The MED MSMEs Programme (2018-2022) is funded by the European Union and aims to convene stakeholders and support dialogue at regional level to inspire policies and regulatory reforms for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), in particular on the internationalisation and access to finance dimensions.

In line with the elaboration of policies for inclusive growth in the EU Southern Neighbourhood, the European Union-funded MED MSMEs Programme builds on a national participatory approach, international best practices and regional initiatives to foster the formulation and implementation of integrated policies and instruments supporting the development of MSMEs.

The EU-funded MED MSMEs programme is seeking to place MSMEs at the centre of sustainable growth in Europe’s Southern Neighbourhood region.

The Programme contributes to improve the MSMEs business environment thanks to knowledge-based South-South and South-North dialogue and the elaboration of policy responses that are more adapted to the needs of MSMEs and their support ecosystems.

The MED MSMEs Programme is implemented with partner countries, namely Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine* , Syria** and Tunisia, in close collaboration with the network of national Small Business Act (SBA) Coordinators who are country focal points. The SBA Coordinators and members of the working groups form a community of practice which constitutes a regional platform supported by the Programme.