop21

ASCAME, though the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseille Provence -CCIMP-  will lead the workshop "Focus on SMEs/SMIs": Mediterranean companies and climate change which will be held on June 5th in the framework of the MedCop 21: the Mediterranen Civil Society Forum.

Under the high patronage of Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, this forum will be held on June 4th and 5th, 2015, in Marseille, in sight of the twenty-first Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held from 30 November to 11 December in Paris (COP21/CMP11) and in the framework of which, should emerge a new international climate agreement, in order to keep global warming below 2°C

During this 2-day conference marked by plenary sessions and workshops, the main actors of the Mediterranean civil society will be invited to give thought to potential synergies of existing initiatives or create and formulate proposals for intensifying the passage of strategic frameworks to concrete achievements and develop cooperation accelerating change.

Mr. Alaa Ezz will speak on June 4th, as Secretary General of the ASCAME Commission for Environment and Climate Change, during the round table entitled "Review and the positive agenda of civil society", during which will be discussed the results of multi-stakeholder cooperation dynamics, new forms of co-production citizen participation, responses to climate challenges and the emergence of key players to a more sustainable development.

The two ASCAME Commissions for Environment and Climate Change and for Renewable Energies, chaired by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Tangier, will share their expertises and experiences in the framework of the SMEs/SMIs Mediterranean workshop.

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Primeminister Vučić: Support of the Government to the modernization of the Chamber System of Serbia

CCIS is a major partner of the Government of Serbia in the internationalization of the Serbian economy and creating economic measures. Without cooperation, it would be difficult to bring investors, said the Prime Minister Vucic. Teamwork is essential in the implementation of reforms with the aim of improving the productivity and competitiveness of the economy, said Marko Čadež, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia.

The Prime Minister positively assessed the reform of the Chamber System, pointing out that it is good that 20 chambers in Serbia in the future work solely, in the interest of the economy. He expressed gratitude towards the Chamber of Commerce of Austria and its President Christoph Leitl, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and GIZ for the contribution and support to the reform process.

Nermin Ljubović, Director of Economic System Division of CCIS presented services of the Chamber offered  to about 120,000 companies and 215,000 entrepreneurs in all industries from all over Serbia. Their interests are represented by 16 associations and 128 groups of CCIS. Business Portal, Business info service, Base of investment projects, education, organization of business forums and bilateral meetings of businessmen at home and abroad, participation in fairs, consensual financial restructuring, dispute resolution, are just some of the services.

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ASCAME promote the Mediterranean Diet giving Restaurants the recognition of “Med Quality Label”

ASCAME, the CCI of Beirut together with other institutions from 9 Med Countries, promoting the Mediterranean Diet.

Within the Med Diet Mashrek event, 21th of April, in Lebanon, from the Med Diet project, ASCAME encourages the Mediterranean Diet and drives the initiative to reward the Restaurants with “Med Quality Label”

In framework of this program, the “Med Quality Label” on the Mediterranean Diet was granted to restaurants in order to distinguish those who give priority to this kind of food.

The president of ASCAME highlighted “With the proliferation of fast food, combined with chronic diseases, it is shown that the needs to change and move towards a healthier diet. MedDiet project was born out of this purpose.

The President mentioned that the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Mediterranean will work in partnership with public and private sectors from the 9 Med Countries, to develop a food safety training center and to create international standards requirements for food safety in order to improve the international safety norms, thanks to MedDiet project, which is supported by the ASCAME network.

He added that firstly the MedDiet program aims to raise awareness among stakeholders such as schools and municipalities to achieve different objectives:

- To revive the heritage and original Mediterranean traditions,

- Creating large open areas for the development of agriculture and industry sectors, in order to reactivate economic cycles in remote regions and to achieve a better balanced development.

This program will be developed, and then extended to other food products, in particular olive oil and wine.

Although, the European Union financial support will expire at the end of this year for MedDiet project, cooperation between 13 Mediterranean Foundations will make it possible to create a framework for action and a funding mechanism to continue MedDiet project.

Finally, President Choucair declared that “our Mediterranean region is beautiful and our cuisine is delicious and healthy”.

ASCAME is actively involved in projects like MedDiet, because it’s essential to enhance and develop the considerable potential of the Mediterranean.

From the 28th to the 31th of May: European Maritime Day 2015 in Greece

The city of Piraeus and the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry host the “European Maritime Day 2015”.

The biggest open event in Europe, European Maritime Day 2015, devoted to the sea and reference point for the whole community of maritime affairs in the EU, will be held in Greece, in the city of Piraeus, from the 28th to the 31st of May 2015.

The European Maritime Day Conference will host high-level sessions and stakeholder workshops attracting delegates and experts from across Europe and beyond. Speakers including Ministers, Commissioners, CEOs and experts, will discuss the spectrum of opportunities and great challenges that our coasts and seas present, share best practices, and develop new synergies. Also, in the host city, there will be exhibitions, as well as public and networking events.

The Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, having within its direct priorities the promotion of the policy to support "blue growth" and being a basic cell of Greek shipping entrepreneurship, participates in the said event with various activities such as a special organized exhibition area and a thematic workshop on maritime "clusters".

In this context, everyone can join this unique event, in order to exchange views and develop new synergies on best practices, on the crucial issue of the blue economy.

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