ANIMA Investment Network

ANIMA Investment Network is a multi-country platform for economic development in the Mediterranean. The ANIMA network brings together 80 government agencies and business, financing and innovation networks in the Mediterranean basin. ANIMA’s objective is to contribute to ongoing improvement in the business climate and investment growth in the Mediterranean region.

ANIMA Investment Network aims to encourage shared, sustainable economic development in the Mediterranean, in association with European and neighbouring countries (Black Sea, Gulf countries etc.).

Through its initiatives and through the linking of national, international, public and private organizations via networks, ANIMA participates in the development of investment and business partnerships, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, and the internationalization of companies; in order to contribute to the creation of added value and jobs, to the consideration of social and environmental issues, to the north-south balance and to the economic integration of countries in the region.

  • Promoting territories: production of studies and research panels on direct foreign investment and business opportunities in the Mediterranean; organization of seminars for those playing an active role in economic development so that they can share their experiences and strengthen their skills;
  • Contributing to a new industrial l andscape in the Mediterranean: ANIMA oversees the European Invest in Med programme that aims to stimulate investment and business partnerships through business forums, personnel exchanges, business missions, etc. and to support the creation of Euro-Mediterranean clusters in the region’s main competitive sectors;
  • Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship: ANIMA oversees the MedVentures initiative that aims to support the internationalization of start-ups in Mediterranean countries through business plan competitions, facilitating contact with investors and strategic partners, and the creation of networks for intermediary organizations that support innovative businesses.