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UfMSecretariat RT @UN_Women: Women's political participation is on the rise globally, but there's still a long way to go. We need more #WomenInPolitics to…
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UfMSecretariat Our thoughts are with all the people affected in #Greece and #Turkey after this major #earthquake. https://t.co/HpHehKAsan
UfMSecretariat El Secretario General de la #UpM ha mantenido una reunión de trabajo virtual con la Secretaria de Estado para Asunt… https://t.co/MUUUPholCe
UfMSecretariat RT @EBSOMED: 🇹🇳#Tunisia 🇩🇿#Algeria 🇲🇹#Malta As part of #EBSOMED & the Thematic Committee "#Gender Mainstreaming & Empowerment of Women & Yo…
UfMSecretariat RT @IMC_CPMR: 🔊 It's out! 🤓 Our .@IMC_CPMR Study on "the impacts of #COVIDー19 and adaptation measures on the #tourism sector in the #Medite
UfMSecretariat The #UfM and ARLEM @EU_CoR present the Strategic Urban Development Action Plan 2040 to Euro-Mediterranean Local Au… https://t.co/pkcevGTFIz
UfMSecretariat #UfM Deputy Sec. Gral @IsidroGAfonso participated today the 6th Meeting of ARLEM @EU_CoR for Sustainable Territoria… https://t.co/CA1DE9HE4I
UfMSecretariat #Med4Jobs Stakeholders Dialogue: We are hearing the challenges of employment directly from our partners, including… https://t.co/ybRDjtxYqN
UfMSecretariat #HappeningNow #UfM @AbadiMutaz opens the 2nd day of #AMWAJLive underlining that we must work to enhance our regula… https://t.co/0mLrwpI8vm
UfMSecretariat The #Med4Jobs Dialogue taking place today is bringing together representatives from a broad spectrum of partners to… https://t.co/1WC1aN3Mi4
UfMSecretariat RT @AMWAJAlliance: We are kicking off #AMWAJLive in 10 minutes! Register now to get the log in details and join us from anywhere in the wor…
UfMSecretariat Jordi Curell, Dir. @EU_Commission @EU_Social just gave spoke at the UfM #Med4Jobs Stakeholder's Dialogue: "Compared… https://t.co/4I4YQjrFco
UfMSecretariat The @UfM #Med4Jobs Stakeholder's Dialogue just started! We're assessing the impact of covid pandemic in the… https://t.co/VbiD0NRs1u
UfMSecretariat RT @EU_CoR: 📌 On the Agenda: 🔹 Agriculture and food safety @AgnesRampal, @IsidroGAfonso, @CIHEAM 🔹@UfMSecretariat strategy for sustainable…
UfMSecretariat RT @MedCities: 🗓️ 29/10, nous présenterons #ASIMATunis dans le cadre du 'Plan d'action de développement urbain stratégique 2020 pour des co…
UfMSecretariat More on the discussions held between #UfM SG Nasser Kamel and @MfaTunisia Minister Othman Eljerandi here: https://t.co/QjMAVn8I00
UfMSecretariat .@AbadiMutaz @UfMSecretariat is happy to see #AMWAJ initiative grow into a vibrant and useful platform for building… https://t.co/m0C5CeCb9y
UfMSecretariat The #UfM Regional Platform on #IndustrialCooperation gathered today. It discussed current and future ways to foster… https://t.co/hw3QmzIqID
UfMSecretariat #Happeningnow. DSG @IsidroGAfonso @Ufmsecretariat stresses at #AMWAJLive that our strategies should include a speci… https://t.co/tZSvyzKtTN
UfMSecretariat RT @AMWAJAlliance: We are live! Join us live from anywhere in the world https://t.co/zhV1wgGORA @UfMSecretariat @cewasMiddleEast #AMWA
UfMSecretariat During today's phone call 📞 between #UfM SG Nasser Kamel and @MfaTunisia, both highlighted the importance of Euro-M… https://t.co/3nALvFcwTw
UfMSecretariat RT @wef: Scientists say climate change and pollution could kill off the world’s coral reefs by 2100. Do you have an innovative solution t…
UfMSecretariat #UfM SG Kamel opened the Meeting of the Regional Platform on #IndustrialCooperation. He underlined the importance o… https://t.co/QA9emrp6vi
UfMSecretariat RT @ENICBCMed: 240 applications from 🇮🇹🇹🇳🇬🇷🇱🇧🇵🇸 submitted by young #entrepreneurs under @MedStrts call for #business ideas Best ideas wil…
UfMSecretariat The MedBESP platform is your go-to website for training and knowledge resources on the topic of #BlueEconomy in the… https://t.co/eizGWq2TfD
UfMSecretariat Follow today 𝗔𝗠𝗪𝗔𝗝 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 🌊! The event will feature journalists, entrepreneurs & policy-makers who shape the water &… https://t.co/fS5P8WstJ4
UfMSecretariat RT @AMWAJAlliance: We can't keep it a secret any longer! Join us for an online concert taking place at #AMWAJLive on Thursday! @RawanRosh
UfMSecretariat RT @FCampalans: 🗓️ Recordeu! Avui a les 18h XIè Fòrum #EUROMED online: "Una nova agenda econòmica i social per a la Mediterrània". Amb @Ale
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UfMSecretariat Vous êtes cadre dirigeant dans une entreprise et justifiez d'un bac+5 et d'une expérience de 8 ans? Bonne nouvelle!… https://t.co/BfYsfKwxj9
UfMSecretariat RT @AMWAJAlliance: 🌊It's TOMORROW❗ 🌍October 28 at 14:00 CET: Regional Cooperation on Water and Energy in the Mediterranean 🚀October 29 a…
UfMSecretariat Final countdown for the UfM #Med4Jobs Stakeholders Dialogue! The Med4Jobs Initiative supports projects in the field… https://t.co/OcLgXhyKla
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UfMSecretariat RT @UNEP_Europe: 15% of deaths in the #Mediterranean Basin are attributable to preventable environmental factors. To avoid irreversible env…
UfMSecretariat RT @common_eu: 📌The @INSTM_TN organized a demonstration session of the new instrument to study #marinelitter: the FTIR spectrometer, acquir…
UfMSecretariat RT @cmimarseille: "Enhancing the Protection of #Ecosystems through #Youth Empowerment". CMI new discussion series will gather Young #Med cl…
UfMSecretariat 🎙️"The 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process could coincide with the beginning of a green renaissance in Mare N… https://t.co/gTuWs2QaDG
UfMSecretariat What role can women's networks and civil society organisations, including savings and microfinance groups, play in… https://t.co/hKwwWv8YeC
UfMSecretariat RT @EURACTIV_FR: « Le #multilatéralisme n’est pas un luxe ou un choix […] C’est une nécessité que nous ne pouvons pas contourner ». 🎙️ Un…
UfMSecretariat RT @UN_Women: It’s hard enough being a female business owner or employee in a world still very much dominated by men. Unfortunately, the #…
UfMSecretariat 📢Last call to enroll in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter! It is free for all the students and… https://t.co/tJzpwfQXHu
UfMSecretariat What Future for the #Blue Economy? Don´t miss out the European Commission Webinar next 27 October 2020! More info a… https://t.co/kwybyacREr
UfMSecretariat RT @karimamellal: Fatima Mernissi était une femme puissante. Sociologue marocaine, sa voix fut l'une des plus écoutées, respectées, des déb…
UfMSecretariat UfM project BlueSkills: @OGS_IT & @UniTrieste offer 12 scholarships 4 master degree in Sust. Blue Growth! Students… https://t.co/5blTVPpjcI
UfMSecretariat 🎙️Nasser Kamel, secretario general de la Unión para el Mediterráneo es entrevistado hoy por @rosameneses10 en… https://t.co/QWgxC4QwhC
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UfMSecretariat RT @HEARTProjectEU: 🇪🇺 @EU_Commission has launched a Research and Innovation call: "Building a low-carbon, #ClimateResilient future: Rese…
UfMSecretariat #SaveTheDate for @UfMSecretariat #Women4Mediterranean Conference 2020: "Accelerating gender equality in the context… https://t.co/x937fmVEzu
UfMSecretariat RT @GWPMed: Identifying opportunities for coordinated financing of #water and #climate resilience is a key priority for the 42 member state…
UfMSecretariat The Foreign Ministers of the “5 + 5 Dialogue” met today online to discuss the role of the Western #Mediterranean in… https://t.co/NBw298LnIL

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