EU supports World Bank and Social Fund for Development to improve employment opportunities for Egyptian youth

September 28, 2016
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Through the Emergency Employment Investment Project (EEIP), funded with a EUR 70 million grant, the EU is supporting the World Bank and the Social Fund for Development (SFD) in expanding partnerships with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to improve employment opportunities for the Egyptian unemployed youth.

The EU-funded EEIP supports selected NGOs to implement a range of activities enabling unemployed youth to access temporary jobs created within local communities and to secure longer term employment through technical training, soft skills training, counseling, as well as access to financial and non-financial services to start businesses. The project also encourages NGOs to seek partnerships with employers, other NGOs or training providers to reinforce their services. 
Launched in 2014, the EU-funded programme has already supported over 38,000 beneficiaries with work opportunities in the poorest districts of the country and created over 11.5 million man days of work opportunities. The programme has also created sustainable social skills in communities where they were lacking, providing youth with skills to fight illiteracy, promoting maternal and child health and raising awareness about the importance of maintaining a clean environment. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Egypt
EU Delegation to Egypt – website and Facebook page


Countries covered:

  • Egypt