INVESTMED Policygraphics - what you need to know to boost sustainable entrepreneurship in the region


The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA has released 5 policygraphics covering the 5 recent policy papers published in July 2023 under the INVESTMED project. These infographics, part of the mapping exercise carried out to provide policy recommendations to boost sustainable entrepreneurship on the region, summarise the findings of the 5 policy papers: 

Check the EMEA website for the interactive version here,

You can read the full policy papers here: 

Entrepreneurial ecosystem’s support of the green and creative economy: Challenges and recommendations for Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia

Green economy in Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon: building an enabling environment for green entrepreneurs

Blue economy within the Mediterranean region: the role of regional collaboration

Cultural and Creative Industries in Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia: the role of the EU in building an enabling environment for the emergence of a regional creative hub

Social protection system and formal and informal programmes in Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon

EMEA is one of the partners of the EU-funded INVESTMED which is designed to address both the economic and environmental challenges facing Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Mediterranean. The project aims to support MSMEs in improving their competitiveness, sustainability, internationalisation, capacity to innovate, and to create sustainable growth and economic development.

The INVESTMED Project (InNoVativE Sustainable sTart-ups for the MEDiterranean) is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED has a duration of 30 months, with a total budget of €3.8 Million, of which €3.4 Million (90%) is funded by ENI CBC MED. It has 8 partners from Tunisia, Spain, Lebanon, Greece, Egypt, and Italy:

  1. Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises, BUSINESSMED (TU)
  2. Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, EMEA (ES)
  3. European Institute of the Mediterranean, IEMed (ES)
  4. Beyond Group / Irada Group S.A.L, BRD (LE)
  5. Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, IED (GR)
  6. Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta, LUMSA (IT)
  7. Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations, CEEBA (EG)
  8. Spanish Chamber of Commerce, CCE (ES)