The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sfax (CCIS) is organising, on March 3, in Sfax, the 2nd cross-border microfinance forum.
The objective of the event is to develop a common strategy around a Mediterranean microfinance program. It is based on instruments and support services for new and innovative businesses.
Indeed, “this forum is part of the [email protected] project funded by the European program ENI CBC Med. This project aims to facilitate access to financing for young entrepreneurs”, can we read on the CCIS website. The latter is a partner in this cross-border cooperation program in the Mediterranean basin.
It should be noted that the [email protected] project has organized local meetings over the past few months. And this, with the aim of involving the different actors and discussing the main issues related to the support of unbankable people. The objective is to create a transnational network of microfinance actors.
Launched in 2019, the microfinance support project for Mediterranean start-ups “[email protected]”, costing 2.8 million euros, targets five countries; namely: Tunisia, Italy, Lebanon, Greece and Palestine. It aims to help young Mediterranean entrepreneurs access financing. It also specifically targets those who cannot benefit from a bank loan.