The Union for the Mediterranean and the European Training Foundation consolidate their partnership for better employment prospects in the Euro-Mediterranean region

November 27, 2019
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The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the European Training Foundation (ETF) have joined efforts to co-organize the UfM Workshop on the Future of Work and Skills for the Future, with a focus on three key thematics, namely Entrepreneurial Skills, Digital Skills and Green Skills.

The workshop brought together over 50 stakeholders and active actors from regional and international organizations, business support organizations, the private sector, the civil society, development cooperation and academia from both shores of the Euro-Mediterranean Region. They exchange views and experiences, share best practices and lessons learned, and present policy recommendations and ideas for developing pertinent policies and projects to unleash the full potential of these sectors and to develop specific skill-sets.

During his speech at the workshop, the UfM Deputy Secretary General for Business Development and Employment, Rachid Maaninou, reviewed the state-of-play of the UfM Med4Jobs flagship initiative. He stressed that “this event is only a first step towards consolidating a concrete partnership with ETF as we pursue our common ambition of equipping generation after generation with the necessary skills for the future labour landscape.”

For his part, ETF Director, Cesare Onestini, took stock of the efforts undertaken by the European Training Foundation in promoting “Skills for the Future” and highlighted the importance of the partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean.


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The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

European Training Foundation (ETF)

Countries covered:

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