In the spirit of mutual interest in cooperation, The Lebanese Development Network (LDN) and The Instituto Europeo Di Studi Universitari (IESU) “CLARA MARIA MEDVECZKY” – Italy entered into a partnership to ‘Promote Cultural and Business Euro-Mediterranean Initiatives.’

The agreement was respectively signed by the President of LDN Amin Nehme and the IESU Academic Director Prof. Daniel Amato.

It mainly intends to enhance joint activities through establishing an international forum to exchange ideas for sustainable development.

It aims as well to set forth increased collaboration and interaction between both entities to develop an accelerator for companies that want to gain wider exposure and expand their operations in the Euro-Mediterranean area in general, or in Lebanon and Italy in specific.

The Lebanese Development Network (LDN) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to assist individuals, groups and organizations develop their capacities by raising awareness and enhancing technical skills so they can improve their potentials, advance their progress and ensure their growth. LDN works in the education, culture, economy, social and health fields through the various strategic levels of Capacity Building, Social Marketing and Networking Practices, and provides Training, Consultancy and Program Development services. It endeavors to promote new paradigms for SMEs, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with both the public and private sectors.

The Instituto Europeo Di Studi Universitari “CLARA MARIA MEDVECZKY”, European Institute of University Studies, specialized division of the L.B. Consulting S.r.l.s., is a unique international centre studies and researches, situated in Siracusa. The European Institute of University Studies is an international community of ideas, people, networks and projects. It believes in the transforming force of competence, passion and courage and in the possibility of making things happen. It is inspired by and draws on the best international examples to offer rigorous, innovative training experiences and in constant dialogue with businesses.

About the EUI
The EUI was born out of an atmosphere of cooperation, with notable advocacy for a European institute at the Hague Conference in 1948 and the European Cultural Conference the following year.

The six member states – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands – signed a convention in 1972 which cemented their commitment to creating the EUI as a pillar for research and development. The following year Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom joined the Community and became involved in founding the Institution.

The EUI opened its doors to its first 70 researchers in 1976. Over nearly 40 years the Institute has grown to incorporate academics from across the globe, spanning borders and staying true to its mission laid down in the 1970s: To “foster the advancement of learning in fields which are of particular interest for the development of Europe.”

Reflecting the growth of the European Union, the Institute now has 24 member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.