MoreThanAJob
Photo © UN Women/Christopher Herwig
Reinforcing social and solidarity economy for the unemployed, uneducated and refugees

About the project

The financial crisis in Europe, as well as the unstable financial and political situation in many Mediterranean Partner Countries, sorely tested the applied economic model. Furthermore, around 15 million persons (migrants and refugees) born in a third country currently live in the region and need to find a job or enter the education system. It has become apparent that new and 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 into opportunities. Nevertheless, for the SSE initiatives to be efficient, effective collaboration with the public authorities is fundamental. MoreThanAJob will deliver and demonstrate a framework of best practices, previously identified and studied for the inclusion of the unemployed (including refugees and uneducated) in the work and education system. The framework is based on the collaboration of SSE actors and public authorities for delivering in a more effective way their services. This will be done through pilot sub-projects aiming to ensure a long-term impact and the creation of jobs.

Key information

MoreThanAJob
Reinforcing social and solidarity economy for the unemployed, uneducated and refugees
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.2 Social and solidarity economy
Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, Greece

Financial data

2 million
Total budget
1.8 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

7
Partners
5
Countries
14
Technical outputs

Project duration

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What will be improved?

MoreThanAJob will bring a change in the way SSE actors and public institutions work together for services provision to unemployed people, focusing on vulnerable groups (uneducated and newly arrived migrants/refugees). The development of a framework of new social pilot schemes as well as the development of policy briefs and suggestions will improve the planning of policies adapted to the needs of the target groups. 

Who will benefit?

  • Public institutions in the field of employment and skills assessment, including ministries of labour, education, migration and related bodies
  • 250 SSE entities organisations active in the field of employment 
  • Unemployed people focusing on newly arrived migrants and refugees
     

Expected achievements

  • 3 train-the-trainer workshops
  • 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
  • 6 reports containing new/improved policy recommendations 
     
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Project news

MoreThanAJob project is seeking an expert in the socio-economic field

MoreThanAJob project is looking for an external expert for the task of socio-economic policy reviewing.

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MoreThanAJob: reinforcing Social and Solidarity Economy through a new framework of pilot schemes

The MoreThanAJob framework aims at providing a comprehensive guide for social inclusion initiatives as well as a reliable tool for policy ad…

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Third steering committee meeting of MoreThanAJob project

Another successful consortium meeting dealing with MoreThanAJob achievements and aims to discuss the near future activities.

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MoreThanAJob: call for external auditor

CESIE (Italy), partner of MoreThanAJob, is looking for an external auditor for the expenditure verification for the project.

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31 May 2020
MoreThanAJob: focus on employment and training of vulnerable people

The exceptional situation we are experiencing gives us a further push to rethink welfare services, the way they are provided, and the involvement of the third sector as added …

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03 May 2020
How MoreThanAJob is facing the COVID-19 emergency?

The COVID-19 crisis is particularly affecting the most vulnerable communities, which are suffering the resulting social and economic impact also in terms of lost income and employment.

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22 April 2020
Second Steering Committee meeting of MoreThanAJob project

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the MoreThanAJob project team continues to work together.

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14 April 2020
The MoreThanAJob project is looking for an auditor!

The An-Najah National University, Palestine is looking for an external auditor as part of the MoreThanAJob project. Apply until 15 May!

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10 March 2020
MoreThanAJob e-Newsletter edition n. 1 now available!

Discover the latest project news and next activities.

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03 March 2020
Social inclusion: MoreThanAJob project launched in Italy

On the 20th of February 2020, a meeting with Social and Solidarity Economy actors operating in Sicily was organized to share good practices for the inclusion of vulnerable groups.

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23 February 2020
MoreThanAJob and MedTOWN projects join forces

Both projects share a common mission: foster social inclusion through a better collaboration between public administrations and social and solidarity economy actors.

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09 February 2020
MoreThanAJob stakeholders meeting in Lebanon

The MoreThanAJob project consulted the stakeholders of the Social and Solidarity Economy sector in Lebanon to integrate their views and experience in the implementation phase.

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20 January 2020
MoreThanAJob stakeholders meeting in Jordan

The MoreThanAJob project consulted the stakeholders of the Social and Solidarity Economy sector in Jordan to integrate their views and experience in the implementation phase.

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20 January 2020
MoreThanAJob stakeholders meeting in Palestine

The MoreThanAJob project consulted the stakeholders of the Social and Solidarity Economy sector in Palestine to integrate their views and experience in the implementation phase.

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14 January 2020
MoreThanAJob press conference successfully held in Amman, Jordan

The event was opened to journalists, media representatives, local authorities, universities, NGOs and public institutions active in the field of employment and social inclusio…

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12 January 2020
Job vacancy at CESIE under MoreThanAJob project

CESIE (Italy), partner organisation of the MoreThanAJob project, is seeking to hire an expert in developing online platforms. The deadline for receiving application is 17 January.

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23 December 2019
MoreThanAJob Project Press Conference Successfully Held in Palestine!

The project aims to foster the social ‎inclusion of vulnerable, and unemployed populations.

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02 December 2019
Job vacancy under MoreThanAJob project

An-Najah National University, lead beneficairy of MoreThanAJob project, is seeking to hire a Senior Researcher. The deadline for receiving applications is 5th December 2019.

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01 December 2019
MoreThanAJob kick-off meeting in Amman

On 27th and 28th of November 2019, the partners of the "MoreThanAJob" project met in Amman, Jordan for the kick-off meeting.