An-Najah University and Nablus Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hold a Press Conference
An-Najah National University, and the Nablus Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently held a press conference to announce MoreThanAJob Project which 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.
The project is funded by the European Union, under the ENI CBC MED program. The program is managed by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy). It aims to promote cross-border collaboration in the Mediterranean region.
The press conference began with an opening speech delivered by the Chairman of Nablus Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Omar Hashim welcoming the attendees, and the project seven fellow partners 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.
Mr. Hashim affirmed the importance of relations between NCCI, and An-Najah University. He praised the University's role in serving the Palestinian community through building strong local and international business relationships.
Dr. Mohammad Al-Subu, Vice President for Academic Affairs noted that the labour market is unable to absorb more graduates of academic specializations. Therefore, efforts should be directed towards promoting, and developing industrial, and professional specializations in the Palestinian community. He also emphasized on the importance of developing, and promoting effective local and global partnerships as well as providing graduates with placement opportunities to improve student employability.
The event also included speeches delivered by the project coordinator Dr. Imad Ibrik, and the Director of An-Najah's Career and Alumni Affairs Unit Mr. Rafi Daraghmeh.
The meeting concluded with a discussion about the best practices to guarantee project success in the project management process.