GIMED: 138 entrepreneurs and 24 early stage ventures have been already trained!

Ivan Samkov, Pexels

GIMED partners gathered together last 23rd of June 2021 in a virtual meeting to follow-up on last and upcoming activities. The event, which was held online due to current Covid-19 travel restrictions, was divided in four different sessions to analyse, evaluate and monitor current status of activities, financial situation of the project, the subgranting regime and few communication milestones. 

The meeting of project managers was conducted by Andrea Ruzo, Project Manager of the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC), the Lead Beneficiary of the project. In the first part each partner shared the current status of the ideation and early stage support activities, where entrepreneurs are being selected for capacity building training sessions and coaching support.

In total, 794 applications have been received so far. 138 entrepreneurs and 24 early stage ventures have been already trained in Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine and Italy. Along the sessions, entrepreneurs have learnt how to develop their business model through the Green Business Model (GBM) methodology developed by SCP/RAC. In the implementation of the activities, the consortia is looking to create sectorial cross border working groups to promote synergies between entrepreneurs in the regions.