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.   

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 (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) 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.