Apply now: SwitchMed calls for applications of the Green Entrepreneurship programme are opening!

The Switchers Support National Partnerships and SCP/RAC launch calls for applications for green entrepreneurs. These unique opportunities will enable selected candidates to benefit from a set of business development methodologies boosting sustainability and circular economy.

Published on Tuesday 04 May 2021· START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS

Do you want to create and/or grow your green business? Do you need tools and methodologies to develop it? Apply now!

The Switchers Support National Partnerships (the local networks of Business Support Organizations gathered in partnerships and implementing SwitchMed Green Entrepreneurship programme at the local level) and SCP/RAC are opening their calls for application to support green entrepreneurs developing their sustainable businesses. In this first phase, the successful applicants that will have the chance to be selected will receive a tailored training to develop:

– their green business models: for those at ideation stage, that is to say the innovators who have an idea of green business;
– their green business plans: for those at early stage, that is to say the green entrepreneurs who have already started their activity but are at its beginning.

As each country is going at its own pace, this article will be regularly updated. Here is the practical information:

Country Implementing organization Start date End date Number of ideation stage entrepreneurs expected Number of early stage entrepreneurs expected Contact
Algeria CNTPP No information available yet No information available yet 140 16 No information available yet
Egypt No information available yet No information available yet No information available yet 140 16 No information available yet
Israel Tel Aviv University No information available yet No information available yet 120 9 No information available yet
Jordan BDC May (TBC) June (TBC) 140 16 No information available yet
Lebanon Fondation Diane 23 April 15 June 140 21 03 297 397
Morocco CTPES May (TBC) June (TBC) 140 16 No information available yet
Palestine Birzeit University May (TBC) June (TBC) 140 16 No information available yet
Tunisia CITET 27 April 31 May 140 16 Email: formation1@citet.nat.tn Tel: +216 28 396 382

 

The implementation of this activity is another crucial step of the Green Entrepreneurship programme, leaded by the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) within the framework of SwitchMed. It follows the completion of the Trainings of Trainers, who were trained with the aim to transfer SCP/RAC cutting-edge tools and methodologies to the future beneficiaries, including through the use of the recently launched digital platform, TheSwitchers.org. The Lebanese and Tunisian partnerships were the first two to launch their calls, more will follow soon.

The applicants will have first to register to the platform and apply to the dedicated section:
https://www.theswitchers.org/call-for-applications
With the goal of promoting innovation among youth and contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment, young people will be one of the main targets (along with women) of the trainings for the Green Business Model development. Through SwitchMed Phase I (2013-2018) and the local partners‘ commitment, 2 201 green entrepreneurs (38% women) had been trained and supported to develop their green business models across the southern Mediterranean.

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The implementation of this activity is another crucial step of the Green Entrepreneurship programme, leaded by the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) within the framework of SwitchMed.

With the goal of promoting innovation among youth and contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment, young people will be one of the main targets (along with women) of the trainings for the Green Business Model development.

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