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UNESCO to Launch Project to Tackle Youth Unemployment in South Mediterranean in Collaboration with Nine Countries, Including Morocco

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UNESCO will launch the regional project 'Youth Employment in the Mediterranean' (YEM) in collaboration with nine countries, including Morocco.
UNESCO to Launch Project to Tackle Youth Unemployment in South Mediterranean in Collaboration with Nine Countries, Including Morocco
03 May 2018

The project will support national and regional efforts over a three-year period (2018-2020), towards job creation and youth employment through the improvement of skills anticipation systems and the promotion of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) including digital skills, especially among women, UNESCO said in a release.

The YEM project will include national authorities, the private sector, TVET providers and youth organisations in the process.

“The issue of youth unemployment is major policy concern in each of the beneficiary countries. By supporting the nine Member States in assessing and strengthening their national skills anticipation systems, their TVET policies, curricula and programmes will become better informed and able to promote quality TVET, as well as closing the gap between education and the world of work for young people,” Borhene Chakroun, Chief of Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development at UNESCO’s Education Sector, said.

The project is funded by the European Union and part of their Neighbourhood Policy, and is building on the achievements of the Employment Component of the Networks of the Mediterranean Youth Project (NET-MED Youth, 2014-2018).

Countries in the south Mediterranean region have been subject to political and socio-economic challenges and instability, which has resulted in high unemployment, especially among youth, and in economies that are not creating a sufficient number of skilled job opportunities for those who need and want them, the source pointed out.

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