Mediterranean: project to train 10,000 female entrepreneurs

Uni students from Morocco, Palestine, Jordan & Spain

24 April, 15:49

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, APRIL 24 - A new project aimed at motivating and training 10,000 female university students to become successful entrepreneurs and future employers is set to kick off in May. The students, from Morocco, Palestine, Jordan and Spain will take part in ''Young Woman as Job Creators'', which is promoted by the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of the Mediterranean (AFAEMME) and approved by the 43 member states of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

    Running through to November, UfM sources in Barcelona said that the project is an opportunity to forge Arab and Spanish business links while sending a strong message about female entrepreneurship. An inauguration on April 30 at the Palace of Pedralbes in Barcelona, home of the General Secretariat of the UfM, will be attended by a host of officials.

    These include UfM chief Fatallah Sijlmassi, AFAEMME president, Maria Helena de Felipe Lathones, Assistant Director-General for Women Entrepreneurship, Begoa Suarez-Suarez, Norway's Africa coordinator, Arne Gjermundsen, Finosa Natural Gas representative, Enrique Berenguer Marsal, and Catalan foreign affairs secretary, Roger Albinyana.

    A series of training seminars and coaching oriented at management and company creation, dubbed ''Female Entrepreneurship Days' are at the heart of the project and will play out across the four countries in universities, women entrepreneur associations and other institutions.

    UfM chief Fatallah Sijilmassi and AFAEMME president, Maria Helena de Felipe Lehtonen will attend a 12.30 press conference after the opening session on April 30. (ANSAmed).

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