Only women’s active participation in the region’s economy will allow real economic growth and
development in the Mediterranean
The VII “Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum” was co-organized by AFAEMME (Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen), the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation and ASCAME(Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
This year’s edition, which took place in the framework of the IX Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders, was a special occasion due to the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process, the Euro-Mediterraneanpartnership which was established in 1995 during the Barcelona Conference.
Now, 20 years later, AFAEMME has signed, together with other Euro-Mediterranean Organizations, the 20+20 Barcelona Declaration, which in its 4th Initiative specifically includes “Reinforcing of the role of Mediterranean women in the Mediterranean economy”. Because, as the coordinator of ASCAME, Mr. Anwar Zibaoui, declared during the Forum: “we cannot advance the economic development of the region without the active participation of women”.