EMPHNET Participates in Jordan’s National Erasmus+ Office Stakeholders Meeting
A high-level delegation from the European Commission’s (EC) Education, Culture, and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA) visited the National Erasmus+ Office of Jordan. As part of their visit, the delegation met with stakeholders involved in the EC’s Capacity Building for Higher Education (CBHE) projects within the country.
EMPHNET, alongside non-governmental organizations and enterprises operating in Jordan, participated in this meeting hosted on September 27, 2017, at the Amman Chamber of Commerce.
The delegation comprised the Head of Department Erasmus+ & EU Aid Volunteers Ms. Milvia Van Rij-Brizzi and Head of CBHE Unit Mr. Ralf Rahders.
Meeting participants discussed the existing and potential contributions of CBHE projects in relation to the needs of the Jordanian labor market. They also proposed recommendations regarding additions to the Erasmus + program. These additions will help the latter meet its goal of increasing the employability and capacity of Jordanian students.
As part of its participation in this meeting, EMPHNET briefed participants on its role as a member of the Mediterranean Public Health Alliance (MED-HEALTH). The organization’s representatives focused on the work EMPHNET does with higher education institutions within the Alliance and its contribution to providing a perspective on the competencies and skills required in the region’s public health market. EMPHNET also informed the participants of the organization’s work with Jordanian universities within MED-HEALTH, while particularly highlighting its role in organizing stakeholder meetings and supporting universities’ participation in the Fifth EMPHNET Regional Conference. This participation served to highlight the development of the Alliance’s master program in Public Health Management.
EMPHNET is a member of MED-HEALTH which is a project co-funded by the EU’s Erasmus +. MED-HEALTH is conducted by thirteen universities and non-governmental organizations from Belgium, Jordan, Palestine, Spain, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom with the goal of enhancing competencies within the institutions of higher education in the countries of the South Mediterranean in the field of public health.
‘This project is co-funded by the European Union. This publication only reflects the
views of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any
use which may be made of the information contained therein.’