Green Innovation and Employability: UfM explores the status of the art in Jordan and Tunisia

July 26, 2023
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With the support of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has launched since 2020 a series of activities facilitating exchanges between the different societal pillars of the “triple/quintuple helix”, in support of the innovation ecosystem, and the employability of its youth.


As part of such activities, the UfM is currently developing a Study on Green Innovation and Employability, with the technical support of UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union, focusing on three pilot countries: Jordan, Italy and Tunisia.


A cycle of roundtables has been organized by the UfM and UNIMED in the three Member States, to further analyze relations among academy, industry and political institutions with a particular focus on green innovation and the green transitions.


The roundtables have been organized in partnerships with Jordan’s Higher Council for Science and Technology, the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research, and the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, with the local coordination of the line UfM National Focal Points


Important contributions have been shared by stakeholders from universities, research centers, enterprises, civil society and different sectorial Ministries, such as Research, Labor, and Industry, among others. Discussions have focused on how research could contribute to the socio-economic development of Countries for a better employability of graduates and young researchers in the perspective towards the green transition.

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Countries covered:

  • Jordan
  • Tunisia