An-Najah Holds the "EU4Youth" Event to Increase Awareness of Higher Education Opportunities in Europe
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, An-Najah National University's Scholarships Office in cooperation with the European Union organized a series of programmes and events across An-Najah University within the "EU4Youth" initiative.
The "EU4Youth" initiative fosters higher education opportunities for Palestinian university students, and emphasizes the major role of the EU in harnessing the potential of future Palestinian opinion leaders through various EU-funded projects and programmes.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Ralph Tarraf, European Union Representative to Palestine and Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah and attended by representatives from EU Member States and a large number of An-Najah staff and interested students as well as other notable attendees.
The "EU4Youth" program included information booths with representatives of different EU states who provided attendees with guidance on scholarship, fellowship, and exchange programmes opportunities.
The event concluded with a networking session at the Faculty of Law auditorium organized by Erasmus+, the educational branch of the EU, sharing the various studying experiences from the EU and Palestinian Erasmus+ alumni.
The EU Representative, Ralph Tarraf shared his experience as a student with over 150 students at the University. During his remarks, Mr. Tarraf said that "the programmes and opportunities offered by the EU to Palestinian students represents the EU's unwavering support to the potential change makers, thought leaders, and peace advocates, qualities found in young Palestinians. The EU and Member States join forces in this campus tour to further extend the bridges of cooperation between people and across generations.”
Prof. Natsheh welcomed the attendees and commended the European Union's role in supporting the University through its diverse projects which An-Najah participates in such as the Erasmus+ programme.
Dr. Nidal Al-Jayousi, Director of National Erasmus+ Office in Palestine, talked about a number of projects carried out by Erasmus+ Office in Palestine and stressed the importance of the cooperation between Erasmus+ Office and An-Najah. He also discussed the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation that should be integrated in universities strategic plans.