Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Newsletter 3

PRIME - Promoting Intergenerational Learning in Mediterranean Countries

Project Presentation

Partnership Introduction

Mediterranean silver smithing and gemmology products are sold under prestigious brands with an aura of exclusivity, cutting-edge creativity and superior quality,including the best of Mediterranean craftsmanship. Intertwined with the heritage are unique craft skills which have been handed down through generations of families and small businesses. Throughout the Mediterranean area, artisan skills and local economies are threatened as business moves manufacturing out and into Asia. A lack of innovative schemes to valorise the know-how and experience of senior silversmiths and gemmologists has been identified together with the need to foster professionalism of younger generations. This will ensure that valuable skills are not left to disappear but remain strong and vital parts of the economy and cultural heritage of the Mediterranean area.
  1. IRFI - Istituto Romano per la Formazione Imprenditoriale (IT)
  3. MOKUME: Silversmithing and Jewellery Design School (EL)
  4. CCIA-BML: Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon (LB)
  5. BIAT: Business Incubation Association in Tripoli (LB)
  6. NDU: Notre Dame University (LB)
  7. JTC: Jewelry Technology Centre (EG)


MOKUME's Visit to Egypt

The training was successfully and efficiently executed and it had good results, which are totally different and new than what already existed in the Egyptian market. Not only that, but also, it can facilitate the marketing of their products in the future. The MOKUME training introduced them to a new culture, new unique techniques and enabled them to communicate with others. 

IRFI: Study Visit in Rome

IRFI successfully organized in Rome the first study visit of the project from 19th to 22nd October 2015, hosting 24 juniors and 9 accompanying people from Egypt, Greece and Lebanon.


Study visit in Greece: Athens and Thessaloniki

The Partner I.I.E.K. MOKUME (Vocational Training of the students in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design) successfully organized in Greece the second study visit of the project from 15th to 22nd November 2015, hosting 24 juniors and 7 accompanying people from Egypt, Italy and Lebanon.


Final Conference and capitalization event in Rome

On December 11th took place the final conference and capitalization event of the project at the Chamber of Commerce of Rome. The first session was dedicated to the presentations of project results by IRFI as lead applicant.....

ENPI Capitalization event in Athens - Greece

PRIME Partners MOKUME and OMEGA took part in the conference on December, 15th focused on Economic growth, innovation processes and human capital in the Mediterranean area......

BIAT Final Ceremony

The event was held in BIAT and took place on December 15th, 2015. During the event, BIAT did a presentation about the achievements of PRIME projects and displayed the YouTube campaign to the audience....

JTC Final Ceremony

The JTC final event was successfully held on December 15th 2015, at “Grand Royal Alexandria Hotel”. It has been highly attended by juniors and seniors who contributed to the project, trainers, many jewelry stakeholders and experts.....


CCI BML: Design it! PRIME contest for promoting the talents of young jewellers

The prize award ceremony of Design it! Contest took place on December 16, 2015, at Badguèr Center for Artisans and Creators, located in Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon. The contest, organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Beirut, aimed at showcasing the talents of young Lebanese creators in jewellery. 

A jury composed of confirmed professional actors from the jewellery and design sectors selected winning designs. The best designs were selected based on their innovative aspect, their artistic side, and the reflection of the personal work of the designer.

PRIME | Promoting Intergenerational Learning in Mediterranean Countries

The 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is a multilateral Cross-Border Cooperation initiative funded by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The Programme objective is to promote the sustainable and harmonious cooperation process at the Mediterranean Basin level by dealing with the common challenges and enhancing its endogenous potential. It finances cooperation projects as a contribution to the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of the Mediterranean region. The following 14 countries participate in the Programme: Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Syria (participation currently suspended), Tunisia. The Joint Managing Authority (JMA) is the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy). Official Programme languages are Arabic, English and French ( 

The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

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