A delegation from the Diputació de Barcelona visited Sousse the 10th and 11th of March as part of the technical missions foreseen by USUDS project in order to assist the municipality in advancing with specific projects identified during the strategic planning process.

Mr. Roger Pumares, Head of Productive Tissue Section of the Diputació de Barcelona, accompanied by a member of MedCities team of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, carried out meetings with representatives of the municipality of Sousse in order to identify possible issues of collaboration and technical assistance regarding the promotion of entrepreneurship and the organisation of structures of support to entrepreneurs and new enterprises. A meeting was held with representatives of various institutions that offer accompaniment and support services to entrepreneurs and several technical visits were organised in this respect in order to better understand the reality and the interaction of local structures for economic promotion in the city of Sousse. These visits included the Business Centre of the Chamber of Commerce, the unique office for the creation of new companies, the Technopole and the Competitiveness Pole of Sousse.

The delegation, that also includes a representative of the Agency of Local Development of Berguedà, will work together with the USUDS local team and the other economic agents of Sousse in order to map the resources and services offered in the city with regards to entrepreneurship support and identify further needs, with the aim of establishing mechanisms for interagency coordination as well as tools for making this information accessible for the citizens of Sousse.

A second mission is foreseen before the end of the project in order to present the results of the technical assessment.