INVESTMED: Advocacting for an enabling environment for entrepreneurs


On Monday 11th December 2023, the INVESTMED Project held the final Advocacy Session focusing on Building an Enabling Environment for Entrepreneurs in the Southern Mediterranean.

The panellists were:

  • Sandra Challita, Associate Professor in Finance at Emlyon Business School and Research Fellow at EMEA, discussing eduation and skills
  • Mais Shaban, Assistant Professor of Banking and Finance at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, and Research Fellow at EMEA, on financial inclusion and digital solutions
  • Najat EL MEKKAOUI, Senior Economist and Professor in economics at the University Paris Dauphine, and Senior Research Fellow at EMEA, covering social enterprises 
  • Carlo Sessa,  former President and Research Director at the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISINNOVA) and Member of the EMEA Executive Board talking about the regenerative economy

The session was moderated by Dr. Yeganeh Forouheshfar, Senior Researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association - EMEA. Each expert presented the recommendations in their recently established policy papers. Each paper provides a comprehensive overview of the current landscape and then provides numerous recommendations for its improvement in terms of friendliness to entrepreneurial endeavours.

If you missed it, you can watch it back at the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association - EMEA YouTube Channel:

Each policy paper, and infographic providing a visual and condensed version of the papers is available both at the INVESTMED website under "Documents" and at the EMEA website.