Workshop on EDILE and EMIPO projects “Promoting inclusive investment in the Mediterranean”
14-15 March 2016, Barcelona
Under the UfM strategy for the private sector, the two projects “Economic Development through Inclusive and Local Empowerment – EDILE” and “EUROMED Invest Promotion & Observatory – EMIPO” were labelled on November 26, 2015 to promote investment and support the development of the private sector in the Mediterranean region.
Participants from the public and private sector will debate inclusive investment in the Mediterranean. The 2 UfM labelled projects will be officially launched.
Programme: Monday 14 March 2016
Morning Session: UfM-ANIMA partnership kick-off
09:00 – 09:30 Arrival of Participants
09:30 – 9:45 Launching of UfM labelled projects: EDILE & EMIPO
Claudio Cortese (Union for the Mediterranean)
9:45 – 10:15 10 years of Foreign Investment in the Mediterranean: Major trends and current initiatives (ANIMA)
10:15 – 12:00 Panel Discussion 1: Bridging the gaps between investors, public authorities and civil society to foster economic integration and inclusive growth
Moderator: Emmanuel Noutary (ANIMA)
Fearghus Roche (ASCAME), Rabih Sabra (CCIA-BML, Lebanon), Othmane Akili (APII, Tunisia), Mongia Khemiri (Ministry of Development and International Cooperation, Tunisia), Dirk Vantyghem (Eurochambres), Riadh Zayane (CONECT, Tunisia), Rajae Tazi Sidqui (CGEM/BusinessMed), Claudio Cortese (UfM)
12:30 – 14:30 Networking and Lunch
Afternoon Session: EDILE regional seminar opening
14:30 – 15:45 Panel Discussion 2: What kind of foreign investment contributes better to local development?
Moderator: Javier Albarracín (IEMed)
Jérémie Malbrancke (classM, France), Jihane Lmimouni (AMDI, Morocco), Hatem Essoussi (FIPA, Tunisia), Abbas Ramadan (UNDP/IDAL, Lebanon), Haytham Wahidi (PIPA, Palestine)
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:30 Panel Discussion 3: Which new finance and investment models to achieve more inclusive growth?
Moderator: Roderick Egal (iesMed SCEL)
Priscilla Carpenter (CoopMed), Ramon Pascual (Coop57), Alexandre Laing (Bulb in Town), Xavier Suárez Muntané (Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera)
17:30 – 18:00 Concluding Remarks and Wrap-Up of Day 1
Programme: Tuesday 15 March 2016
EDILE regional seminar – Day 2
09:00 – 09:30 Arrival of Participants
09:30 – 9:45 Welcome Remarks and Objectives of Day 2 (iesMed)
9:45 – 10:45 Landmark Projects in Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE):
2 Successful Case Studies
Angel Campabadal / Joan Carol (Som Energia, Catalonia, Spain)
Simon Cossus (Enercoop, Languedoc-Roussillon, France)
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Local Financial Ecosystem Insights: Global Issues, Local Practices
Emmanuelle Maudet (France Active)
12:15 – 13:30 360-degree Assessment Workshop
Miquel Miró (GICOOP)
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 – 16:30 Assessing and maximising local impacts with the EDILE label: performance gains, support and promotion for investors
ANIMA, API, CCIA-BML, classM, Dr Abiad-AUB
16:30 – 17:00 Conclusion and Final Words
The EDILE project is implemented under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Program (www.enpicbcmed.eu), and is financed, for an amount of EUR 1.7 million, by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. The ENPI CBC MED Programme aims at reinforcing cooperation between the European Union and partner countries regions placed along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The EDILE label aims at identifying and promoting investment projects which have a positive impact on their implantation territory, in the following terms : economic (good practices and contribution to local economy), social (respect and promotion of employees), environmental (taking the ecological factor into account), and community (value creation at local level).