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||15 June||1 July||120||9||No information available|
|Jordan||BDC||June (TBC)||July (TBC)||140||16||No information available yet|
|Lebanon||Fondation Diane||23 April||30 June||140||21||03 297 397|
|Morocco||CTPES||22 June||26 July||140||16||No information available|
|Palestine||Birzeit University||10/06 (Tulkarem)
|140||16||No information available|
|Tunisia||CITET||27 April||7 July||140||16||Email: email@example.com 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:
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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