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This issue focuses on start-ups in the North with a special feature on investment trends and a quick look at our month’s activities.
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IDAL took part as a strategic partner at this year’s North Lebanon Startup Weekend organized by the Center of Entrepreneurship of the Beirut Arab University. The participants who are mainly high school and university students took part in 60 seconds pitches, the top of which were whittled down to teams that are ready to develop several projects and ideas. IDAL which was also present during the awards ceremony, presented the winner of the 3rd award with a 2,000 USD grant.
IDAL was an ecosystem partner at the Banque du Liban Accelerate event which brought together 1,500 persons from over 20 countries. The event which aimed at putting together “Blueprints for Success” among international entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals, witnessed the launch of many initiatives, among which is the intention to develop a UK-Lebanese joint tech hub.
Our team was part of the Lebanese delegation that is participating in the EUROMED Migration Profile Process Regional Meeting in Jordan. The overall objective of this project is to foster cooperation on migratory issues between the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) South Partner Countries and EU Member States, as well as between ENI South Partner Countries themselves. The project also aims to assist partners in their efforts to manage various forms of migration through evidence-based and coherent migration policies. The MPP Regional Meeting in Liege in November 2013 was the first stage, the next phase had two regional high-level workshops organized in Rotterdam and Berlin in June and October. The meeting in Jordan in November took stock of progress both at regional and national level and shaped the way forward for this central component of the EUROMED Migration framework.