November 2017
The end of this year is an occasion for the whole ANIMA team to have an intense progression focused on the future of the Mediterranean. The DiafrikInvest project is continuing its roadshow in Brussels, Amsterdam, Munich, Dusseldorf and Lyon to identify and mobilise the talents of the Moroccan, Tunisian and Senegalese diaspora who wish to partake and invest in their country of origin. 

THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative launches recruitment for three acceleration programmes aimed at start-ups, clusters and technology transfer offices, with training programmes, fundraising and partner search, marketing support and international development. The stated ambition is clear: to support the search for solutions to the major issues of sustainable development, social inclusion and industrial challenges. 

This is also the objective of the conference "The Mediterranean of the Future" which will take place in Marseille on 21 November 2017 at the initiative of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and with which ANIMA is associated. During this day, along with their governments, Mediterranean entrepreneurs will set a date for a common roadmap in support of the climate agreements that our initiatives will be able to accompany in the coming months.
Emmanuel Noutary, General Delegate
Business Opportunities
Three Jordanian start-ups were selected on 25 October 2017 in Amman to access the services of the Start-up Booster Track, a tailor-made support programme for entrepreneurs provided through THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative.  
Agro-food, education, environment, health, or green technologies, etc. 50 entrepreneurs will be selected to benefit from a specific and tailor-made coaching support at each stage of the programme, from the country of residence to the country of origin (pre-support in Europe and support in Africa).

Coming from several MENA countries, THE NEXT SOCIETY start-ups will be supported to take part in Lyon Booster Camp (14-16 November) to promote their solutions during the pitch contest and get an opportunity to join the top 20 winners that will go to Boston (USA).
Low economic growth and important political risks perceived by companies: The flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) have lowered by 5% in 2016 in all of the MED countries, after a great leap forward in 2015 (+25%). Those statistics, published in the World Investment Report 2017 of the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) published on the 7th of June 2017, do attest that the path to a full Necronomicon recovery remains unstable.

As part of the European project MADRE - Metropolitan Agriculture for Developing an innovative, sustainable and Responsible Economy, ANIMA Investment Network, in partnership with the Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AVITEM), is organising a Transnational Working Group and Technical Visits on farmers' innovation.
The event is part of the Mediterranean Urban Argiculture Days. A seminar (in French only) is also organised by ASTREDHOR, Cité de l'Agriculture, IAUR and TELEMME on Tuesday 7 November 2017.
BSOs' Advocacy Tools Academy
13-14 November 2017, Alexandria (Egypt)
Lebanon Elevator Roadshow - THE NEXT SOCIETY
16 November 2017, Beirut (Lebanon)
Lebanon Advocacy Panel - THE NEXT SOCIETY
17 November 2017, Beirut (Lebanon)
Meeting with diaspora entrepreneurs in Brussels
17 November 2017, Brussels (Belgium)
Meeting with diaspora entrepreneurs in Amsterdam
18 November 2017, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
EUROMED Invest Academy in Barcelone
21-22 November 2017, Barcelone (Espagne)
The Mediterranean of the future
21 November 2017, Marseille (France)

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SUCCESS STORY LACTIMED - EUROMED Invest: Co-production between Greece and Egypt releases its "Mediterranean Guide 2018"

Final Conference: Brussels,
14 December 2017