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The Lab'ess of Tunis recruits fifteen project leaders in social innovation

Written by Eric Apim on Friday, April 2nd 2021 à 14:01 | Read 565 times

Rachid Abidi, director of Lab'ess will welcome fifteen new projects (photo: Lab'ess)
Rachid Abidi, director of Lab'ess will welcome fifteen new projects (photo: Lab'ess)
TUNISIA. The Laboratory of Social and Solidarity Economy of Tunisia (Lab'ess Tunis) launches its eighth call for applications to select fifteen positive impact projects that will integrate its incubator. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to a boot camp to perfect their pitch. Individual interviews will follow on 20 and 21 May 2021.

The selected social enterprises, whether they are in the process of being created or already in existence, will then embark on a six-month programme designed to get their project off the ground.

During this programme, their managers will benefit from a training programme, individual and personal support, networking with complementary partners, accommodation at the Lab'ess in a collaborative workspace in the heart of the Tunisian capital (near the Parc du Belvédère) and access to the international network enabling them to participate in international trade fairs.

In addition, funding support of up to 15,000 Tunisian dinars (€4,600) will be provided.

Open since April 1, 2021, online applications are possible until May 2, 2021 before midnight, with the programme starting on June 1, 2021.

Created in 2012 by a group of associations and the SOS Plus group, the Lab'ess is a space for social innovation dedicated to the creation and development of social and solidarity economy actors in Tunisia. It claims to have trained 1,700 associations and to have hosted seventy social enterprise projects. It is a member of the SOS Plus group - based in Montreuil (near Paris), which coordinates support structures in France, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa and Hong Kong -, of the collaborative platform and of the Afric'innov network, which professionalizes support structures for entrepreneurship in Africa.

Application form for the Lab'ess


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