About the project
The territories involved in the ENI CBC Med Programme suffer from high unemployment rate and low participation of women in the labour market. At the same time, job growth is hindered by the low penetration of digital innovation in Mediterranean territories which hampers the capacity of small enterprises to find access to know-how or venture capital for innovation. With the aim of providing training in digital skills to women and know-how about digitalization approaches to businesspeople, INTERNISA will combine training in the digital sector with professional development in the agri-food, textile, tourism, and financial sectors. To reach its objective, the project will develop online, and offline services addressed to women and employers providing training curricula and personal consulting. Project activities will culminate with interventions related to matchmaking of labour demand and supply through an online platform and job fairs to foster contacts among job seekers and employers.
Full title: 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.
Thematic objective: A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
Priority: Professionalization of young people (NEETS) and women
Countries: Greece, Jordan, Spain, Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine, Italy
Duration: 30 months
Project Total Budget: 3.8 Million Euros
EU contribution: 3.4 Million Euros
Project co-financing: 10%
To bridge the digital gender gap and provide marketable digital skills in Mediterranean territories by developing a network and a portal that brings closer the demand and supply of the labour market, providing women with digital skills, and delivering professional training in the agri-food, financial, textile, and tourism sectors.
What will be improved?
During the project, the INTERNISA network will foster the hiring of 400 women trained in digital skills through short-term crowdworking & traineeships and long-term full-time jobs. INTERNISA’s impact is to provide an inexpensive and sustainable mechanism to ensure that businesspeople, women, and public authorities have access to training and know-how to develop their digital skills.
Who will benefit?
- 1,000 women and NEETs with free access to training resources on digital skills
- 800 businesses operating in the agri-food, tourism, textile and financial sectors.
- 50 public sector employees offering policy knowledge on digitalization and women’s empowerment.
- 400 women trained in digital skills hired.
- 9 sets of online and offline training based on digital skills and innovations.
- 1 online portal including labour supply and demand match-making mechanism and 1 mobile app.
- 1 info point to access offline advising
Contribution to policy-making
Public authorities, through training packages and seminars, will provide their members with know-how on how to apply good policies for promoting women’s employment and digitalisation. The development of online and offline training curricula and tools will facilitate knowledge, skills development of public sector employees. Finally, the project will develop a series of policy recommendations to foster professionalization of women through digital skills.