Local and Regional Authorities and Young Entrepreneurs: Work together to ensure the dynamism of your Region’s economy!

Sustainable economic development is one of the three priorities of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM). In accordance with this priority, the Assembly decided to grant an Award to a Young Entrepreneur from the Mediterranean partner countries who has been supported by her or his Local/Regional Authority (LRA). This initiative is being proposed by the forthcoming draft ARLEM report on youth entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean to which the Intermediterranean Commission gave its contribution.

To encourage LRA and young entrepreneurs to work together to ensure the dynamism of the Region’s economy, the Award is aiming at showcasing successful examples of young entrepreneurship (up to 35 years old) in the Mediterranean region (Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey).

The winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony at the 10th ARLEM Plenary session in Seville, on 26/27 February 2019, which will involve the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) and its member regions. A representative from the Intermediterranean Commission is also likely to participate in the evaluation committee for the Award.

Please refer to the Flyer for further information. And do not hesitate to disseminate it to your stakeholders and any potential candidate.

More information on cor.europa.eu/arlem-award.go – And please note that registration has to be done between 1 and 30 November 2018!

We finally take this opportunity to draw your attention on:

  • the last position of ARLEM on the “New Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)” (ENFR);
  • the study on “EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities in Mediterranean partner countries” (ENFR-AR);
  • the presentations used at the 4th meeting of the Commission for sustainable territorial development of ARLEM.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or directly the ARLEM secretariat via e-mail arlem-secretariat@cor.europa.eu