On 21 to 22 June 2018, the European Training Foundation (ETF) and UNESCO organized a regional workshop about work-based learning (WBL) programmes for young people in the Arab region, at the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut, Lebanon.
The workshop was part of two EU-funded projects that are implemented by UNESCO, namely the Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth) project, and the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM), a three-year project launched in 2018, that builds on the achievements of the Employment Component of the NET-MED Youth project.
The workshop examined and discussed the status of work-based learning programmes for young people in the Arab region, and UNESCO shared and discussed the preliminary findings of a new comparative synthesis study that draws upon country studies from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia.
The YEM project is funded by the European Union and aims to improve skills anticipation systems and to promote technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Its goal is also to strengthen youth employment and encourage entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean region.