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 programme. The programme is managed by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia ‎‎(Italy) and aims to promote cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean region.‎


The financial crisis in Europe, as well as the unstable financial & political situation in ‎many MPC countries sorely tested the applied economic model. The whole MED area ‎faces serious job deficits. Unemployment in the region is growing. Furthermore, around ‎‎15M persons (migrants &refugees) born in a 3rd country currently live in the region and ‎need to find a job or enter the education system. It has become apparent that new & ‎credible alternatives to the mainstream economy are needed. These transformations in ‎the economy and the society have brought increased attention to the social and ‎solidarity economy (SSE) actors that have been capable of helping to turn the challenges ‎described into an opportunity. Nevertheless, in order for the SSE initiatives to be ‎efficient, effective collaboration with the public authorities is fundamental. ‎

MoreThanAJob will promote economic & social development by facilitating the ‎inclusion in the employment & educational system of some of the most vulnerable ‎population groups. It will deliver and demonstrate a framework of best practices for ‎inclusion of the unemployed (including refugees & uneducated) in the work & education ‎system. The framework is based on the collaboration of SSE actors and public ‎authorities for delivering more effectively their services. Selected SSE actors will also be ‎directly supported through sub-grants. ‎

The SSE actors & public institutions will be trained in the application of the framework. ‎Pilot sub-projects applying the framework will also take place. By assisting the target ‎population in entering the economy, we foresee at least 500 new full-time contracts. To ‎make an impact in the long-term, train-the-trainer seminars have been planned, as well ‎as policy recommendations. In the long-term, by applying the framework, we foresee at ‎least 1000 new jobs in each of the target countries yearly. Long-term impact is also ‎expected in the SSE actors’ ecosystem (at least 100 new positions per year in each ‎country).‎

General objective

Enforce social inclusion of vulnerable, unemployed populations by applying best ‎practices for more effective collaboration of the SSE actors with the public ‎administration

Expected results

The expected results of the project are the following:‎

  • Enhance access to the employment and education system for the uneducated and for ‎the refugees, that do not possess formal proofs of qualifications and skills
  • Design and use a framework of new social pilot schemes, based on international best ‎practices, for assisting the Social & Solidarity economy actors working in the field of ‎unemployment and facilitating their interaction with the public administration
  • Develop a virtual multilingual interactive space (portal) to enrich the interaction ‎between the Social and Solidarity Economy and the Public administration.  The ‎portal will facilitate exchanges and cooperation beyond the face-to-face interactions ‎during the project duration and beyond

Expected outputs ‎

  • Training seminars for SSE actors
  • Train-the-trainer workshops
  • Open call (sub-grants) report
  • Report on best practices in social schemes to the benefit of unemployment of ‎vulnerable pupulations
  • MoreThanAJob framework of social schemes and guidelines for its implementation
  • Evaluation report on SSE sub-projects’ progress and results
  • Report on the portal assessment
  • Open call (sub-grants) launching documentation
  • Evaluation report on SSE sub-projects’ progress and results
  • MoreThanAJob portal
  • Portal content
  • Training seminars for public authorities in the field of employment, education and ‎migration
  • Report describing the modalities of implementing the MoreThanAJob framework
  • New/improved policy suggestions
  • MoUs with the SSE actors involved in sub-grants



                        An-Najah National University - Energy Research Centre  (ERC)


                        Nablus chamber of commerce and industry (NCCI) ‎


               Ministry of Public Works & Housing (MPWH)‎



               Mutah University (MUTAH)‎
               Jordan ‎


                Business Consultancy and Training Services (BCTS)‎



                Eurotraining Educational Organization SA ‎‎(EUROTRAINING)‎

Start date: 4th of September 2019

Duration: three years‎

Total project Budget:  2.051.597, 00 € ‎

EU Contribution: 1.84.643.7, 30 € (90 %)‎


Imad Ibrik
EU projects coordinator

[email protected]

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