The EU-funded Kafaat Liljamia project holds a seminar on Social Innovation in Vocational Training

December 11, 2018
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The Kafaat Liljamia project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council and the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), is holding a seminar in Tangier today, 11 December, on the theme ‘Social Innovation in Vocational Training: Examples of Inclusive Approaches and Practices’.

Social innovation, the theme of this seminar, consists of using creativity to find new solutions to economic and social problems that cannot be resolved by the government or market forces. The vocational training industry is faced with constantly growing needs in terms of the innovation required to meet the needs of vulnerable populations who are excluded from the job market.

Echoing this concern, Mr Stephan Veran, Head of the Kafaat Liljamia project, said that ‘This seminar aims to highlight the experience gained in national and international projects (United Kingdom, Spain, Finland, etc.), including projects from Morocco, that integrate a social innovation approach in the area of Vocational Training, with the following guiding question: how can training and the acquisition of technical and behavioural skills be tackled from a new perspective to allow them to fully play a role as a tool for employment, in order to facilitate the inclusion of the most vulnerable members of the population?’


The Kafaat Liljamia project, which is working to achieve a Moroccan vocational training system that is high-quality, inclusive, and centred around the needs of the job market, was launched in August 2017. This €60m project has received €2.4m in funding from the European Union as part of its Vocational Training Support Programme for the Development of Human Capital in Morocco.

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Countries covered:

  • Morocco