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Launch Conference of CLUSTER: advanCing youth and women sociaL inclUSion in The MEditerRanean project

22.11.2021 / Created by IEMed
Launch Conference of CLUSTER: advanCing youth and women sociaL inclUSion in The MEditerRanean project

Background

The economic hardships following the COVID-19 pandemic have heavily hit employment opportunities in the Euro-Mediterranean region, raising numbers of citizens at risk of poverty and social exclusion, and hurting young people more than other age groups. Moreover, demand-supply skills mismatch is a key factor behind high unemployment and changing labour market demands highlight the growing importance of reskilling and upskilling of youth and women, together with diversifying and investing in sustainable economy sectors to better cope with future economic and climate crises.

Against this background, the CLUSTER capitalisation project, funded under the EU’s ENI CBC Med Programme, aims to create a supportive environment for youth/women employment schemes, by equipping young NEETs, in particular women, with employability skills in four sustainable economy sectors, and promoting long-lasting partnerships between TVET institutions, the private sector and social economy actors, while raising awareness of public authorities and policy-makers. The IEMed acts as the Lead Beneficiary of CLUSTER which is implemented through a consortium of partners from Italy, Cyprus, France, Jordan, Palestine and Tunisia.

The project’s total budget is € 1,108,162.62 and it is financed for an amount of €997,346.36 (90%) by the European Union (2014-2020 ENI CBC Med Programme) through the European Neighbourhood Instrument.

The CLUSTER Launch Conference is a high-level event strengthening networking and dialogue among relevant stakeholders, as a step towards the creation of a supportive regional environment for the employment of NEETs. With this in mind, and on the occasion of the first annual celebration of the Day of the Mediterranean by the UfM, it will consist of two panels with small interventions (5 minutes each) and an open discussion.

For media inquiries, please contact Virginia Dicuonzo, Project and Communication Officer, at +34 627481366 or vdicuonzo@iemed.org.

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Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms M.A.L.I.
League for Lebanese Women's Rights (LLWR)
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR
Femmes-Education Arts-Médiation (FEDAM)
Women Against Violence (WAV)
Association Femme et Citoyenneté
Krizia Nardini
Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development  (ARDD - Legal Aid)
Disi Women's Cooperative
La-Femme.tn
Women'  s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality
Union de l'Action Feministe (UAF)
Bremen University
Association Khmir Environnement et Développement
Hassène Kassar
University of Coimbra
Fadilia Foundation
Zouhair Gassim
Moroccan Youth Association for Development AMDJ
Challenge Association of Sustainable Development (A.C.D.D.)
Faculté de droit et de science politique Aix Marseille Université
Association Féminine pour le Développement de la Famille (AFDF)
Anne Laure Humbert
Brunella Mariani
Coalition parlementaire arabe sur la lutte contre la violence de la femme
Association Neama for Development
Women in Business of Algeria
Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development
Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center
Association MINA's Talents
Anna Borg
Le blog Tunisian Girl
Right and Democracy Organization
ISIS Center for Women and Development
National Broadcasting and Television Society - SNRT

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