6/11/2019

Three-year social sponsorship agreement offers interships as well as access to the Cloud-based Rainbow platform

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Teams Up with HOMERe to Champion Youth Employment throughout the Mediterranean

RainbowTM Simplifies Consortium’s Communications and Facilitates Job Interviews

Brest (France), June 11, 2019 - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE), provider of enterprise communications solutions and services, is collaborating with HOMERe, the High Opportunity for Mediterranean Executive Recruitment. HOMERe is a not-for-profit consortium of organizations, countries and non-governmental organizations connecting students with international internships to develop new skills that can be applied to the economic development of their home countries in the Southern Mediterranean region. In 2014, the initiative was certified by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), an intergovernmental group bringing together all 28 countries of the European Union with the 15 countries in the South Mediterranean. HOMERe is open to all 43 members of the UfM as well as other African countries.

ALE has signed a three-year social sponsorship agreement with HOMERe for the complimentary use of the company’s Cloud-based Rainbow communication platform. Access to an enterprise-grade platform allows HOMERe to communicate and collaborate easily with stakeholders across the globe, including its country teams, regional and European Union sponsors, corporate partners, and internship candidates. Rainbow will be particularly useful in helping the consortium achieve its core mission by facilitating international job interviews between candidates and companies. In addition to the social sponsorship agreement, ALE also supports HOMERe by offering internships in divisions around the world.

Thanks to Rainbow we can focus on preparing students for the future while helping companies find the qualified talent they need to achieve their objectives. The group and collaboration functions make it easy to work together even though we’re dispersed across the globe. Video conferencing delivers more effective internship interviews where both sides can really get to know one another,” says Philippe Saliou, Director for HOMERe in France, “Access to such a high-performance platform will help us achieve our growth objectives, which is particularly important given the financing we just received from the European Commission to launch a mobility pilot project for 250 internships over the next 18 months.”

According to Fatima Elleouet, ALE’s Director of Business Development and Partnerships in Education, “ALE is dedicated to aiding students from around the world start their professional careers and make use of their individual qualifications and skills. Everyone deserves a chance. Providing internships and the Rainbow Cloud platform to HOMERe is our way of helping them enter the workplace, achieve their core ambitions and offer a brighter future to these talented young individuals. It’s also the chance for ALE to discover the new talents of tomorrow.”

About HOMERe
The High Opportunity for Mediterranean Executive Recruitment (HOMERe) is a not-for-profit consortium of organizations, countries and non-government al organizations that offers international internships to students from the Mediterranean region, in particular those from the south, to improve their professional prospects.
Thanks to HOMERe, companies can recruit qualified candidates with international work experience that are adaptable and able to work well as part of a team. 
HOMERe currently receives government and European Union funding, but in the future will need to rely on partnerships and sponsorships to sustain its initiatives.
For more information: http:/www.homere-med.org
Press contact:
Name: Philippe SALIOU
Email: philippe.saliou@univ-brest.fr
Telephone: +33 (0)6 29 24 01 00
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Thanks to Rainbow we can focus on preparing students for the future while helping companies find the qualified talent they need to achieve their objectives. The group and collaboration functions make it easy to work together even though we’re dispersed across the globe. Video conferencing delivers more effective internship interviews where both sides can really get to know one another

Philippe Saliou, Director for HOMERe in France

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