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UfMSecretariat Hoy nos ha visitado @laiabonetrull, teniente de acalde de #Barcelona, ciudad que alberga la sede de la #UpM: unimos… https://t.co/PfFE7dFRjQ
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UfMSecretariat RT @EU_CoR: 📣 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The #ARLEM Plenary takes place in Barcelona on 22 and 23 January at the invitation of Mayor @AdaColau
UfMSecretariat RT @emuni: By: Dr. @JernejaPenca “Blue economy” or “blue growth” is the most recent approach to shape marine and maritime spaces of both…
UfMSecretariat Today at the #UfM Secretariat: the #UfM team is following a Seminar on Climate Mainstreaming, to be able to explain… https://t.co/ryKJFUDg2Y
UfMSecretariat RT @common_eu: 🌊 Blue, clean and transparent. This is how we want the #MediterraneanSea The #COMMON project was born to create a real exch…
UfMSecretariat RT @MedNC_network: Réécoutez l'interview d'Astrid Desjobert, coordinatrice du @MedNC_network au micro de Frédéric Banegas, lors du 18/19 de…
UfMSecretariat RT @PlasticB_MPAs: 🎉🎊The @PlasticB_MPAs team wishes you a happy new year #2020 ! 🎉🎊 We have had a memorable year in 2019! 🔑Visit our websi…
UfMSecretariat RT @UNEP: Readily accessible freshwater accounts for less than 1% of the world’s water supply. This precious resource is essential for ou…
UfMSecretariat RT @EU_Commission: Looking for a life-changing experience in 2020? Applications for traineeships starting in October at the European Commis…
UfMSecretariat El Mediterráneo se calienta más rápido que el resto del mundo: durante el Foro Regional, la UpM presentó las conclu… https://t.co/1HvGkgZ47S
UfMSecretariat The theory behind marine protected areas is simple: if you protect an area of the #sea, the abundance and diversity… https://t.co/2LuDpKd1wL
UfMSecretariat هناك إمكانات كبيرة لإعادة استخدام المياه العادمة في منطقة البحر الابيض المتوسط، حيث لا يتم حاليًا سوى إعادة تدوير ١… https://t.co/V1vL1aBsKN
UfMSecretariat يطلق الاتحاد من أجل المتوسط من خلال جهود مشتركة مع منظمة الغذاء والزراعة مشروع "تعظيم استعادة الغابات والبيئة الطبي… https://t.co/Wqqr8S6T30
UfMSecretariat Nous fêtons cette année les 25 ans du Processus de Barcelone : un partenariat euroméditerranéen pour faire de toute… https://t.co/gYGpomE7Bo
UfMSecretariat 🎥 2019, a year of full cooperation and tangible results in the Mediterranean: https://t.co/3YsW68kWqZ https://t.co/XnYBWr6kcC
UfMSecretariat None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. According to the Worl… https://t.co/h3KTPSVWQw
UfMSecretariat Eliminons la pollution par le plastique, qui menace la vie marine! L’#UpM, @MEDProgramme, @unisiena & @ISPRA_Presshttps://t.co/3TgJoDdfoM
UfMSecretariat هل تتحدث اللغة العربية بطلاقة ولديك الرغبة فى الاشتراك فى فترة تدريب بوحدة التواصل لدينا؟ فوحدة التواصل تبحث عنك! ق… https://t.co/b1M9cwcNPa
UfMSecretariat Le saviez-vous ? Dans la bande de #Gaza, 95 % de l'eau douce n'est pas potable. La construction d'une installation… https://t.co/ZOqA2BIb5K
UfMSecretariat Skills for Success is a 320-hour programme labelled by the #UfM under #Med4Jobs initiative. It aims to develop tran… https://t.co/iEWF0hX5vK
UfMSecretariat Today the temperature in the #Mediterranean region increases 20% faster than in the rest of the world. Learn more a… https://t.co/gR6FiRjg7c
UfMSecretariat The fight is 🔛: discover Plastic Busters, for a Mediterranean Sea free of litter https://t.co/nYHJRXLiUU https://t.co/nrAoDi1Nzi
UfMSecretariat هل تتحدث اللغة العربية بطلاقة ولديك الرغبة فى الاشتراك فى فترة تدريب بوحدة التواصل لدينا؟ فوحدة التواصل تبحث عنك! ق… https://t.co/CXtfpXva7P
UfMSecretariat RT @EuroMedMig: Fostering research exchanges on the connections between the deep roots of migration, environmental and climate change: Expl…
UfMSecretariat في شراكة فريدة من نوعها ، استضاف المنتدى العالمي للشباب أول نموذج للإتحاد من أجل المتوسط ، حيث قام 90 مندوبًا شابًا… https://t.co/imH4xtFav7
UfMSecretariat Pour la première fois les ministres de l'UE se sont attachés à définir des quotas en Méditerranée occidentale (pour… https://t.co/dcat4aasAI
UfMSecretariat We say farewell to the #WorldYouthForum with closing remarks from the President of Egypt including a call for colla… https://t.co/3ddTcSDyEK
UfMSecretariat RT @euroefe: ENTREVISTA | El secretario general de @UfMSecretariat, Nasser Kamel, insta a actuar contra el cambio climático para evitar “co…
UfMSecretariat RT @GWPMed: What are the key Environmental & Sustainable Development Priorities in the Mediterranean? How can institutions and stakeholders…
UfMSecretariat UfM Deputy Secretary General @IsidroGAfonso is taking part today at a meeting of Mediterranean Parliamentarians in… https://t.co/xDcsmIqEdx
UfMSecretariat RT @GWPMed: The Circle of Mediterranean Parliamentarians for Sustainable Development is meeting today at the Parliament of the Kingdom of M…
UfMSecretariat #HappeningNow: Experts and researches are gathering at the #UfM to better define, asses and identity the main point… https://t.co/tVJpgMPUSP
UfMSecretariat The #WorldYouthForum’s Model of the UfM encouraged youth participants to adopt a Ministerial mock-up declaration. P… https://t.co/0CqEdxi3bt
UfMSecretariat RT @wyfegypt: H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt while addressing the MUfM: “Our region faces a set of threats that r…
UfMSecretariat RT @jeune_afrique: Nasser Kamel (Union pour la Méditerranée) : « Les conflits restent à la porte de l’UpM » (Abonnés) https://t.co/9hXi5DSx
UfMSecretariat 90 participants from 43 countries are simulating a Ministerial Meeting tackling the youth employment in the… https://t.co/M8UjjXmr62
UfMSecretariat 2019 #UfMYouthModel Ministerial Declaration on #Environment & #ClimateChange has been unanimously endorsed by Youth… https://t.co/lV6bt9Rq63
UfMSecretariat The Mediterranean region is warming 20% faster than the global average: The UfM Secretary General called at #WYF fo… https://t.co/xXrOvnBZ75
UfMSecretariat Youth delegates at Model #UfM on Environment and Climate Change taking place in #Egypt: “Are we really doing enough… https://t.co/7ggcii75CT
UfMSecretariat Model UfM Ministerial on #environment and Climate Change has started with opening remarks from the mock #UfM Secre… https://t.co/qhoNOobyYo
UfMSecretariat The #UfM secretary General, Nasser Kamel, just made the opening speech to the at the #UfMYouthModel highlighting Uf… https://t.co/0ZdU5VIfUz
UfMSecretariat The #UfM Model at the World Youth Forum in #Egypt just started: let’s hear the proposals of youth to improve the fi… https://t.co/mqbfXmwz25
UfMSecretariat The #UfM Secretary General is attending the opening ceremony of the World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, #Egypt. T… https://t.co/gdrYbjYPbE
UfMSecretariat #COP25: #UfM - @UNDP joint event: we are discussing how to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs') impl… https://t.co/Z1a2mIY13d
UfMSecretariat #UfM Deputy Secretary General @IsidroGAfonso participated today at the inauguration of the Conference on Financial… https://t.co/5DIJhiZpcM
UfMSecretariat Working towards achieving #sustainabledevelopmentgoals: #UfM Deputy Secretary General, @IsidroGAfonso, met today wi… https://t.co/pcnOa3OJeP
UfMSecretariat #UfM Deputy Secretary General, Grammenos Mastrojeni, is interviewed at the #COP25 by @euronews: "It is clear: the o… https://t.co/oVYPyeZNkR
UfMSecretariat RT @portdebarcelona: L’analista de producte del #PortdeBarcelona, Javier Méndez, ha presentat avui l’aposta per la ♻️sostenibilitat i la 💡i…
UfMSecretariat RT @Med_ECC: In Marseille, MedECC authors and SC members are getting close to complete the First Assessment Report on the risks of environm…

People's demands for employment to be considered a right were actively raised during the Tunisian revolution. Novel approaches, a defined road map and pooled resources all form part of the impetus towards gearing the new economy, curbing unemployment and boosting new jobs. Yet, none of these farsighted changes can materialize without addressing the real, underlying problems the region faces in setting up new youth employment strategies.


September 17th will feature a session geared towards these very challenges. During this session, entitled 'The Employment Challenge: How to Adapt National Strategies to better improve youth employability and skills', participants will put forth ideas on how to further strengthen international as well as regional cooperation to achieve concrete short-term results in the field of youth employability, and how to streamline employment and job creation across complex national contexts of industry, fiscal and macro-economic policies.


One of the pivotal roles of the conference will be to provide insights and data. For example, did you know that roughly 30% of the total population of the Arab Mediterranean countries is between the ages of 15 to 30? And were you aware that recent figures indicate the alarming fact that two-thirds of young people are currently excluded from decent work? They are either in informal, sub-standard employment, unemployed or neither in employment nor in education or training. Among young Arab women, this exclusion from the labour market affects up to 80% of the total population.

Analysts have collectively pointed out the need to review the development model and economic policies implemented during the last 25 years in the Arab Mediterranean countries, including, among others, the substantive energy subsidies in the region, the rigid labour regulations and the high wage charges.

Encouragingly, the session will help to channel pragmatic and workable solutions for the region's pressing challenges. An array of recommendations to be put forward features suggestions as to how to eradicate youth illiteracy and the practical components involved in making this a reality. Or perhaps pinpointing business sectors which have a potential for high job creation such as tourism, construction, the agro-food business or ICT.

Read further information on Background Note

Co-funded by the European Union