Jordan sets up new entrepreneurial communities initiative inspired by European Training Foundation

November 17, 2015
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 Enhancing skills and entrepreneurship, creating jobs, and promoting partnerships and development are the aims of a new initiative launched in Jordan, and inspired by the European Training Foundation’s (ETF) Entrepreneurial Communities.

The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) – a public/private partnership supporting start-ups and SMEs – was inspired by the success of the ETF’s work in Amman.
Launched in 2013, the ETF’s local partnerships initiative aims to foster skills, entrepreneurship and job creation. The idea was to capture the best practices and use the knowledge to shape policies in participating countries.
“The aim is to reward local actors who work together and use their strengths to create more, and better, jobs,” says JEDCO CEO Hana Uraidi. The new Entrepreneurial Communities will focus on the themes of governorates, women and youth, environment, and tourism.
The European Training Foundation is an agency of the European Union established to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of the EU partner countries. With an annual budget of €18 million, its mission is to help transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU’s external relations policy. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
Read more
EU Neighbourhood Policy Info Centre webpage – Education & Training
EU Neighbourhood Policy Info Centre press pack – Education & Training: Learning without borders

Countries covered:

  • Jordan