Launching MoreThanAJob Project
On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, An-Najah National University in collaboration with MoreThanAJob project consortium’s partners were gathered for two days at Grand Hyatt Amman Hotel, Jordan to launch their project.
The delegation from An-Najah included Dr. Mohammad Al-Subu, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Imad Ibrik, Coordinator of Scientific centers at the University, Eng. Fadia Hashayka from An-Najah's Energy Research Center, and Ms. Fatima Sakhil from the Financial Department.
The first meeting started by an opening speech delivered by Mr. Emad Shana’ah, ENI CBC MED National Contact Point – Jordan, and a welcome note delivered by the project coordinator Dr. Imad Ibrik welcoming the seven fellow partners coming from the five below Mediterranean countries: An-Najah National University (ANNU) – Palestine, Nablus chamber of commerce and industry (NCCI) – Palestine, Ministry of Public Works & Housing (MPWH) – Jordan, Mutah University (MUTAH) – Jordan, Business Consultancy and Training Services (BCTS) – Lebanon, International Cooperation (CESIE) – Italy, Euro training Educational Organization SA (EUROTRAINING) – Greece.
The project aims to enforce social inclusion of vulnerable, and unemployed populations by applying best practices for more effective collaboration of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) actors with the public administration.
It is worth mentioning that MoreThanAJob (Reinforcing social and solidarity economy for the unemployed, uneducated and refugees) is a project funded by the European Union, under the ENI CBC MED program. The program is managed by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy) and aims to promote cross-border collaboration in the Mediterranean region.
This two million euros project is expected to contribute in the promotion of social inclusion by providing at least 3 train-the-trainer workshops for public administration officers, 100 participants in training sessions for SSE actors, 90 public officers trained in employment and education schemes for refugees, €200,000 in sub-grants to support innovative SSE initiatives, 10 agreements between public administrations and relevant stakeholders for coordinated planning and implementation of social services as well as the publication of 6 reports containing new/improved policy recommendations.
At the end of the event, the partners agreed on conducting press conferences in the five targeted countries; Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy and Greece. Moreover, further work planning and discussions will be regularly conducted between partners to insure an efficient implementation of the project in a context specific environment.