The UfM Secretariat today hosted a Coordination Meeting to ensure the timely and successful delivery of the UfM-project Young Women as Job Creators. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the project’s promoter AFAEMME (Association of Organizations of Mediterranean Businesswomen) and the national associations of businesswomen from the four participating countries of Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and Spain.
The meeting reaffirmed the associations’ strong commitment for the project’s early implementation in order to reach young women university students, potential future businesswomen, and advise them on how to create their private businesses. The project will gather experts from the participating national associations and the region’s successful businesswomen who will use their testimonials and concrete personal experience in business creation in an effort to motivate these young women students to consider starting up their businesses upon the completion of their university studies.
The project will be launched with an international Kick-off conference, foreseen for April or May 2013, and hosted by the UfM Secretariat in Barcelona, Spain. The project’s main activity, the organization of Women Entrepreneurship Days, will be carried out throughout 2013 in the four participating countries and hosted by the respective associations and/or participating universities in a number of selected cities.