National Network

C/ Muntaner 340, 1º1ª
08021 Barcelona


(0034) 93 200 58 51
(0034) 93 241 39 01
E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Gender
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Research
General Information
AFAEMME is an Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen composed by a total of twenty-three Associations Members located in Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Syria, Spain and Turkey. Its headquarters are located in Barcelona, Spain where 4 people are employed as permanent staff. We are a Platform of International Projects financed by International Institutions like the European Commission. For an optimal development of the projects we count on the collaboration of other Associations of Businesswomen and Gender Equality to foster the enterprise and economic objectives. We also organize seminaries, workshops and European conferences. Our key qualifications are being an European and Mediterranean Investigation Centre on Gender Equality and Business Issues and a European and Mediterranean Lobby Organization.
Mission and Objectives

Promote equality in work and improve the conditions for women in their socio-economic, technical and professional lives, eliminating all discrimination.
Promote the development of relations among Mediterranean Businesswomen.
Promote international cooperation with development directed at the integration of the principle of equal opportunities for men and women.
Contribute to the cultural development of Businesswomen and women in general, remaining conscious of its responsibilities of obtaining a large number of women who are in a position to carry out, wholly, the role incumbent on them.
Coordinate the individual efforts of the dispersed Associations and Federations of Mediterranean Businesswomen, connected to the advancement and progress, promoting common activities and projects which multiply the day to day activity and special tasks, overcoming isolation and strengthening solidarity.
Exercise influence on public opinion through work, campaigns and presentations to the authorities, with the objective of perfecting the legal, social and professional conditions of women.

Main Projects / Activities

2008/2009 - MED Franchise: The project tries to develop the participation of businesswomen organizations in the process of exchange of partnership initiatives by using the model of franchises as a tool of international cooperation, business exchange and Foreign Direct Investment towards the Mediterranean region.
2007/2008 - Raising the awareness of companies about combating gender stereotypes: Add Value, Break Stereotypes - AVBS: The project’s overall objective is to help private sector companies, in particular SMEs and in all sectors, to better understand the socio-economic benefits of combating gender stereotypes, and ultimately improve their ability to act and eliminate gender-based discrimination at the workplace.
Other projects: information can be provided upon request.

Contact (1) Full Name
María Helena de Felipe Lehtonen
Head of the organisation
María Helena de Felipe Lehtonen
Contact (2) Full Name
Paola Tatiana Horvath Soliz