"MoreThanAJob" Third Press Release
Monday, 31 August, 2020

MoreThanAJob project consults the actors of social and solidarity economy for enhancing the national policies in the field of employment, training, and entrepreneurship!

Nablus - Palestine, 24th of August 2020

MoreThanAJob is a project funded under the EU “ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin” Programme. It aims at reinforcing social and solidarity economy for the unemployed, uneducated and refugees, with the participation of five countries: Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Greece and Italy.

On Monday, 24th of August 2020 and, within the framework of implementing MoreThanAJob project activities, Nablus Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with An-Najah National University organized a roundtable with project stakeholders.

The roundtable aims at making face-to-face dialogues with the potential local social and solidarity economy (SSE) and public administration (PA) in Palestine to study and identify the national strategic plan and policies applied and followed in each institution/public administration in the fields of social development, employment, training,

and entrepreneurship, in order to come up with possible recommendations and suggestions to enhance those policies in a way they meet the needs of the society and with the ultimate goal of the project of strengthening and empowering the social solidarity economy.

The fruitful discussion reflected the SSE and PA actors’ interest in future training seminars. They provided important and extensive interventions on their capacity building needs, the nature of their field of work that falls into the priorities of the project, and their relevance to the current project objectives, as well as the importance of following up with the project management in the later stages.

The attendees present the laws, policies, and internal regulations governing the work of their institutions, which need from time to time for some amendments taking into consideration the developments and changes in conditions in their institutions and in Palestine as a whole.

The attendees spoke of the nature of their target groups, which are completely identical to the groups targeted by the project including (refugees, unemployed, marginalized, and the uneducated due to school dropouts). The attendees unanimously agreed that the goal of the project has been received, and they asserted on the joint efforts and cooperation from all parties in order to achieve the ultimate goal of the project.

At the end of the workshop, a number of activities were planned to be followed after the workshop to keep in touch with the participants, the project team will keep in touch with them through phone calls, emails, sessions or field visits to follow up the outcomes and results of the workshop.

Upcoming event: MoreThanAJob next stakeholders meeting will be held in Greece and Jordan, by the end of September, 2020.

For more information please contact:

Project official webpage: MoreThanAJob 

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Dr. Imad Ibrik                      Project coordinator           iibrik@najah.edu


Disclaimer: This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin programme. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of AN-Najah National University (ANNU) and Business Consultancy and Training Services (BCTS) and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union of the programme management structures.