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Kick off of the 2nd online "Med Dialogue Leaders" Bootcamp on "Entrepreneurship for social and solidarity economy"

The "Med Dialogue For rights and Equality" programme, financed by the EU, launched on October 14th, 2020 the 2nd edition of "Med Dialogue Leaders", a capacity development scheme for young leaders, focusing on "Entrepreneurship for social and solidarity economy". The first step is a capacity development Bootcamp; due to the recent Covid-19 developments, this event is taking place online, until October 18th, 2020. It is gathering young leaders from 10 Arab countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia).

 

Med Dialogue Young Leaders Bootcamp - Day 1: Screenshot of online session with all participants

 

Thanks to this event, young participants will have access to an online tour of Istanbul City Lab Experience Center, a well-known urban innovation hub, to debate about implemented innovative projects. They will also have the opportunity to exchange with Italian economist Lorenzo Becchetti, founder of the School of Civil Economy and its yearly festival, and Mohamed Madhkour, one of the drafters of the recently approved Tunisian Law on social economy.

In this respect, these sessions will be broadcasted live on “Med Dialogue For rights and Equality” programme Facebook page through this link, in accordance with the following agenda:

•          Friday 16th October 2020 (11:00 am – 01:00pm/ GMT +1, Tunis time): Virtual field visit to “Istanbul City Lab Experience Center”.

•          Friday 16th October 2020 (03:00 – 04:30pm/ GMT +1, Tunis time): Virtual debate with economist Leonardo Becchetti on new trends in economy in Europe.

•          Saturday 17th October 2020 (03:00 – 04:30pm/ GMT +1, Tunis time): Virtual debate with entrepreneur Mohamed Madhkour on the new Tunisian Law for social economy.

It is recalled that this Bootcamp is aiming at developing regional networks as well as a common advocacy and awareness raising action, and at building capacities around the thematic of entrepreneurship for social and solidarity economy. To this end, international experts are providing methodological support as well as specific coaching to participants, in order to boost their creativity and to enhance their knowledge.

The online Bootcamp is structured in plenary sessions and working groups, whereby participants will develop a common advocacy and awareness action, which shall then take place simultaneously in the Leaders’ regions within three months from the completion of the Bootcamp. To this end the "Med Dialogue For rights and Equality" team will provide coaching support during the different implementation phases.

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15 October 2020

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