The Annual Conference of the project HOMERe for 2019 will take place in Marseille, France on 21 June 2019 under the theme “Employment and Employability – Adequacy to the Mediterranean labor market”. The Conference is co-organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), in partnership with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.
The conference has received the label of Side-Event of the “Summit of the Two Shores” and it will be the Kick-off meeting of the HOMERe program.
HOMERe uses internship mobility as a tool to combat the skills gap that has been identified as one of the region’s main obstacles when it comes to hiring young people. Through its extended network of high-level academic institutions on both sides of the Mediterranean (engineering and management schools as well as universities), HOMERe aims to attract transnational private companies that operate in the Mediterranean region and are searching for brilliant colleagues. The programme provides help in the identification, preparation and mentoring of appropriately qualified students, while the host companies commit to allocating a tutor to their interns and to pay them a nominal monthly allowance.
The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) is a network of partners and associates research institutions and think tanks working on socio-economics in the Euro-Mediterranean. The EMNES project is co-funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA and the European Commission.