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
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

7
Partners
5
Countries
14
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Partnership

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Project outputs

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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

09 February 2020
MoreThanAJob successfully launched in Lebanon

A press conference under MoreThanAJob was successfully held on the 4th of February 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon. The event was organized by Business Consultancy and Training Services (BCTS) under the patronage of the Ministry of Labor and in collaboration…

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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 inclusion.

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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.