YEP MED
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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN PORTS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

About the project

Ports connected to international trade, environment and sustainability, digitization, port logistics and transport networks are currently one of the main focuses of job creation in the Blue Economy sector. Additionally, the ports ecosystem has a high concentration of companies that are usually bigger than in other sectors, allowing for a greater jobs absorption capacity. This potential could be better exploited through dedicated dual Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) with job-oriented placement schemes addressing NEETs in the Mediterranean region. Facing this challenge, YEP MED proposes to enrich the TVET by developing three main areas with skills shortages: foreign trade, environment and sustainability, digitization and port logistic operations. The project will develop port-logistics TVET resources adapted to the sector needs, launch learning programmes with job placement programmes and set up partnerships between key stakeholders in the 7 involved countries. YEP MED will adapt 9 training curricula to the actual needs of the productive sectors, introducing personalized monitoring to students and creating training courses that address environmental issues.

Key information

YEP MED
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN PORTS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.1 Professionalization of young people (NEETS) and women
Spain, Italy, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, France, Jordan

Financial data

2.9 million
Total budget
2.6 million
EU contribution
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

11
Partners
7
Countries
6
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Objective

To better match the labour market skills needs and dual TVET offers in the Mediterranean port industry in order to contribute to jobs creation, especially for NEETs and women

What will be improved?

YEP MED activities will allow upgrading dual TVET curricula oriented to port industry, increasing job placement and employment opportunities with adequate and diverse profiles for NEETs and women. As a result, the project will help increase employment rates of young people and women by offering real possibilities to work through personalised mentoring (training centers) and tutoring programmes (SMEs staff). As a result, there will be an increased need for more stable collaboration scheme between TVET providers, private sector representatives and public administrations both at local and international levels.

Who will benefit?

  • Young people, mainly NEETs, and women
  • 7 Port Authorities and logistic centers (1 per country)
  • 14 TVET providers and training centers 
  • 600 SMEs and companies operating in Mediterranean ports 
     

Expected achievements

  • 9 adapted TVET curricula
  • Training of 4,650 NEETS and women
  • Collaboration with at least 600 companies in 7 countries 
  • 420 enterprises receiving subgrants for mentoring support
     

Contribution to policy-making

YEP MED will improve vocational training to provide youth at risk of educational neglect with the skills required by the labour market while influencing future policy through the involvement of public authorities. The insertion of a YEP MED pilot case into national and regional framework policies will build the legal prerequisite for the introduction of a dual training system. Trainees will be identified and invited from the beginning to be a part of the Local Port’s Occupation and Training Working Group (PLWG) to monitor results and assess and organize tailored workshops for them. Based on participative governance structure, all of these actors will coordinate within the PLWG to reach local agreements between Port Authorities and TVET training centres.
 

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