MYSEA in Jordan promotes employability in the Green & Blue Economy sectors


More than 200 people (100 in presence and 100 on line) attended MYSEA Mid Term Event in Jordan on May 26th 2022 at Hilton Dead Sea Resort.

More than 30 keynote speakers from the Mediterranean countries, institutional and civil society representatives, experts coming from universities, training institutions, agri-food, waste management and renewable energy sectors, 18 presentations to showcase the best practices in the Green and Blue Economy: here are some numbers of the international event.

Prof. Fahmi Abu Al-Rub of Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) inaugurated the meeting with a welcome note, by thanking the patronage of H.E. Prof. Rida Shibli, former Minister of Agriculture in Jordan. Prof. Shibli gave a global overview about the situation in Jordan and the region while emphasizing the significance of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions (TVET) in general and particularly to the job market.

Following, Fabrizio Paloni, coordinator of the Joint Technical Secretariat for the ENI CBC Med programme, stressed the importance of the project and the key factors related to its success. In turn, Esmat Karadsheh, coordinator of Eastern Mediterranean Office at the ENI CBC Med highlighted the impact of MYSEA vis-à-vis the designated sectors and the unique opportunities it provides to the target groups.

Loredana Gionne, director of the International Cooperation and Co-Development Sector (CIES Onlus) presented the MYSEA project, its goals and activities, as well the benefits it holds for the unemployment young people and women. On the other end, Antonio Galati from the University of Palermo presented the Cross Border Research about unemployment in Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan and the importance of 5 main skills requested by the labor market in the last 5 years: communication in foreign language, agronomic, artificial intelligence, business analysis, environmental management.

Io Chatzivaryti, president of the Greek Drama Chamber of Commerce highlighted the importance in Greece of the blue economy that employs over 333,500 people and generates around € 7.2 billion in Gross Value Added, dominated by the coastal tourism sector.

It was a great occasion of visibility for MYSEA project to strengthen the relationships with important institutional bodies as the Amman Arab University, the German Jordan University, the Jordan Dates Association, the Tunisian Ministry of Environment, the Jordan and Italian Ministry of Labor and Social Policies. It was also an important opportunity to share best practices and experiences on Vocational Training, skills mismatch and active Labour Research in Tunisia thanks to the presentations of CIES Tunisie and Union Tunisienne de Solidarité sociale (UTSS), to sketch the canvas of the current trends in Greece thanks to Eurotraining Educational Organization and to know the TVET situation in Lebanon thanks to the experiences of Lebanese Development Network, the Municipality of Moukhtara and Jezzine.