The Chamber of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, a key partner in the EU funded project INTERNISA, organized on 20 & 21 July 2022 two days meetings at Gefinor Rotana Hotel. Mr. Rabih Sabra, Director General of Beirut Chamber opened the meeting and welcomed the project partners for the first in- person meeting in Beirut. He stressed on the importance that the Chamber dedicates to women empowerment through its implication in various international and EU projects focusing on women skills to facilitate their access to the job market. Mrs. Hana Nehme, Head of Development Projects introduced the agenda topics to be discussed over the two days meeting and presented a sum up of the results of the capacity building program led by Beirut Chamber and implemented in partner countries which ended up with a total of 1267 trainees and 36 trainings targeting digitalization of women, SMEs and public sector. The lead beneficiary Region of Central Macedonia RCM presented the project KPIs across the various project activities, the guidelines for job fair to be organized by partners, the testing of pilot projects and concluded with an introduction to the final activities relating to scaling up and networking. Partners discussed y the setup and functionality of the INTENRISA digital job matching platform where jobs and offers will be posted and displayed on each partner page to facilitate job access to digitally skilled and trained women. The deliberations tackled as well the ongoing activities pertaining to communication and PR campaigns, info days, set up of career guidance spots by each partner as well as the action plans pertaining to the organization of job fairs.
The two days meetings were attended by representatives and experts from the lead beneficiary Region of Central Macedonia RCM along with the partners from ARIN Italy, CYA and FAMP Spain, AHH Greece, ABAU Jordan, SQLI Tunisia, AAP Palestine and CCIA-BML Lebanon. The first day meeting was concluded by a dinner in Zaytouna Bay at the honor of participants.
Developing the INTERNISA network of synergies to increase the number of digitally skilled women employed in the ENI CBC MED territories via matching demand and supply in the labour market (2020-2023), is co-financed by the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) of the European Union and led by The Region of Central Macedonia. INTERNISA aims to provide training in digital skills to women and know-how about digitalization approaches to businesspeople in the agri-food, textile, tourism, and financial sectors.