GIMED Project has brought together the first physical meeting of the members of the Steering Committee on the 14th and 15th of September 2022 in Tunisia held in Tunis in the presence of partners from the 6 member countries: MedWaves, the UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Center for SCP (former SCP/RAC) in Spain, Berytech Foundation in Lebanon, Leaders Organization in Palestine, Alexandria Business Association in Egypt, Fondazione Comunità di Messina in Italy and Tunisian Confederation of Citizen Enterprises in Tunisia.
During these two days, there were extensive meetings and brainstorming ideas about future plans of the project. Additionally, an extensive round table discussion focused on how to improve coordination and presented the next steps for each country as well as identified key performance indicators on which focusing to support entrepreneurs. Special attention was given to the disbursement of grants to entrepreneurs that have won their pitching events, so that they can have financial assistance to develop their project ideas.
Other participants closely collaborating with ENI CBC Med Programme also joined online to help coordinate the activities and share best practices. In summary, the meeting was a great success and has helped us to further develop our cooperation.