EU Funding Erasmus

The project ‘INVEST Financial & Forecasting models for Entrepreneurs’ aims to develop a training model and tools to support micro- entrepreneurs, especially those pertaining to generation Y (those aged 18-34), to make responsible economic, financial and investment choices, not only for business but also personal finance.

Ultimately, the project seeks to boost the financial literacy in micro- enterprises in order to help them remain stable in the market, foster local economies and support further employability.

The consortium partners represent the different aspects addressed by the project: Project Coordinator Mediterranean Bank Network (Malta) and Association EFFEBI (Italy) are organisations specific to the financial services sector. Eurocrea Merchant (Italy) and IDEC(Greece) are organisations related the education sector. Bridging To The Future (United Kingdom), Inqubator Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) and Malta Business Bureau offer different advisory perspectives to business and entrepreneurship.

The project kick off meeting organised by the project coordinator in Valletta (Malta) on the 27th and 28th October 2016 as a Europe wide effort to build and boost financial literacy in micro enterprises helping them stay stable on the market, foster local economies and support further employability.

Further transnational meetings will be held in Naples (ltaly), Birmingham (UK), and Leeuwarden (The Netherlands). The project will be finalised at the end of September 2018.

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Member banks
  • The Bank of Valletta Group is a leading financial services provider in Malta, providing retail banking, investment banking, private banking, fund management, bancassurance, stockbroking and trustee services.

  • Spain’s fourth largest private banking group, covering all areas of the financial business sector under a common denominator: professional performance and quality.

  • One of the leading banks in the Kingdom of Jordan. A bank that has distinctly adapted continuous development and improvement schemes in all of its activities.

  • BPCE Banques Populaires network has 8,500,000 clients and customers (including 3,900,000 members), more than 3,338 branches, and is part of the second largest French banking group – the BPCE Group.

  • With the largest network of banking, the Banque Populaire Group is the leading banking network in Morocco .By the end December 2012, its network was 1145 branches and over 1323 ATMs.