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TEX-MED Clusters ended: an outlook to the future

31 12 2015

TEX-MED Clusters ended: an outlook to the future

The legacy of the project and the activity of Mediterranean Desk in a next future.

Brands Access to International Markets 21st-22nd October 2015

21 10 2015

Brands Access to International Markets 21st-22nd October 2015

JGATE hosted a two days initiative focused on market access facilitation for Mediterranean brands.

Guided Visit to ITMA Fair

16 11 2015

Guided Visit to ITMA Fair

In the frame of our CBC initiative “Training for technological upgrading”, Unione Industriale Pratese organized a guided visit to ITMA Fair in Milan.

Networking Event on Clustering: Big Opportunities, More Competitiveness

17 11 2015

Networking Event on Clustering: Big Opportunities, More Competitiveness

A networking event to show the opportunities of the Mediterranean Hyper-Cluster for the TC companies.

Forum for Capitalization-Alexandria

01 12 2015

Forum for Capitalization-Alexandria

The partner GACIC organized the Capitalization Forum at Helnan Palestine Hotel in Alexandria, final milestone event of the Project, together with Sustexnet and Meditexprojects.

Strategic immersion seminar on the Catalan and Mediterranean technical textiles clusters

24 11 2015

Strategic immersion seminar on the Catalan and Mediterranean technical textiles clusters

The partner TEXFOR organised a seminar at the Hotel La Mola in Terrassa to analyse and discuss challenges of the Catalan and Mediterranean TT clusters within our CBC initiative on the Mediterranean Cross Border Cooperation in the field of technical textiles.

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Project description

The TEX-MED Clusters Project is funded under the European Union , ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2007/2013.

The flow of products and investments between the Mediterranean countries has a long history, and the need now for the Textile and Clothing (T/C) sector is for an improvement in the quality of cross-border cooperation, and not only in its extension.

TEX-MED Clusters focuses on fostering the cross-border integration of the T/C industry of the Mediterranean area by promoting the cooperation among eight relevant T/C clusters.

The project has an innovative approach, which emphasizes the role of "entrepreneurship" for the international development of clusters and SMEs. Ultimately, it aspires to speed up the evolution of the Mediterranean T/C industry towards an integrated system.

Specific objectives

  • To increase the quantity of links, partnerships and cooperation between the T/C industries of the Mediterranean basin
  • To speed up an industry evolution toward an integrated T/C Med system to replace the old "delocalisation+subcontracting" model with a more advanced and balanced "multi-localisation+co-contracting" model.

Budget

  • Total budget: € 2.000.000
  • Programme contribution: € 1.700.000 (85%)
  • Project co-financing: € 300.000 (15%).

Duration

24 months (December 2014 till December 2015)

Expected results

  • A shared vision defined and long-term strategy set up for the development of the Mediterranean T/C industry.

Within this new vision further expected results are :

  • Cooperation projects between clusters started up, especially on matters regarding innovation
  • Cooperation initiatives between SMEs started up in order to enhance the overall and individual competitiveness of the T/C industry on the Mediterranean region vis-à-vis the international external cooperation.

Target groups

Eight Textile and Clothing regions/clusters of Sabadell (Spain), Prato (Tuscany, Italy),Central Macedonia (Greece), Tunis and Monastir (Tunisia), Alexandria (Egypt), West Bank & Gaza (The Palestinian Authority) and Amman (Jordan).

Final beneficiaries

  • SMEs of Textile and Clothing specialized clusters
  • Textile and Clothing entrepreneurs and employees of the participating regions.

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