Our running projects







THE NEXT SOCIETY - Innovators shaping the future in the mediterranean

THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of change makers engaged in innovation and economic development. It brings together already entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and the Mediterranean countries. It gathers already a large network of over 300 business & innovation, research and investment organisations, 2,500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.

THE NEXT SOCIETY is launching a four year action plan (2017-2020), co-funded by the EU up to 90% for a global amount of EUR 7.8 million budget, which impacts several levels of the innovation ecosystem:

Improve policy frameworks: THE NEXT SOCIETY establishes a public-private dialogue and benchmarks the performance of Mediterranean innovation ecosystems in order to define and implement country strategic roadmaps and improve innovation support strategies.

Foster start-up success: THE NEXT SOCIETY offers tailor-made support to Mediterranean start-ups to help them go international and raise funds thanks to workshops and training sessions, immersion into foreign markets and incubation in European innovation hubs, meetings with investors and long-term coaching by committed mentors.

Promote and internationalise clusters: THE NEXT SOCIETY develops peer-learning services for business and industrial clusters as well as foreign partnership and guide them towards a Cluster Excellence management approach.

Support technology transfer offices (TTO): THE NEXT SOCIETY trains TTO managers like entrepreneurs and help them improve their services, market their innovation portfolio and meet potential clients.  

For more information, please download THE NEXT SOCIETY presentation brochure.

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Projet DiafrikInvest


Diafrik Invest - Connecting talents and opportunities


DiafrikInvest aims to accelerate and support the mobilisation of high potentials, entrepreneurs and investors from the diaspora to boost business relations between Europe, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia and thus contribute to the economic development. Some 40 operations for local and diaspora entrepreneurs, business angels and national institutions of Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia will be carried out during 3 years, from December 2016 to December 2019.

DiafrikInvest intends to provide answers and advices, by supporting the diaspora entrepreneurs but also by working with the national institutions on their diaspora strategy and support mechanisms. This initiative also offers a range of possibilities for diaspora high potentials to get involved: sharing its experience as a mentor with young entrepreneurs, influencing the business environment, connecting to innovations, or co-investing ...

The project is cofinanced (90%), for an amount of EUR 2 million, by the European Union through EuropeAid following the commitments made in the Rome Declaration. It has initiated a new phase of the Rabat process for 2015-2017, whose one of the main objectives is to strengthen the link between migration and development.

ANIMA Investment Network coordinates the project as part of a consortium of six partners.

More information on the project website and the brochure.






Projet MADRE


MADRE - Metropolitan Agriculture for innovative, sustainable and Responsible Economy


MADRE aims to change the metropolitan food supply model by capitalising on existing good practices, by empowering the different stakeholders in metropolitan and peri-urban agriculture, and by initiating a dynamic of transnational cooperation in the MED region. This European project of territorial cooperation in the Mediterranean is implemented within the framework of the Interreg MED programme, financed by the European Union.

The objectives of MADRE are:

  • To improve the innovation capacity of metropolitan agriculture in the Mediterranean territories;
  • To identify and evaluate the economic, environmental and social performance factors of metropolitan agriculture;
  • To identify and network metropolitan agriculture stakeholders;
  • To assess the feasibility, conditions and means of creating a transnational cluster of actors in metropolitan agriculture.

The MADRE project will be implemented from February 2017 to July 2018. The emergence of a transnational cluster will be supported by a multidisciplinary partnership from 5 countries: France (AVITEM, ANIMA, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier), Italy (Metropolitan City of Bologna), Spain (MedCities – Barcelona Metropolitan Area), Greece (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Albania (Agricultural University of Tirana), each partner representing a flagsghip metropolitan area.

More information on the Interreg MED prgramme and MADRE








Projet EuromedInvest


EUROMED INVEST - Promote business and private investments for an inclusive economic developement in the Mediterranean


The European Commission has just selected ANIMA Investment Network to coordinate the Euromed Invest project, aiming at boosting investment and business partnerships in the Euromed area. Involving 83 partners in 26 countries from Europe and South Mediterranean (business networks, CCI and economic development institutions networks), it will contribute to the inclusive development of the region and the international development of MSMEs in 5 strategic sectors for job creation and economic spillovers. This project is implemented in the framework of the EU Private sector development programme in the Southern Mediterranean.

More information soon online: www.euromedinvest.eu




Le PôleMed - Supporting cooperation in the Mediterranean

PôleMed is a consortium for the cooperation in the Mediterranean Region, dedicated to the economic players and businesses of the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA). PôleMed gathers 4 associations engaged in the economic development and cooperation in the Mediterranean: ANIMA Investment Network, ACIM, IMED and FCM. The PôleMed develops and offers a support for the cooperation and internationalisation in the following expanding sectors: energy, water and environment, transport & logistics, tourism, agriculture & food products, and cultural & creative industries. PôleMed is an initiative created with the support of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in the framework of the PRIE (Regional plan for the companies’ internationalisation).





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