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News Call for ideas: 25 operational projects for the Mediterranean!

The Platform for Mediterranean Economic Development (ANIMA) has launched, with the Diplomatie magazine, a call for ideas about '25 operational projects for the Mediterranean'.

ANIMA and DIPLOMATIE magazine join forces to launch at Spring 2008 a call to all Mediterranean or
non-Mediterranean people to imagine THEIR project FOR the Mediterranean basin. This call will be
promoted by various web sites, medias or partners. The principle is straight forward:

  • Each person or each team interested may submit one or several projects ;
  • Regional integration must be the objective and each project must have a transversal application (concern at least several countries, from the north and the south of the Mediterranean) and have a significant economic impact on the sustainable development of the region ;
  • Each project will be described in a short document (1,500 words maximum, A4 portrait format) and must be convincing (selling points, illustrations), in French or in English ;
  • ANIMA and DIPLOMATIE commit themselves into translating and publishing in June 2008 a
  • selection of the 25 best operational projects in a special issue of Enjeux Méditerranée that will be widely promoted and distributed (via usual press means and on the occasion of the numerous Euro-Mediterranean conferences to be held in the second half of 2008);
  • A few personalities or teams will also be invited to add their point of view – but ANIMA’s and DIPLOMATIE’s objective is really to raise the voice of those (at grassroots level, and not necessarily in the board rooms), and particularly on the southern rim of the basin, who imagine or carry operational projects of collective interest and hope to accelerate their implementation.

Thank you for sharing with us your questions, suggestions and for sending your electronic file under
Word format to by 30 April 2008 at the latest.

Submissions from countries are welcome. Testimonies to Euromed ministers, CEOs or personalities are also welcome.

Contact information Benedict de Saint-Laurent, ANIMA (General Delegate) & Invest in France Agency- ANIMA – The Platform for Mediterranean Economic Development (Your Gateway for Investing into Maghreb, Machreq, Israel & Turkey): 10 place de la Joliette, Les Docks - Atrium 10.2 (6th floor), BP 17624 F-13567 Marseille 02, France (email: ;
Phone: +33 496 116 762 /33 678 098 830 ; Fax +33 4 96 11 67 61
News type CallForPaper
File link ../PDF/AIN_CallForIdeasEuromed_Eng_March2008
Source of information ANIMA
Geographical coverage Mediterranean
News date 13/03/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH