EU-funded MoreThanAJob and JOB-JO projects together to promote youth employment and tackle poverty in Jordan
The MoreThanAJob project (Reinforcing social and solidarity economy for the unemployed, uneducated and refugees) and the JOB-JO project (Promotion Youth Employment in Prompt Areas in Jordan) share a common goal: to promote youth employment and reduce poverty.
JOB-JO project is funded by the European Union through the ERASMUS+ Program and MoreThanAJob project is funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED Program.
Partners of both projects met on April 6-8, 2021 to promote employment and reduce poverty in Jordan, where unemployment is very high.
To achieve this, both projects agreed on how to align strategies and implementation modalities and complement existing and future roadmaps among the two projects. The meeting included explanations on the basic rules and principles for obtaining synergies and combining the different goals and contained recommendations to the relevant actors to facilitate synergies. This was accompanied by explanations on each program and project as well as guidance to a set of scenarios to inspire program designers and implementers regarding project formats and potential and combination schemes.
The participants formulated concrete proposals for implementing the common goals of the two projects in a coherent manner in terms of holding training workshops, designing of the implementation modalities, and engaging in communication campaigns.
In order to achieve such synergies, the representatives of each project paved the way for a strategic approach, starting at the stage of involvement of stakeholders and to shape the strategies for employment promotion and poverty reduction in Jordan.