Ref N° 245

Improvement of the Integration of Women in Economic Life

MEDA regional
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 190 745
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Cambridge Education (FWC Benef - Lot 9)
Start date
January 2006
End date
December 2007
Number of staff provided
9 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, the regional programme has a major objective to promote the role of women in the economy and to reinforce the cooperation in this field, between the 10 Mediterranean partners (Algeria, Palestinian authority, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey) and the 25 member states of the EU.

There are four principal objectives for this regional programme :

  • Improve the integration of women into the labour market;
  • Facilitate the creation and the management of businesses by women;
  • Provide better access to financial mechanisms and tools;
  • Develop actions destined to reinforce capacities and vocational training for public administration staff, personnel of resource centres, focal points and NGOs.

In follow-up to the Ministerial Conference in Istanbul, the main objective of the present mission will be to provide two documents and continue technical support for the implementation of the conclusions adopted during the conference, by the implementation of a system of follow-up and the preparation of a committee ad hoc.

Type of services provided

The three experts provided by PROMAN share gender expertise, in EC procedures, integration of women in economy and socio-economic environment of women in the MEDA region, in particular based on cooperation programs and development in the third countries.

The technical assistance mission will consist in:

  • Finalize the records of the preparatory conference of Rabat;
  • Develop an “Acts” document, around these three themes: civil and political rights for women, social and economical rights for women and sustainable development and women’s rights in the cultural area and the role of communication and media;
  • Draft the terms of reference of an ad hoc committee responsible for the follow up and implementation of the adopted measures concluded at Istanbul and define the monitoring procedures;
  • Prepare the first annual meeting for 2007, planned for October 2006 and draft the first monitoring report in collaboration with the commission.

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