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Final Regional Forum on 15 July 2021
The Final YEM Regional Forum highlighted the latest project outcomes at both national and regional levels in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It served as a platform for beneficiary countries and key stakeholders in the field of TVET, entrepreneurship and digital skills development to discuss concrete results and challenges encountered.
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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.

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Prioritizing Youth Employment

The lack of opportunities in the Arab world has been exacerbated by a demographic boom. Skills development of the youth is important to meet current market demands and enable them to create employment opportunities as entrepreneurs.

Prolonged gaps in the school to work transition in the MENA region are far greater than in other regions. In addition to worsening population dependency ratios, unemployment and uncertainty of prospects can have adverse social and security implications.
Across the region, high-skilled employment stands at 21%, on average, while middle-skilled roles account for 66% of all existing formal sector jobs. The agricultural sector remains the largest employer in less affluent MENA countries. Investing in youth skills development would help reduce skills mismatches and promote employment.


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Skills and Jobs in the Future. Labour Market Skills Forecasting in Israel.

Validation Seminar, July 20, 2021

Significant technological changes, accompanied by developments in the fields of society, economics and demographics, are expected to change several aspects in the labour market in future decades, and affect future professions market, their composition and demands. While Israel shared most of the international concern on the future labour markets, the economy and society of Israel has some unique social and economic characteristics which must be addressed: (1) Israel has a high fertility rate and an unusually high rate of population growth. (2) Israel is a society of immigrants, absorbing continuous waves of immigrations. (3) Israel has a leading high-technology sector (4) Israel society is characterized by high economic inequality.

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The Pix platform

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Pix methodology: How to build a pedagogical scenario

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Pix step-by-step user guide

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Implementation guide for heads of training institutions

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Pix learning scenario 1 - Localization

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Pix learning scenario 2 - Building a smart lamp with Alduino

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Pix learning scenario 3 - The kiwis market

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Brochure - E-learning course on skills anticipation and matching

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Presentation - E-learning course on skills anticipation and matching


Welcome letter - E-learning course on skills anticipation and matching

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Closing ceremony letter - E-learning course on skills anticipation and matching

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YEM national webinar - Skills in the water sector in Lebanon

YEM regional workshop on digital & entrepreneurial skills

YEM regional forum - 8 April 2021

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