On 8 April 2021, the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut hosted a Regional Forum online in the framework of the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) project, bringing together around 120 participants from the region to take stock of the results achieved; share and discuss recent developments, trends and innovative practices under each thematic area; and finally discuss the way forward.
Participants included experts in the field of skills anticipation and assessment, work-based learning, and digital and entrepreneurial skills representatives, as well as government, civil society and youth representatives from the beneficiary countries.
Participants were then assigned to three breakout sessions, each going in depth with the respective thematic components. The sessions and project components were composed of: Anticipating future skills needs - Methodologies used in YEM countries; Digital and Entrepreneurial skills in TVET; and Work Based Learning in TVET.
The YEM project is funded by the European Union and implemented over a three-year period (2018-2020). It builds on the achievements of the EU-funded NET-MED Youth project’s Employment Component. Its aim is to support youth employment and entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean region by improving skills anticipation and TVET systems.