Business Development

The Incorpora Program, established in 2006, is a socio-occupational integration program whose aim is to promote the placement of people at risk or marginalized from society with ordinary companies. Its further aims are to:

  • Offer companies an alternative form of corporate social responsibility in occupational insertion, creating more employment opportunities for vulnerable people in ordinary companies.
  • Enhance the professionalization and training of professionals within social organizations participating in the Incorpora Program.
  • Promote socially responsible regions that help provide...

In almost all countries of the Mediterranean, economic inclusion, particularly of youth and women, has become a national priority. Subsequently, public policies have been introduced that aim to foster self-employment and business creation. These policies should provide an answer to the enormous challenge of supporting project-owners and ensuring the long-term sustainability of new businesses and initiatives. Therefore, the development of and support for entrepreneurialism, as well as support for the creation of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)/Very Small Business (VSB) networks is crucial...

The Agadir Declaration for the establishment of a free trade zone (FTZ) between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Tunisian Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco was signed in Agadir on 05August 2001. The FTZ has been created in order to develop economic activities, support employment, increase production and improve the standards of living within the signatories’ member states. The Agadir Agreement establishing the FTZ was signed in Rabat on 25 February 2004 and entered into force on 27 March2007.

In this context the “Agadir SME Programme” was designed to rela...

The “Toolbox Project” will focus on selected employment services for young people as pilot examples. Based on case studies of existing approaches within the MENA region, a peer group together with a facilitators’ team will analyse substantial criteria and success factors for the implementation of the identified tools and help in their development and elaboration towards implementing innovation and transferring projects in one or more partner countries.

Bringing young people into employment is one of the central issues to be tackled worldwide, especially in the Mediterranean region. So...

The project EMIPO aims to develop investments and business partnerships in the region through the promotion of partner relationships, promotion of the region to foreign investors, training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and projects incubations. At the same time the project evaluates and optimises the economic and social impact of international investments and partnerships through the EMIPO observatory, established by ANIMA already in 2003, which identifies investment and partnership projects of foreign companies in the MED countries.

To stimulate revenue growth and...

Since 2000 and until recent changes, Southern Mediterranean countries benefited from increasing flows of public and private investment projects. However, these investment projects have not always had the expected positive results: the local economic benefits remain limited (such as job creation, subcontracting, etc.) and negative impacts (e.g. on the environment) are sometimes underestimated. In this framework, the EDILE approach aims at improving the quality of investment projects and especially their local impact.

The project EDILE relies on a tool that rates the inclusiveness of...