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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a key role in national economies around the world and provide a significant contribution in employment generation and added value to the economy. Therefore, increasing the internationalization SMEs and helping them to access third markets, becoming drivers of a green growth is crucial, not only for the businesses but also for the economy in the southern Mediterranean.
At SwitchMed, we recognize how important it is to engage and exchange best practices and solutions on innovations that can further the uptake of SCP in existing businesses models. For this reason, we support the development of networks that can create business partnerships between European companies and SMEs in the Southern Mediterranean in order to promote the uptake of business models and eco innovations that can strengthen productivity, deliver a more inclusive growth and assist SMEs in the Southern Mediterranean.
Moreover, the potential of SMEs for participating in and reaping the benefits of a global and green economy will also depend to a great degree on enabling framework conditions that can ensure a healthy competition. Therefore we are focusing through closer cooperation between the Single Market for Green Products Initiative in Europe and business association from four associated Mediterranean countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco), to reinforce the internationalization of SMEs and prepare businesses on the coming regulatory framework for Green Products.