Interviews

Ms. Luma Sukarieh, of Jordan, is a young beneficiary of the UfM-labelled project “Young Women as Job Creators” and winner of the UfM – AFAEMME Young Women as Job Creators Award for the best business idea.

UfM: What motivated you to participate in the Women Entrepreneurship Days (a series of seminars on entrepreneurship held under the framework of the Young Women as Job Creators project)?

Luma Sukarieh (LS): What drove me to participate was the need to fill a gap. As young entrepreneurs, I feel we are capable of generating creative ideas. However, we do not possess the experien...

Soukeina El Bouj is a young Moroccan woman, beneficiary of the UfM-labelled programme “Young Women as Job Creators”.

UfM: In your opinion, what important role can women play in terms of job creation?

Soukeina El Bouj (S. E.) : For me, a woman is already a leader. A woman who looks after the home, her children, her husband; she’s already a female entrepreneur. We need to give women a place in society where they can play an active role, where they can drive female entrepreneurship to a higher level in the Mediterranean countries.

UfM: Tell us about your project.

S. E. : I’m currently ...

Barcelona, 26 November 2015. Nayef Z. Stetieh is the President and CEO of the Jordanian Business Development Center, which promotes the “Maharat Med” project.

In this video, he explains the project’s major role in increasing the participation of youth in the market, as well as the importance of youth being equipped with the necessary tools and skills for the market.

The UfM Co-presidency, the EU and Jordan, and the 43 Member states have given a strong political commitment to the UfM and have called for unity and collective work to face the challenges of the Mediterranean region during...

Barcelona, 26 November 2015. During the UfM Conference, held in Barcelona in November 2015, Johan Christopher Vibe, Ambassador of Norway to Spain, explains the reasons of Norway to support UfM projects promoting female entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean.

The UfM Co-presidency, the EU and Jordan, and the 43 Member states have given a strong political commitment to the UfM and have called for unity and collective work to face the challenges of the Mediterranean region during their informal high level meeting held today in Barcelona. Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign...

Barcelona, 26 November 2015. Nasser Judeh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, as well as UfM’s co-president, introduces us to the 1st High Level Ministerial Meeting in over 7 years, which focuses on “a common development agenda for the Mediterranean”.

He explains that despite the political challenges and threats of terrorism the region is facing, we should be able to keep on addressing the needs of the people by turning challenges into opportunities.

The UfM Co-presidency, the EU and Jordan, and the 43 Member states have given a strong pol...

Barcelona, 26 November 2016. On the occasion of the UfM Conference, Samir Benmakhlouf, Country General Manager of Microsoft Morocco, explains how the new partnership between the UfM and Microsoft Morocco will focus on moving the Euro-mediterranean countries to a knowledge and service economie.

The UfM Co-presidency, the EU and Jordan, and the 43 Member states have given a strong political commitment to the UfM and have called for unity and collective work to face the challenges of the Mediterranean region during their informal high level meeting held today in Barcelona. Federica Mogherini,...