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Tunisia-based incubator, Lab’ess, invites application from eco-entrepreneurs in Marsa (€10,000)

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The Laboratory of Social and Solidarity Economy (Lab’ess), a Tunisian incubation program, is calling for applications from eco-entrepreneurs providing solutions in the areas of circular economy and zero waste in the municipality of La Marsa, Tunis.

Funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Med program, this call for applications is part of the MED-InA project designed to foster the creation of initiatives with positive environmental and social impacts to provide jobs, particularly for youths and women, as well as develop the green and circular economy in the Mediterranean.

Cities on both shores of the Mediterranean are facing major environmental challenges and increasing costs to collect and treat waste, including costly investments in landfills or incinerators.

As such, the MED-InA project seeks to develop and implement a strategy for a “Zero Waste” public policy applicable to Mediterranean cities to ensure a participatory approach to waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.

The three-month project will be implemented by the Lab’ess incubator, a member of the PULSE Group in collaboration with Circulab, an expert in a circular design. The objective is to support and finance four innovative initiatives in addressing solid waste disposal in the municipality of La Marsa, through a circular economy approach.

The outstanding project leaders selected will be awarded a prize of between €5,000 and €10,000 to help them scale their innovative solutions. Note that the program is slated to begin in December 2021 and end in March 2022. The three municipalities chosen to develop the pilot project are La Marsa (Tunisia), Irbid (Jordan), and Ribera (Spain).

Interested applicants have until Thursday, October 4, 2021, to submit their applications here.

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