- The Finnova Foundation has received the visit of two members of Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) at its headquarters in Brussels.
- Almotaz Abadi, Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment and Blue Economy, and Doha Zammal, Water Expert, participated in the Next Talent Generation Forum, focused on the search for training and employability opportunities for young people in the Mediterranean.
- During the meeting, several European projects of the LIFE Programme were highlighted, as well as the PICE mobility programme, which promotes the international mobility of young professionals.
Brussels, 17 July 2023. Finnova Foundation was honored to receive the visit of two prominent members of Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) at its headquarters in Brussels. Almotaz Abadi, Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment and Blue Economy; and Doha Zammal, Water Expert, participated in the Next Talent Generation Forum, an informal meeting focused on the search for training and employability opportunities for young people in the Mediterranean.
During the meeting, several European projects of the LIFE Programme were highlighted, such as LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0, which promotes sustainable practices in waste treatment, as well as the PICE mobility programme, which promotes the international mobility of young professionals.
Finnova Foundation is committed to supporting talent and sustainable development in the Mediterranean region, and fostering collaborations and the exchange of best practices is an important step in that direction.
«Promoting a holistic approach to the unification of policies and regulations in the Mediterranean ecosystem based on complementarity is one of our main priorities,» stated Almotaz Abadi, Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment, and Blue Economy of the Union for the Mediterranean. «Fostering capacity enhancement and involving young people in decision-making processes regarding the blue economy and sustainability is a key area in our Action Plan,» added water expert Doha Zammal.
The Next Talent Generation Forum has entailed an enriching after-work space to explore joint opportunities in the field of green and blue training and employment for young people in the Mediterranean.
Finnova would like to thank Interoffices for providing the meeting space at their location at Av. des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels. Their generosity has contributed to the success of the event and to strengthening the relationships between the participating organizations.
About Union for the Mediterranean
Union for the Mediterranean is an international intergovernmental organization based in Barcelona, Spain, dedicated to promoting cooperation and dialogue between the countries of the Mediterranean region, both European and Arab. Through its policy forums, dialogue platforms and regional projects, UfM seeks to enhance digital cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of initiatives that have a real and tangible impact on the citizens of the region.
UfM selects different regional cooperation projects that enhance partnerships and interactions between promoters, partners, and beneficiaries through the development of innovative initiatives. The three strategic objectives of the region that UfM’s activities address are: Human Development, Stability, and Integration.
For further information on Union for the Mediterranean and its initiatives, please visit: www.ufmsecretariat.org
About the Finnova Foundation
Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, which has been working for 12 years for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the European Union, helping and training in attracting European funds. Its aim is to address social challenges such as employment, entrepreneurship, the UN SDGs, the circular economy, waste recovery, sustainable tourism, and the fight against climate change.
Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators, and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.