Skills Forecasting in the South Mediterranean Area
23 Oct 08:30 - 24 Oct 13:00, UNESCO HQ, Paris [Paris], France
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:
The working languages of the event will be English and French, with simultaneous interpretation provided in those two languages.
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.
Activities joining youth organizations, employment experts and different national stakeholders to engage in dialogue and work together on unemployment solutions and skills needs.
Activities empowering youth to participate in the communal and national development, revision and implementation of national youth strategies and public policies.