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We foster a continuous match-making process by organising online and offline meeting for business opportunities in Africa and Europe.
European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry PACCI, and national members like BVMW/Der Mittelstand , with the support of GIZ/German Cooperation, provide this matchmaking platform to grow shared value in business for SMEs in Africa and Europe.
This matchmaking platform is the result of promising ideas generated during and after the first EU-Africa SME Summit which was held on 20 & 21 March 2019 at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels.
A strategic roadmap was set for further collaboration based on the business concept of Shared Value. With this new matchmaking tool African and European entrepreneurs can directly connect and match their business interests, projects and ideas.
Rome – Dakar – Berlin – Brussels Live & Online 21-22 October
Economy-Sustainability-Humanity – Roadmap to Shared Success!
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of many economies in Africa and Europe, e.g. of the first two manufacturing nations in Europe, Germany and Italy. Entrepreneurship, professional training and investment are our focus, as keys for a strong African Mittelstand and a good basis for shared value business, which truly will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference aims to bring European and African entrepreneurs into play, encourage them to cooperate and co-invest, build alliances, joint ventures and partnerships through appropriate support and monitoring structures and mechanisms to verify the effectiveness and impact of their initiatives.
Furthermore, at the event, EUIPO will launch the Africa IP SME Helpdesk, expected to be operational from October 2021. This is an EU-funded project set up to help SMEs from the EU in the process of creating, protecting, utilising, administering and enforcing intellectual property rights (IPR) across Africa.
Cooperation between the EU and African countries in the Africa IP SME Helpdesk project will provide a unique opportunity for European SMEs to invest in Africa and, in that process, enable African countries to access global business value chains while, at the same time, contributing to sustainable development and economic growth in Africa.
Dans la continuité de favoriser la coopération entre les PME françaises et européennes, nous anons organisé des webinaires d'information l'appel à projets pour favoriser la réalisation des Objectifs du Développement Durable (ODD). organisé par Business Partnership Facility.
Après chaque session, African European Entrepreneurs a organié une table ronde afin de discuter des projet!
In our goal to promote cooperation between African and European SMEs, we gladly organsied information webinars organised by Business Partnership Facility, call for projects Enterprises for Sustainable Development Goals.
Following each session, African European Entrepreneurs organised a round-table to discuss projects.
Register here for the informative webinar organised by Business Partnership Facility 1 to 2 PM CET
Register here for the round table discusion organised by African European Entrepreneurs 2:30 - 3:30 PM CET
20 April, 2021
09h00 – 10h00 CEST / 10h00 – 11h00 EAT
Followed by an online networking session until 13h00 CEST / 14h00 EAT
Co-organised by European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME & the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ethiopia), this panel presented African affordable payment solutions for off-grid renewable energy and invited European entrepreneurs to partner for more sustainable and convenient financing solutions in the green energy sector.
This event was part of the broader event
April 16 and 20&21, 2021
High-level representatives from the European Commission and the African Union Commission, development banks and private sector CEOs joined an online roundtable to discuss the rapid green energy transformation in Africa and how they contribute to bridging the energy gap in the continent
16th , 10.00 CEST - 17th of July 2020, 13.30 CEST
The event highlighted the chances for entrepreneurs to share the best roads towards successful economic cooperation of smart and open-minded companies in Africa and Europe for a common future.
Participants had the chance to:
We would like to thank to all of you for participating in the Call for Shared Value Business Ideas and hope that you equally found this opportunity as valuable, constructive and interesting as much as we did!
The jury (European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, GIZ, ECOBANK) has re-assessed the public vote and made sure to be in line with the three main objectives of the call: jobs creation and growth on the African ground, demonstrates the real solution for the African customer as well as tackles SDG goals.
We congratulate to...
TOP 3 entrepreneurs from Kenya, Spain and Uganda who will be proposed by our teams to pitch their business idea at the EABF2020 online.
In addition, each entrepreneur receives the following prizes:
Online Rountable on Energy Efficiency in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Senegal
11h00 - 13h00 AM CET | 29th September, 2021
“BVMW”, together with the German Water Partnership (GWP) and the Business Scouts for Development program, has organized an online roundtable on energy efficiency in the water and sanitation sector in Senegal on Wednesday, 29th September. The roundtable provides a platform for the exchange of know-how and new developments in the context of water, sanitation, and related energy saving potentials in Senegal. It also stresses business opportunities for the (German) private sector in these areas, outlines current investment programs, and best practices.
Many interesting presentations from the African Water Association, the European Investment Bank in Dakar and successful German entrepreneurs in Senegal are waiting for you!
Are you interested to join? Click here for the program and to register!
The event, that took place in Addis Ababa in October 2019, was the result of promising ideas generated during and after the first EU-Africa SME Summit which was held on 20 & 21 March this year at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels.
The three parties set a strategic roadmap of further collaboration based on the business concept of Shared Value: it was then they decided to test and implement a new match-making tool where European and African entrepreneurs can directly connect and match their business interests, projects and ideas - the platform you are visiting today!
On March 20th and 21st 2019, European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME hosted the first EU-African SME Summit in Brussels. The event began on the 20th with the Shared Value Business Lab workshop dedicated to find solutions to local issues through business networking. Entrepreneurs from the two continents joined in.
On the afternoon of the second day, the Summit hosted the EU-African SME Conference - an international symposium dedicated to the presentation of key ideas, like the importance of the role of SMEs in development cooperation with Africa, the need to build an SME Alliance between the two continents, and the necessity to create European financial support tools for the investment of small and medium-sized companies in Africa.
During the Summit the Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding for the European-African SME Alliance was signed. The document laid the foundation for the alliance between SMEs in Africa and in Europe.