Tunisia implemented initial measures at an early stage of the pandemic to curb the spread of the coronavirus, ranging from an obligation to self-isolate at home for people entering the country from high-risk countries to a general curfew, which came into force in March 2020. The rapid response to the pandemic meant that the prevention measures were soon able to be relaxed again. Companies in Tunisia were already able to start resuming their business activities at the beginning of June 2020.
The Special Initiative is supporting companies there by implementing economic stabilisation measures to preserve jobs and secure investments. In close dialogue with our partners we are currently reorienting our services for companies, so that for the time being they can quickly help ensure business continuity and preserve jobs. This is designed to consolidate the positive trends in Tunisia’s economic development on a long-term basis. At the same time, the initiative is promoting innovations – particularly in the digital sector and among start-ups – that will open up new economic opportunities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
06.05.2022 - We intend to create a space for our PAMA multi stakeholder network to interact, discuss and co-create worthwhile business cases or topics with logistics as a focus. During the event, we will identify and further develop your company’s business case or topic in Africa. This is a hybrid event taking place on 17 May 2022 | 8:30 am – 4 pm (CEST) in Berlin.
06.04.2022 - Companies with investment projects that have the potential to facilitate women’s access to finance and access to employment, are invited to participate in this Call for Expressions of Interest. The Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) has launched an online survey that is open from 1 April to 15 May 2022.
28.03.2022 - The Facility Investing for Employment offers co-financing grants for projects with a high job creation impact. On 1 June 2022, the Facility will launch a regional Call for Proposals in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia. Private companies and public entities can apply.
15.03.2022 - We re-open the floor and create the space for our multi stakeholder network PAMA to interact with companies from the logistic, automotive/mobility and production sector interested in Africa. This event will take place virtually over MS Teams on the 22 March 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CET).
18.02.2022 - The Alliance for Product Quality in Africa as part of Invest for Jobs and the GIZ-project ‘Supporting Sustainability Aspects in the Implementation of EU Economic Partnership Agreements (NEW)’ are inviting agricultural advisors in Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa as well as in Tunisia to a three-day webinar series on the new EU organic regulations.
09.02.2022 - The European Commission, the African Union Commission, as well as EU and African business organisations are co-organizing the 7th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF22) which will mainly take place online. For three days, African and European political and business leaders from various sectors will be brought together to exchange on EU-African trade and investment opportunities. Within the event, Invest for Jobs hosts two interesting workshops about the textile and sustainable mobility sector.
13.12.2021 - The successful applicants of the recent call for proposals in Tunisia come from sectors like food processing, construction, technology, and the chemical industry. Together, they will receive financial support of around 7 million euros for their job-creating investments by the facility Investing for Employment. The facility is part of Invest for Jobs.
20.10.2021 - Coming into force by 1st January 2022, the new EU-organic regulation will entail substantial changes for producers in African countries. Affected companies and those who are generally interested in organic certification are invited to participate in a webinar series hosted by the GfRS between 25th of October and 12th of November 2021. Registration is open until Friday 22nd October.
18.06.2021 - How can jobs and apprenticeships be created in Africa’s digital service sector? How is the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation promoting the local digital economy? These and other questions were the focus of the online panel discussion ‘Digitalisation as a driver for employment?’ held by the German Africa Foundation (DAS) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on 20 May.
11.05.2021 - The German Africa Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) cordially invite you to the online discussion Digitalisation as a driver for employment? How the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation is generating
employment in Africa through innovative approaches. The event will take place on the 20 May 2021 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm (CEST).
26.04.2021 - 6.000 new engineers each year, 40.000 students in technical courses of study – 61 per cent female – and a powerful 4G network nationwide: Tunisia offers a powerful IT market, equipped with knowledgeable experts. These and other exciting developments were the topic of a virtual conference, held on April, 22, 2021 and organised by BMZ’s Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation, which also operates under the brand Invest for Jobs, to prepare European businesses for Tunisia’s diverse potentials and opportunities.
30.11.2020 - The Facility « Investing for Employment » (IFE) aims to support the creation of decent employment opportunities in Africa. It does so by offering co-financing grants for new investment projects with a high job creation impact. IFE officially launched its first call for proposals in Tunisia on Monday 30 November 2020.
11.11.2020 - A study conducted by Siemens Stiftung and commissioned by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation predicts that social enterprises can provide up to one million new jobs in twelve African countries between 2020 and 2030.
25.09.2020 - First winners of the African European Digital Venture Program (AEDV) have been announced! UnternehmerTUM and the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation support start-ups in Ghana and Tunisia.
Harness the opportunities that Invest for Jobs offers your company to preserve jobs and secure investment. Our experts will be happy to answer your queries.
Almost a decade after the Arab Spring, Tunisia is regarded as a
regional pioneer on the path towards democracy – but the country is
forging ahead in terms of its economy too. Its proximity to Europe and
the comparatively high level of education among its workforce are
conducive to investment and partnerships.
Regardless of which sector you operate in, our tailor-made package of
advice, contacts and financial support can help you harness the
promising investment opportunities that Tunisia offers and assist you in
identifying and overcoming specific investment obstacles. More
information about our broad range of offerings is available here.
In collaboration with our Tunisian partners, the Special Initiative
is continuing to develop attractive business hubs, including industrial
and business parks, and to promote specific growth sectors such as the
automotive industry, aviation and the digital economy. However, our
activities are not limited to these sectors.
Are you a small or medium-sized Tunisian company? We can help you enhance your competitiveness or tap into new markets.
You can find detailed information about Tunisia and the country’s current economic data here:
of GDP generated by the digital economy (2019)
of Tunisian graduates in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are women (2017)
Harness the great investment opportunities that Tunisia offers. Our experts will be happy to advise you.
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