EU-funded GEMM project closes, but achievements set to continue

July 22, 2016
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After more than three years of intensive work, the EU-funded Governance for Employability in the Mediterranean (GEMM) project draws to a close in August. The achievements of the pilot projects launched in the framework of the programme in the southern Mediterranean countries, however, are set to continue. The project held its closing conference on 19-20 July in Tunis.
The European Training Foundation (ETF) designed the project with the aim to increase capability in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) governance, at both local and national levels, and connectivity with labour market and employer needs.
GEMM has three dimensions: regional, national and local. Regionally, countries shared best practices and knowledge; nationally, countries mapped VET governance systems; locally, pilot projects were designed and implemented based on priority areas.
All the pilots focused on skills anticipation, matching and apprenticeship. Six countries – Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Israel – developed tools specifically for this.
Lebanon sought to improve the transition to work by appointing career guidance and employment officers (GEOs) in six TVET public schools. With the help of the ETF, Palestine developed an online tracking system following graduates from 15 institutions in the West Bank to see if, and how, graduate skills are meeting labour market needs. The initial results are due later in 2016. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia