Countries in the southern Mediterranean  region have the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia have expressed an interest in developing evidence-based and well-informed employment and skills development policies in order to tackle the structural skill mismatches characterizing their labor markets.

To address these challenges, UNESCO has been supporting the development of national capacities in undertaking labor market forecasting work in the southern Mediterranean area through the Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth) project. The objective is to reinforce the relevance of education and training system.


The Seminar builds on the work conducted both through UNESCO’s NET-MED Youth support in the southern Mediterranean region, and other regions. It aims to:

  • present findings of skills forecasting in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia and the perspective of southern Mediterranean region
  • share international experiences on using the skills forecasting for decision making
  • provide a platform for discussion among national teams and enhance cooperation across countries within the southern Mediterranean region
  • pave the way for the use and dissemination of skills forecasting results and identify the areas necessary for further strengthening

The working languages of the event will be English and French, with simultaneous interpretation provided in those two languages.


In the field

Youth and Media


Activities building skills among youth organizations and young journalists; to enhance youth representation in media and promote freedom of expression, media and information literacy and youth-generated media content.

Youth and Employment


Activities joining youth organizations, employment experts and different national stakeholders to engage in dialogue and work together on unemployment solutions and skills needs. 

Youth Policies


Activities empowering youth to participate in the communal and national development, revision and implementation of national youth strategies and public policies.