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Study n° 33: Technical Textile in the Mediterranean
The TextechMed study highlighted the Technical textile value chain in the Mediterranean. It presents an analysis of technical textile trends, Mediterranean positioning and potential market opportunities for SMEs working in traditional textile sectors. The studies offers a dynamic representation of Euro-Med cooperation, and illustrates successful cooperation around case studies.
Invest in Med Final Report: « Building sustainable investments and business partnerships in the Mediterranean »
The aim of this report is to present: A review of the achievements of the project and their contribution to the development of regional cooperation in the Mediterranean; The initiatives and the partners who were at the origin of these achievements and would today like to continue to undertake these activities; The set of tools left by the project to the Mediterranean business community, to facilitate the development of businesses in the region.
Study n°36: Investment opportunities in renewable energy in Tunisia and Egypt
The Med Energy Study is a new business toolkit for international investors looking towards Egypt and Tunisia in the renewable energy sector, with a focus on wind energy, solar energy, Bio Mass. It presents a comprehensive overview of the business and institutional framework, highlights opportunities and current projects.
Study N° 32 : Socially Responsible Investment: What Strategy for the Mediterranean?
How can we reinforce the impact of investment on sustainable development in the Mediterranean? ANIMA provides answers and courses of action by publishing a study on “Socially Responsible Investment: What Strategy for the Mediterranean?” as part of the Invest in Med project, supported by the European Commission.
Study n°29: Acccompaniment needs and offers for young entrepreneurs in the Maghreb
Available in French only - L'etude préparée le CJD Tunisie met en avant les enjeux associés à l'innovation entrepreneuriale aux regards des structures d'appui et des mesures d'accompagnement mise à la disposition des jeunes entrepreneurs au Maghreb.
Study n°28: Local Investment Promotion in the Mediterranean: a practical compendium
The sustainable development of the region calls for the strengthening of local investment promotion capabilities in order to help Mediterranean territories face a tougher national and international competition for investment, jobs and wealth. This practical compendium comprises 10 case studies, which show different ways of defining a promotion strategy, turning your promotion strategy into an effective communication plan and fine-tuning your prospecting plan .
Study n° 27: The market of eco-sustainable products, services and technologies in the tourist-hotel sector in the MED Region
For the Mediterranean countries, tourism is a central economic issue. The needs for environmental protection in tourism and awareness actions implemented at several levels in recent years, have led to the creation of a growing demand for environmentally friendly tourism services. This study aims at analyzing both the market of products, services and clean sustainable technologies in the tourist-hotel sector in (Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia), and the potential development of demand in these countries.
Study n°26: Yachting centres in the Mediterranean
The Mediterranean is considered a favourable area for the practice and development of yachting. Despite all these common assets, the Mediterranean presents a noticeable imbalance on the two shores in the yachting aspect with: 1) A mature market in the North, and an emerging market in the South. 2) An very dense implantation of marinas on the North shore and scattered marinas on the South shore.
Study N° 25: Cultural tourism in the Mediterranean: some opportunities for France, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia
This report, managed by the Chamber of Commerce of Malaga within the ETINET initiative, studies the offer of cultural tourism in Spain, France, Morocco and Tunisia and identifies investment and business opportunities for companies of the tourism sector.
Study n°24: Enhancing territorial image through movie and film
Audiovisual production had for more than 100 years a considerable cultural impact : It has the power to transform a passive audience into active consummers or visitors for the productsor locations associated with the film. This is why the CCIMP and its partners published a manual of best practices focused on how to supporting Mediterranean local actors in better benefiting from the economic and touristic outcomes of movie productions shot on their territories. This very complete manual includes a chronological list of actions to implement as well as suddessful case studies.
Study n°23: Guide for the development of women entrepreneurship in the Maghreb region
The guide for the development of women entrepreneurship in the Maghreb region outlines on the one hand the problems and constraints encountered by businesswomen in the Maghreb, and on the other hand the facilities and opportunities for women to develop their activities in the region. The objective of this guide is to maximize economic benefits of women entrepreneurship and also to promote exchanges and networking among businesswomen in the region.
Study n°22: towards a Mediterranean Tourism Brand
Tourism is one of the major axes of the development strategies of Mediterranean countries. One can imagine the creation of a “the Mediterranean” which develops the national potentials, but also sell the region as a whole. The final objective of this study is to set the bases to establish a strategy based on a clear positioning of Mediterranean specific products of the Mediterranean, and the creation of “the Mediterranean” mark for tourist products.
Study n°21: The Mediterranean between growth and revolution - Foreign direct investment and partnerships 2010
Caught between two crises (the world economic storm of the 2008-2009 and the Arab revolutions of early 2011), in 2010 the southern rim of the Mediterranean experienced a transition year marked by good achievements in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction and international partnerships. 826 FDI projects of were announced in 2010, against 542 in 2009, that is +52%. The increase is less marked in terms of amounts: €33.2 billion against €28.4 billion in 2009, that is +17%. The international partnerships of companies continue for their part their increase: 493 projects in 2010, against 288 in 2009 (+71%).
Study n°20: Diasporas, Pathways to investment, entrepreneurship and innovation in the Mediterranean
Mobilisation of the higly-skilled Diasporas is the new economic challenge for MED countries if they wish to accelerate their economic development in the context of globalisation. It represents a "win-win" option, which could enable them to increase their sources of external revenues, to benefit from a multi-skilled human capital with a dual culture, and finally to attract more investment projects. A directory containing 470 networks of talents from the Mediterranean diaspora has been put together and complements the study.
Study n°19: MEDZones, for a sustainable management of industrial zones
The « Med Zones » Guide proposes a methodological approach, cases studies and practical recommendations for the development of sustainable Mediterranean industrial zones. The study is available in French only so far.
Study n°18 : The creation of a Mediterranean Arbitration Center
This study aims at providing reliable information regarding the present situation of national arbitration centers in all Mediterranean countries, and in some other countries member of the ASCAME network. It analyses the possible gaps and missing services in each country, which would need to be adressed and which could potentially be provided by a regional Mediterranean Arbitration Center.
Study n° 17: MedFunds 2011, an overview of Private Equity in the MED region
The private equity industry has developed greatly in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries since the 2000s, in particular within Arab countries, where it was rather confidential previously. Today, nearly 309 management companies are targeting the MED region and intervene via 534 investment funds. This report gives an updated panorama of private equity activity in the Med region, analysing its impact in terms of job and growth creation, highlighting new opportunities and studying its development potentials.
Study n°16: MEDA Finance 2010, a guide to SMEs financing instruments in the Mediterranean
The Meda finance study presents a exhaustive survey of grants and lines of credit offered by around 20 aid institutions offering novel non-banking financial instruments to support the economic development of the mediterranean region(Factoring, Leasing, Mortgage, ..etc).
Study n°15: Atlas of investments and partnerships in the Mediterranean
Providing economic decision makers with real-time snapshots of major foreign direct investment trends in the MED region. Helping entrepreneurs wishing to gain a foothold in the Mediterranean markets to short list key territories to approach or to get relevant details about investments in a given geographical area. Such are the objectives of ANIMA-MedMaps, the new Atlas of investments and partnerships completed by ANIMA.
Study n°14: Foreign direct investment and partnerships in the MED countries in 2009
A pragmatic response to the crisis Affected by the crisis later, the MED region would seem to have found a varied response to it. Indeed, some very large projects continue to be cancelled, especially those coming from the Gulf States. On the contrary, its proximity to Europe and the need for companies interested in the Euro-Mediterranean market to be competitive works in favours of the MED region.
Study n°13: Investment opportunities in the sector of hazardous waste Management in the Maghreb
This recent study published by BusinessMed presents an overview of hazardous waste management in three Maghreban countries (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia). Conducted under the Invest in Med program it provides useful details about the regulations at stake, the national strategies implemented and the incentives offered for investors in the sector. A number of case studies and niche subsectors are also identified.
Study n°12: Migrant remitters’ expectations in the Euro-Mediterranean region
Getting a better insight into the expectations of migrants for what regards remittance and financial transfers in the Euro-Mediterranean region is an essential step towards the development of services more adapted to their needs. The La Post Group, in partnership with Planet Finance and the EuroMed postal, has therefore conducted a detailed analysis of migrants’ specific requirement, drawing up a review of the products offered today and making proposals for new developments.
Study n°11: The Film-friendly Mediterranean
Welcoming film productions has a great impact on the economic attractiveness of a location. Conducted within the MovieMed initiative, this study reveals the oppotunities available in six Mediterranean countries and provides a catalogue of all facilities offered to the producers.
Study n°10: BtoB Guidebook - Guide to good practices used to support companies on international markets
This practical guide is dedicated to enhance the services offered by Medirteranean business supporting organisations in terms of enterprise accompaniment. It presents in a user-friendly way the different the steps required to maximize the success of internationalisation missions, BtoB meetins or trade fairs. It also proposes useful tools and tips to address the needs of participating companies.
Study n°9: Medstatistics : all the statistics that you may need in order to invest in the Mediterranean
The Medstatistics handbook that has just been published by the ASCAME in the framework of Invest in Med, presents the main statistical data needed by economic actors to establish business in the Mediterranean, whether it is to invest or to export. A perception analysis of the performance of the different Mediterranean countries is also established.
Study n°8: 25 niches opportunities to be seized today in the Mediterranean
This study presents a catalogue of investment opportunities ranging from added-value productions within traditional MED activities (smart fabrics, new tourism and agrofood products , etc.) to new businesses addressing markets created by technological and global changes (health tourism, offshore web design, integrated logistics, etc.).
Study N°7 : Mediterranean Investment Map
This guidebook is the first step of a surveying and mapping work of the economic activity in the Mediterranean to help countries to better understand and compare themselves. However, the main purpose is to provide investors, especially foreigners, with an operational tool to better understand nationla strategies of the 9 Southern Mediterranean countries.
Study n°6: MedIndustrial partnership
This study presents a specific methodology to enhance Industrial Partnerships in the Euromed region. The results obtained after 10 years of experiencing is positionning the described approach as useful and human to develop sustainable partnerships between people practicing the same job.
Study N°5: 'Boosting business in the Mediterranean: Entrepreneur's success stories'
This booklet contains stories of entrepreneurs that have successfully invested in the partner countries. These stories demonstrate that the Euro-Mediterraneant area is an economic reality.
Study n°4: Priority investments for the development of logistics in the Mediterranean
This study analyses the logistics sectors of North African countries (Morocco, Algérie, Tunisia and Egypt) and provides an overview of the investments needed to increase their competitivity. Available In French only for now.
Study n°3: Foreign direct investment towards Med countries in 2008
In 2008, countries from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean started to be hit by the global financial and economic crisis. For Med countries, the time has come to think about a new attractiveness policy, orientated towards projects that would be both more sustainable and socially useful.
Study n°2: Med Funds survey, an overview of Private Equity in the MEDA region
Neglected or deserted by investors -according to the often circulated stereotype, the MEDA region is in fact highly attractive for many. While attracting more and more foreign direct investments, it also experiences a strong growth in private equity (PE) operations.
Study n°1: Foreign direct investment into MEDA in 2007
The most recent data on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the MEDA region confirm the integration of this area in economic globalisation. In a context of shifting dynamism between developed countries, often in relative decline, and emerging countries whose growth seems insatiable, the Mediterranean follows the same pattern as the rest of the world.
Euromed Postal : For an enhanced postal cooperation within the Euro-Mediterranean region
This study offers an analysis of the post sector in the Mediterranean region and highlights the various joint actions that could be implemented by the Mediterranean post services (gathered in an Euromed Postal structure) to enhance regional exchanges.