GIMED: The Green Impact Med Project-Positive Investments for Positive Impacts

GIMED: The Green Impact Med Project-Positive Investments for Positive Impacts 

The development of a green economy in the Mediterranean area to combat environmental degradation represents an excellent opportunity for jobs creation, particularly for young graduates and women who are three times less likely to be employed than men. Strengthening eco-innovative entrepreneurship is a recognised solution even though green ventures face a complex set of challenges including limited access to funding, underdeveloped markets and fragmented support from sector stakeholders. 

Entrepreneurs admit to being unprepared and poorly supported concerning access to finance and markets, which called for the creation of GIMED to make an impact amid the lack of information, knowledge and skills in the region. 

GIMED’s primary goal is to support entrepreneurs, mainly young and women, to better access to finance and markets in the five Mediterranean countries. On the ground, the project will train and coach eco-innovators and encourage financiers to invest in the Mediterranean eco-innovation sector. In numbers, the project will include 200 coaching sessions on access to finance and markets, 200 capacity building initiatives on eco-design and green business modelling, and eight sub-grants.

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Duration

September 2019 – June 2022

Countries

Spain, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt and Italy

Partners

European Union, The European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI) CBCMED, and Regione Autonoma De Sardigna

Budget

€1m – €5m

Announcements and Activities

January 19 – Expert Coach One – to – One Coaching

Complementary support and one-to-one coaching sessions with the ideation-stage entrepreneurs play an integral role in ensuring that entrepreneurs receive all the support and assistance needed to successfully validate their ideas. Coaching is a key tool in the capacity-building element of the GIMED Project, ensuring that the individual needs of each participant are met.

Coaches must have comprehensive knowledge and experience in providing complimentary support services to new business, alongside a solid background in green entrepreneurship.

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January 19 – Certified Trainer workshop facilitator

Workshop Facilitators are responsible for giving GIMED participants the necessary training to establish and manage their green businesses. The intensive training program provided through the workshops is meant to allow GIMED participants the necessary skills-base and comprehensive knowledge to be able to operate a green business whilst understanding local market needs.

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January 19 – Expert Coach Group Coaching

Complementary support and group coaching sessions with the ideation-stage entrepreneurs play an integral role in ensuring that entrepreneurs receive all the support and assistance needed to successfully validate their ideas. Coaching is a key tool in the capacity-building element of the GIMED Project, ensuring that the individual needs of each participant are met.

Coaches must have comprehensive knowledge and experience in providing complimentary support services to new business, alongside a solid background in green entrepreneurship.

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November 22 – GIMED is currently accepting applications in Palestine.

GIMED project, funded by the EU, supports green entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean by fostering job creation and economic growth, particularly among young and women entrepreneurs. It strives to boost the development of eco-innovative ventures in order to create employment and drive the green and circular economy in the region.

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