Union for the Mediterranean launches initiative to improve students’ employability

May 12, 2020
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The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), supported by the  German Development agency GIZ, is launching an initiative for universities, research centres and policy makers to share best practices to reinforce career opportunities of researchers and students. The initiative is shaped through steering committee meetings on 5 and 19 May 2020.

The first Digital UfM innovation-employability nexus steering committee meeting entitled, ‘How to promote employability and digitalisation?’ was held online and counted with the participation of international organisations, regional partners, innovation initiatives, university networks, and higher education institutions. It has now already gathered important inputs about current best practices, specific needs on the ground and regional challenges that will facilitate the connection between existing initiatives.

Through an initial digital consultation and the first session of the steering committee, more than 120 initiatives on Innovation and Employability were identified in the region, contributing to a first mapping of ongoing actions supporting the careers of Mediterranean students and researchers.

The second meeting on 19 May will focus on how to incentivise entrepreneurship and start-up creation, by exploring how to leverage existing policy tools and best practices and discussing how to create business opportunities out of challenges to benefit society.


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The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Countries covered:

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