CLUSTER–advanCing youth and women sociaL inclUSion in The mEditeRranean

Project duration

2021-2023

Implementing Partners

The European Institute of the Mediterranean; ARCES Association; Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry; CDE Petra Patrimonia;National Agricultural Research Center; Business Development Center; Business Women Forum; General Agency for Regional Development

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Brief Description

CLUSTER – advanCing youth and women sociaL inclUSion in The mEditeRranean – is a new project co-funded by the EU under the ENI CBC Med Programme, with the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) as the Lead Beneficiary and implemented through a consortium of partners from Italy, Cyprus, France, Jordan, Palestine and Tunisia. It aims to train young NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), in particular women, between 18-30 years of age, with employability skills in the four Sustainable Economy sectors: blue, circular, green economy and sustainable agriculture.

Objectives

To address NEETs unemployment in the Mediterranean by tackling the following 3 aspects:

  • Train and upskill NEETs to adapt to the needs of the labour market in sustainable economy sectors
  • Reinforce links between TVET(Technical and Vocational Education and Training), the private and the social economy sector
  • Engage public institutions and policy-makers in providing a supportive environment for employment policies

Actions in brief

Based on previous results and adapting to the new post-pandemic era which affected mostly youth and women, CLUSTER will train NEETs on-site and on-line together with traineeship scheme, coaching and tutoring to acquire skills and work experiences needed to enter the labour market.

The capitalisation project will also promote long-lasting partnerships between TVET institutions and the private sector, and mainstream successful practices to public authorities and policy-makers with the ultimate aim of creating a supportive environment for the implementation of youth/women employment schemes.

The project’s total budget is € 1,108,162.62 and it is financed for an amount of € 997,346.36 (90%) by the EU (2014-2020 ENI CBC Med Programme) through the European Neighbourhood Instrument.

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