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ASCAME and the European Economic and Social Committee together for the economic development of the Mediterranean

A delegation of ASCAME, the Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, has played a part in the Euromed Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions, held at the Palau de Pedralbes in Barcelona during the 22nd and 23rd of October, in order to enhance European involvement in the development of the Mediterranean economy, focusing on digitalisation for SMEs; promoting education and vocational training, and contributing to the development of international trade and sustainable tourism in the region.


The Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce will collaborate in the dissemination of the XVIII Mediterranean Games 2018 of Tarragona

The Chamber of Commerce of Tarragona and the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) carried out an institutional visit to the City Council of Tarragona to finalize their collaboration on the XVIII Mediterranean Games of Tarragona 2018.


4th Thematic Conference on "Innovation & Entrepreneurship"

The aim of this conference is to provide the staff of higher education institutions with the necessary skills and to open up dialogue and cooperation between the various stakeholders (universities, companies and political authorities) to increase the employability of young graduates.


ASCAME’s new project supports Mediterranean innovative blue growth clusters in their transnational activities processes

Blue Growth is rising as a key sector for the regional businesses, which are strongly increasing their interest on this field and its numerous business opportunities, from yachting to blue energy or maritime surveillance.


The SHAAMS project facilitates bigger investments on solar technologies in the Mediterranean

Barcelona, 01 April 2016 – The Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) participated yesterday at the final event of the SHAAMS (Strategic Hubs for the Analysis and Acceleration of the Mediterranean Solar sector) project, organized by the ANEA (Neapolitan Agency for Energy and the Environment) in the framework of the Energy Med fair in Naples.


ASCAME condemns terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey

Barcelona, 13 October 2015 - The Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took the lives of 97 innocent Turkish citizens in Ankara on 10 October, 2015, and extends our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Turkey.

Turkey –key country in the Mediterranean region- has managed to double the country’s current income per capita five times over a 10-year period and strongly reduce illiteracy rates. In addition, Turkey is one of the 20 world's largest economies and plays a major role in the world stage. War and terror becomes a direct threat not only to the territorial integrity and security of the country, but also to the economy, stability and prosperity of the Mediterranean region and worldwide.

Therefore, a sustainable partnership between the private and public sector is imperative in order to protect the essential elements of our economy and way of life. It is particularly important at this time that Turkey, the Euro-Mediterranean countries and all the regional and international private and public partners stand together against terror. We are convinced that Turkey, a vibrant civil society and democracy will withstand this challenge and remain as a vital bridge between the East and the West.

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ASCAME will organizes a Euro-Mediterranean Summit

This year, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process and in the framework of the 9th  Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders,  ASCAME will organize on the 25th of November  a Euro-Mediterranean Summit, bringing together the main actors in the Mediterranean region, coming from the private sector. It aims to support the Euro-Mediterranean integration process from the civil society.

This summit will bring together the Euro-Mediterranean Business Leaders, Business Associations, Presidents of the Chambers of Commerce  and Industry, and SMEs representatives.  

Its main objectives are to involve the Euro-Mediterranean Association, to support the Barcelona Process and the UfM and to make efforts towards the implementation of a Euro-Mediterranean area of economic integration. This meeting intends to provide the public and private organizations from both sides of the region with the appropriate tools, so that to enhance  cooperation and exchange of knowledge for a more efficient and integrate development.