Thematic Priorities: Skills anticipation | Work-based Learning | Digital skills mainstreaming | Entrepreneurship skills
Knowledge Resources: YEM Skills Panorama | Country Profiles | Data and Statistics | YEM Publications | Other useful resources
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Events: Overview | Final YEM Regional Forum (July 15) | YEM Regional Forum (April 8)
Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) is a three-year regional initiative (2018 - 2020) led by UNESCO and funded by the European Union, extended until July 2021. The project targets countries in the South Mediterranean region with the aim to support youth employment through improved skills anticipation and assessment systems, and through the promotion of quality and relevant TVET and regional collaboration.
The overall objective of YEM is to support national authorities, together with the private sector, the TVET providers and the youth organizations in the South Mediterranean region, in understanding and anticipating labour market changes with a view to inform the design, implementation and evaluation of relevant TVET policies, strategies and programmes, aimed at increasing youth employment and entrepreneurship.
For all beneficiary countries, the focus of YEM is to promote the implementation of effective collection and use of information on skills needs, to turn them into relevant policy actions and programmes, and to help establish appropriate governance arrangements to ensure good coordination across the key stakeholders, both within the beneficiary countries and across the South Mediterranean region.
The three specific objectives of the project are:
Access concise, reliable and up-to-date information on TVET systems in the YEM Project countries, and also across the world through the UNESCO-UNEVOC World TVET Database.
Access the knowledge resources developed as part of the YEM Project, as well as relevant publications and resources from UNESCO and other project partners.
Engage with key experts and TVET stakeholders from the region and beyond and learn more about new knowledge resources, collaboration opportunities, upcoming events and more.
Engage in discussions with key experts engaged across the YEM Project countries, and beyond topics of thematic relevance.
South Mediterranean countries are facing high youth unemployment and are concerned about structural imbalances in their labour markets. They have expressed increasing interest in developing evidence-based employment policies in order to tackle the structural skills mismatches that characterize their economies.
In response, UNESCO is supporting the development of national capacity to undertake labour forecasting in the South Mediterranean area. Based on the outcomes of the employment component of the Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth) project, and in the framework of the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean project (YEM), both funded by the European Union, this publication draws upon the work done since 2014. It includes five skills forecasting models and its results from seven South Mediterranean countries, targeting priority actors in charge of the development and supervision of national skills-related policies and plans.
This publication also builds on an international perspective to benchmark and compare the work carried out in the Mediterranean area with other initiatives around the world.
Pix methodology: How to build a pedagogical scenario
Pix step-by-step user guide
Implementation guide for heads of training institutions
Pix learning scenario 1 - Localization
Pix learning scenario 2 - Building a smart lamp with Alduino
Pix learning scenario 3 - The kiwis market
Brochure - E-learning course on skills anticipation and matching
Presentation - E-learning course on skills anticipation and matching
Welcome letter - E-learning course on skills anticipation and matching
Closing ceremony letter - E-learning course on skills anticipation and matching