MoreThanAJob
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Reinforcing social and solidarity economy for the unemployed, uneducated and refugees

About the project

The financial crisis in Europe, as well as the unstable financial and political situation in many Mediterranean Partner Countries, sorely tested the applied economic model. Furthermore, around 15 million persons (migrants and refugees) born in a third country currently live in the region and need to find a job or enter the education system. It has become apparent that new and credible alternatives to the mainstream economy are needed. These transformations in the economy and the society have brought increased attention to the social and solidarity economy (SSE) actors that have been capable of helping to turn the challenges into opportunities. Nevertheless, for the SSE initiatives to be efficient, effective collaboration with the public authorities is fundamental. MoreThanAJob will deliver and demonstrate a framework of best practices, previously identified and studied for the inclusion of the unemployed (including refugees and uneducated) in the work and education system. The framework is based on the collaboration of SSE actors and public authorities for delivering in a more effective way their services. This will be done through pilot sub-projects aiming to ensure a long-term impact and the creation of jobs.

Key information

MoreThanAJob
Reinforcing social and solidarity economy for the unemployed, uneducated and refugees
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.2 Social and solidarity economy
Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, Greece

Financial data

2 million
Total budget
1.8 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

7
Partners
5
Countries
14
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Partnership

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What will be improved?

MoreThanAJob will bring a change in the way SSE actors and public institutions work together for services provision to unemployed people, focusing on vulnerable groups (uneducated and newly arrived migrants/refugees). The development of a framework of new social pilot schemes as well as the development of policy briefs and suggestions will improve the planning of policies adapted to the needs of the target groups. 

Who will benefit?

  • Public institutions in the field of employment and skills assessment, including ministries of labour, education, migration and related bodies
  • 250 SSE entities organisations active in the field of employment 
  • Unemployed people focusing on newly arrived migrants and refugees
     

Expected achievements

  • 3 train-the-trainer workshops
  • 100 participants in training sessions for SSE actors 
  • 90 public officers trained in employment and education schemes for refugees
  • € 200,000 in sub-grants to support innovative SSE initiatives 
  • 10 agreements between public administrations and relevant stakeholders for coordinated planning and implementation of social services
  • 6 reports containing new/improved policy recommendations 
     
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MoreThanAJob: 10 winning projects to promote social and employment inclusion of vulnerable groups

Two projects per participating countries (Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine) were selected: from career guidance to family and in…

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Jordan: MoreThanAJob mobilizes efforts to foster job creation among the marginalized groups

Get to know more about MoreThanAJob efforts to significantly increase the number of vulnerable groups engaged in the labor force.

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Palestine: MoreThanAJob highlights the importance of the Social and Solidarity Economy to strengthen employment policies

The workshop was an opportunity to better address social and solidarity economy policies tailored to the national context in Palestine.

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Palestine: MoreThanAJob visits the Ministries of social development and labor to foster job creation among young people

Get to know more about MoreThanAJob efforts to improve the labor inclusion policies in Palestine.

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Palestine: MoreThanAJob participate in final event of Italian project “Let’s Start Up”

The final event was an opportunity to extend collaboration with “Let’s Start Up” project to achieve their common goal: to help vulnerable and unemployed groups.

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MoreThanAJob: 60 applications submitted in call to improve welfare and social services for vulnerable groups

Applications are now closed, learn more about the next steps and stay tuned for further news on our selected applicants!

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MoreThanAJob: Introductory session for sub-grant applicants in Jordan

Learn more about MoreThanAJob introductory session to set out the rules for the submission, selection and implementation of the project's sub-grants in Jordan.

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Lebanon: MoreThanAJob Forum Tackles the Role of Public Policies to Improve Social Integration

The forum which took place on 22nd June 2021 in Lebanon was an opportunity to tackle social inclusion policies and presents grants to be awarded in September.

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MoreThanAJob: Introductory session for sub-grant applicants in Palestine

Read more about MoreThanAJob introductory session to set out the rules for the submission, selection and implementation of the project's sub-grants in Palestine.

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Greece: MoreThanAJob launches call for projects to support social and labour inclusion of vulnerable groups

The call aims at improving welfare for vulnerable groups , to increase their opportunities of social and labour inclusion.

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We are hiring! External evaluators wanted under the MoreThanAJob project in Greece

EUROTraining, the Greek partner of MoreThanAJob, is looking for two external experts for the evaluation of sub-grant proposals.

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MoreThanAJob issues call to improve welfare and social services in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon

The call aims at supporting cooperation projects between social and solidarity economy actors and public administrations.

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MoreThanAJob: Call for the selection of two external evaluators in Italy

CESIE, the Italian partner of MoreThanAJob, is looking for two external experts for the evaluation of sub-grant proposals.

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MoreThanAJob: evaluation of the project environmental impact for the semester 3

This article presents the monitoring of the greenhouse gas emissions in equivalent units of carbon dioxide (Carbon Footprint) of the “MoreThanAJob” project for its 3rd semeste…

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MoreThanAJob seminar in Italy: what can social economy do for social and labour inclusion?

The seminar, to take place on the 7th of May, will focus on the role of social economy in promoting the social and labour inclusion among vulnerable groups.

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MoreThanAJob holds training seminars for social and solidarity economy actors in Greece

An Integrated policy approach to social inclusion was designed during a series of training seminars for social and solidarity economy actors in Greece.

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MoreThanAJob upcoming local seminars in Italy on developing services with social value

As part of the MoreThanAJob project, CESIE, our Italian partner, is organizing a cycle of seminars focused on the cooperation between private and public actors in developing s…

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INVESTMED, MYSEA and MoreThanAJob projects together to help the uneducated, unemployed and refugees in Lebanon

During a recent meetting, partners of three ENI CBC Med projects explored ways to enhance the inclusion of uneducated, unemployed and refuge…

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Greece: MoreThanAJob launches a dialogue with public administration representatives on employment policies

A group of public administration representatives in Greece participated in a training seminar on employment policies and the role of public …

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EU-funded MoreThanAJob and JOB-JO projects together to promote youth employment and tackle poverty in Jordan

Both projects agreed to align strategies, implementation modalities and engage in joint communicaiton actitivites.

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{MoreThanAJob] Newsletter :the third edition is now available !

Would you like to know the latest news about the MoreThanAJob project? Read the third edition of its newsletter to stay informed!

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MoreThanAJob holds a training seminar on employment policies for public administration representatives in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon

As part of MoreThanAJob project, a group of public administration representatives in Palestine, Jordan, a…

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MoreThanAJob holds training seminars for Social and Solidarity Economy actors in Palestine and Lebanon

An Integrated Policy Approach to Social Inclusion was designed during training seminars for Social and Solidarity Economy actors in Palestin…

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MoreThanAJob: Paving the way for new synergies to fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Mediterranean Region

Read more about new project synergies initiated during the “Good Practices and First Year Achievements” seminar held on 16th February with 1…

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MoreThanAJob: Social and Solidarity Economy actors training sessions launched in Jordan

The launch of “MoreThanAJob” training seminars for the Social and Solidarity Economy actors in the field of unemployed people, focusing on vulnerable groups (uneducated and ne…

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MoreThanAJob Policy Brief : Improving policies in Italy for the development of more efficient welfare services

MoreThanAJob policy brief is describing the way that project results could be integrated into future policies, in order to have an increased…

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MoreThanAJob: implementation of the final training for trainers session dedicated to Public Administrations

The last Train of Trainers was conducted by Business Consultancy and Training Services (BCTS) on February 15,16 and 17, 2021. The 3-day sess…

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12 EU-funded projects to highlight and share solutions for social inclusion in the Mediterranean during event organised by MoreThanAJob

The event to take place on 16 February 2021 at 11 am Palestine time, will take stock of the results achie…

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MoreThanAJob: call for the selection of external evaluators

MoreThanAJob is looking for external evaluators to support the assessment of proposals received in response to the MoreThanAJob open call for sub-grants!

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Social inclusion: MoreThanAJob concludes 'Training of Trainers' cross-border programme

The training focused on tools to enhance labor market integration for unemployed, uneducated people, and refugees.

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MoreThanAJob : Memorandum of Understanding with the Social Solidarity Economy actors in Palestine

Within MoreThanAJob activities, Nablus Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Fund for E…

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MoreThanAJob: short review of the second 'Training of Trainers' seminar

This activity aims to train the trainers who will transfer the MoreThanAJob framework for the inclusion of the unemployed people to Social Solidarity Economy and Public Admini…

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MoreThanAJob project: upcoming virtual 'Training of Trainers' seminars

The training cycle will focus on the inclusion of unemployed people in the work and education systems.

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MoreThanAJob: Launching of Capacity Building Training Seminars, project's first Training of Trainers

The first Training of Trainers seminar was organized by Mutah University on 17 and 18 December 2020. The training covers 20 training hours.

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MoreThanAJob: first year policy recommendations submitted to decision-makers

The MoreThanAJob team met decision and policymakers in the field of social and solidarity economy in order to present the first policy brief and discuss the project results an…

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MoreThanAJob portal: CESIE held an online training session for the consortium

The MoreThanAJob consortium is preparing to launch the online portal that has been developed to promote cooperation among Social and Solidarity actors and public administratio…

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MoreThanAJob to award €200,000 in sub-grants to support innovative social schemes

The project will launch a competition to offer 10 grants for the development of innovative social schemes. The grant size will be €20,000 per proposal.

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MoreThanAJob: evaluation of the project environmental impact for the first year

MoreThanAJob partner 'Eurotraining' conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the first year of activities with inputs from all project partners.

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MoreThanAJob portal: an integrated offer of services for the community well-being

The MoreThanAJob portal aims at fostering cooperation between Social and Solidarity Economy actors and public administrations for the delivery of services for the inclusion of…

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MoreThanAJob team prepares for upcoming activities

The meeting focused on the adaptation of existing public policies to better support the inclusion unemployed, uneducated people, and refugees.

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MoreThanAJob project: upcoming virtual training seminars

The cycle of training seminars aims to enhance the capacity of public authorities to plan and implement social services, in collaboration with social and solidarity economy actors.

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MoreThanAJob e-Newsletter edition n. 2 now available!

Discover the latest project news and next activities.

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Palestine: the MoreThanAJob project consults the actors of the social and solidarity economy and public administration

The objective of the meeting was to discuss how national policies in the field of unemployment, training, and entrepreneurship could be enha…

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MoreThanAJob project is seeking an expert in the socio-economic field

MoreThanAJob project is looking for an external expert for the task of socio-economic policy reviewing.

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MoreThanAJob: reinforcing Social and Solidarity Economy through a new framework of pilot schemes

The MoreThanAJob framework aims at providing a comprehensive guide for social inclusion initiatives as well as a reliable tool for policy ad…

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Third steering committee meeting of MoreThanAJob project

Another successful consortium meeting dealing with MoreThanAJob achievements and aims to discuss the near future activities.

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MoreThanAJob: call for external auditor

CESIE (Italy), partner of MoreThanAJob, is looking for an external auditor for the expenditure verification for the project.

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MoreThanAJob Project Press Conference Successfully Held in Palestine!

The project aims to foster the social ‎inclusion of vulnerable, and unemployed populations.

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31 May 2020
MoreThanAJob: focus on employment and training of vulnerable people

The exceptional situation we are experiencing gives us a further push to rethink welfare services, the way they are provided, and the involvement of the third sector as added …

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03 May 2020
How MoreThanAJob is facing the COVID-19 emergency?

The COVID-19 crisis is particularly affecting the most vulnerable communities, which are suffering the resulting social and economic impact also in terms of lost income and employment.

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22 April 2020
Second Steering Committee meeting of MoreThanAJob project

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the MoreThanAJob project team continues to work together.

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14 April 2020
The MoreThanAJob project is looking for an auditor!

The An-Najah National University, Palestine is looking for an external auditor as part of the MoreThanAJob project. Apply until 15 May!

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10 March 2020
MoreThanAJob e-Newsletter edition n. 1 now available!

Discover the latest project news and next activities.

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03 March 2020
Social inclusion: MoreThanAJob project launched in Italy

On the 20th of February 2020, a meeting with Social and Solidarity Economy actors operating in Sicily was organized to share good practices for the inclusion of vulnerable groups.

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23 February 2020
MoreThanAJob and MedTOWN projects join forces

Both projects share a common mission: foster social inclusion through a better collaboration between public administrations and social and solidarity economy actors.

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09 February 2020
MoreThanAJob stakeholders meeting in Lebanon

The MoreThanAJob project consulted the stakeholders of the Social and Solidarity Economy sector in Lebanon to integrate their views and experience in the implementation phase.

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20 January 2020
MoreThanAJob stakeholders meeting in Jordan

The MoreThanAJob project consulted the stakeholders of the Social and Solidarity Economy sector in Jordan to integrate their views and experience in the implementation phase.

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20 January 2020
MoreThanAJob stakeholders meeting in Palestine

The MoreThanAJob project consulted the stakeholders of the Social and Solidarity Economy sector in Palestine to integrate their views and experience in the implementation phase.

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14 January 2020
MoreThanAJob press conference successfully held in Amman, Jordan

The event was opened to journalists, media representatives, local authorities, universities, NGOs and public institutions active in the field of employment and social inclusio…

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12 January 2020
Job vacancy at CESIE under MoreThanAJob project

CESIE (Italy), partner organisation of the MoreThanAJob project, is seeking to hire an expert in developing online platforms. The deadline for receiving application is 17 January.

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02 December 2019
Job vacancy under MoreThanAJob project

An-Najah National University, lead beneficairy of MoreThanAJob project, is seeking to hire a Senior Researcher. The deadline for receiving applications is 5th December 2019.

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01 December 2019
MoreThanAJob kick-off meeting in Amman

On 27th and 28th of November 2019, the partners of the "MoreThanAJob" project met in Amman, Jordan for the kick-off meeting.

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