With more than 1,5 million cases and 90.000 deaths worldwide (as of 9 April, 2020), the COVID-19 pandemic is having a deep impact on our daily lives, especially in Western Europe which has been severely hit by the pandemic but also in the South and East of the Mediterranean where numbers are steadily increasing. The policy measures taken by our respective governments, whether in the North, the East and South of the Mediterranean, to contain the spread of the virus and to mitigate its impacts on our healthcare systems, are and will have significant financial and socioeconomic consequences.

To prepare their response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, EMGN called its members to share their countries’ experiences on the socio-economic and financial mitigation measures taken by both governments and Credit Guarantee Schemes.

EMGN invites its members and other external stakeholders to join the webinar on COVID 19: What role for the credit guarantee schemes to mitigate the health and economic crises in order to exchange views, national experiences, practices and innovative ideas which can be useful to upgrade the response of CGSs to the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar takes place on April 14, 2020 from 11:00 to 13:00 (CET) in English language under the moderation of Nagla Bahr, Managing Director of the Credit Guarantee Company (Egypt) and with active participation of EMGN members.