Three years of intensive work have sure given their fruit. While the EU-funded GEMM initiative ends, its ensuing pilot projects in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries will continue.


GEMM stands for Governance for Employability in the Mediterranean. It is a regional project launched in 2013 with the aim of enhancing multi-level governance of vocational education and training (VET) systems and contributing to demand-driven VET and better employability of youth and women in a region that counts over one third of the population under 15 years of age. 


The European Training Foundation designed the project with the aim to increase capability in technical and vocational education and training, multi-level governance and labor market connectivity. Pilot projects were set up in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine.


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The results are tangible and pretty positive: the employability of young people and women in the region has been improved, more than 30% of participants were women, more than 100 local enterprises were involved and hundreds of vocational education graduates found work placements.


Follow the journey and achievements of the project on the GEMM interactive storyboard which includes films, graphics, pictures, social media, expert analysis and more!


You can also watch the video in the Gallery below, check out the closing conference conclusions here, and be part of the GEMM Community to access all the project tools, materials, documentation and more!


In our Resources page, NET-MED Youth is sharing GEMM publications for more information.

Photo credits: GEMM platform

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.