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GACIC BSO Management Academy - Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Summer School

GACIC BSO Management Academy - Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Summer School


In the framework of EBSOMED project, the German Arab chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC) organized the 4th edition of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Summer School, that was held in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy on 8- 9 November 2018.

This intended to BSOs executives’ training aimed at improving exchanges of competences and relations between BSOs interested in co-operation programmes and projects.

The first day of the training was introduced by Mr Marco Cunetto, EBSOMED’s coordinator presenting the project with a focus at the aspect of improving competences and relations of BSOs’ executives interested in Euro- Mediterranean cooperation, followed by an intervention made by Mr Luca Palazzo, ENI CBC Med Programme Managing Authority while presenting the ENI CBC MED 2014 – 2020 Programme as a concrete design of proposals under the new Euro Mediterranean funding instruments.

The second day of the training was devoted to parallel laboratory sessions through the development of 4 project ideas:

  • Laboratory N. 1 - "Development of a Euro-Mediterranean network to promote Mediterranean agro-food products”
  • Laboratory N. 2 - "Transfer of new technologies to logistics and transport operators”
  • Laboratory N. 3 - "Diversification of tourism offer through the promotion of local and territorial assets”
  • Laboratory N. 4 - "Transfer of technologies to SMEs on the production of energy from organic waste”

The 2 days training conducted to the elaboration of 4 new Euro-Mediterranean project ideas (“Concept Notes”) as the working approach was based on the “learning by doing” methodologies where an official project’s Assessor experienced in European Programs highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal.

The Academy was above all an excellent opportunity to the 30 trained BSO’s executives on planning of cooperation projects in the Euro-Med funding opportunities framework, to take part in a lively debate to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Euro- Mediterranean Cooperation and to give a future perspective on the funding strategies, especially in the Euro-Mediterranean region.