With the aim to foster employment opportunities, the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean will be organising on 10 October, in Beirut, the launching of the “Skills for Success: Employability Skills for Women” project’s first phase. This UfM-labelled project is promoted by AMIDEAST and seeks to support 450 young women and girls from Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia in acquiring the tools, knowledge and skills needed to access local labour markets. The project’s activities have already started in Morocco and Jordan, and are about to start in Lebanon. Egypt and Tunisia will constitute the project’s second phase of implementation, which is foreseen to take place in 2015. The project is financially supported by Norway, Flanders and the private company PepsiCo.
Additionally, a workshop on vocational training for girls and women will be held to analyse the current context of the sector in the Euro-Med region, with an emphasis on Lebanon’s situation. The workshop sessions will discuss ways to improve the current employment status and socio-economic participation of Euro-Mediterranean women.
This event is organised in cooperation with the Lebanese authorities in charge of vocational training, the Delegation of the European Union in Beirut, the European Training Foundation, the International Labour Organisation, the European Feminist Initiative, civil society organisations engaged in women empowerment as well as the private sector and representatives of educational institutions.