Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, will lead a “Mission for Growth” to Morocco and Tunisia from 26 to 29 November 2012. His key objective is to persuade political leaders of the importance of closer cooperation with the EU as a means of generating growth and jobs for both sides.
Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani will be accompanied by top-level business leaders with a strong interest in developing their links with the countries concerned.
These missions have as objectives:
(1) to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in the European Union and the visited countries;
(2) to help EU companies, including SMEs, to exploit business opportunities in the countries concerned; to this end political agreements as basis for further cooperation in various sectors under VP Tajani’s responsibility will be signed;
(3) to promote EU industry in targeted sectors by organizing matchmaking events with local entrepreneurs and by participating in major events that take place in these countries during the visit.
The presence of individual CEOs/entrepreneurs interested in cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia in the delegation will be the key for the success of the missions. VP Tajani has invited the leading EU business organisations (Business Europe, UEAPME and Eurochambres) to accompany him and to propose entrepreneurs, members of these organisations, as potential candidates for the missions.