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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
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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. Trainers 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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YEP MED trains 30 Lebanese young people in port logistics

Within the series of YEP MED trainings, an introductory occupational training course focusing on the blue sector took place in Beirut from 21st to 24th September 2021. The next one will be held end of October.

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YEP MED trains 32 people on administrative processes in international trade

During two weeks, teachers were trained to later upskill young people to prepare them to join the port communities labour market

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Spain: YEP MED opens registration for new training courses on port logistics

This training of 3 courses will focus on international trade, port logistics and administrative processes.

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Italy: Civitavecchia Port Logistic Community highlights opportunities for young people created by the YEP MED project

Civitavecchia Port Authority president Pino Musolino: "We are enthusiastically moving in the right direction towards innovation".

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The first Jordanian group of YEP MED trained youth graduates from the transport and logistics programme

12 young Jordanian students participated in the graduation ceremony, organised by the Aqaba Development Corporation following the end of the…

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Egypt: YEP MED partners sign agreement with the local community to foster youth employment in the Port sector

With this agreement, the Damietta port community commits itself to train 582 young Egyptians, and thus improve their employability in the re…

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A new kind of simulator for YEP MED training of logistic operations

In the YEP MED courses, students become employees of PlayForwarding, a freight forwarding company operating in YEP MED’s logistic virtual ecosystem.

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“YEP MED is an exceptional opportunity for Lebanese youth development and empowerment”

Ziad Kanaan, the president of the Beirut Container Terminal Consortium. discusses the recent collaboration under the YEP MED project.

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Jordan: Aqaba takes first steps to train its port community under YEP MED project

More than 70 students have gained a have better understanding of how businesses are run and operated in the transport and logistics sector, focusing on port operations, logist…

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148 students join the first YEP MED fully digital international training in Barcelona, Tunis, Civitavecchia and Beirut

The training programme based on simulated enterprises allowed students to practice international trade operations using a real-life Enterpri…

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Egypt: More than 90 trainees are fully immersed in the Port of Damietta activities under YEP MED project

The training provided first-hand information about the infrastructures, logistics equipment and operations of one of the most important port…

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Signature of 6 Memorandums of Understanding to better shape blue skills of Lebanese youth through YEP MED project

YEP MED Lebanese stakeholders engaged to support the newly designed trainings to upscale skills of Lebanese young men and women in port logi…

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Spain: 40 students trained in maritime logistics and port operations in Valencia

The last week of April saw the inauguration of the first Vocational Training course for students organised by the Valenciaport Foundation under YEP MED project.

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YEP MED brings its future trainers closer to its digital port community using the Port Virtual Lab as its platform

32 lecturers, 19 men and 13 women, from TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) centres from 7 countries in the Mediterranean…

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YEP MED highlights digital training needs in the Blue Economy

YEP MED will adapt curricula for each port community to the needs of the production sectors, including international trade, environment, sustainability, digitalisation, port logistics and transport networks.

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60 young men and women participated in YEP MED port logistics trainings in Beirut

YEP MED five days training aimed to train young Lebanese in port logistics sector in view of fostering better employability opportunities.

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YEP MED Project supports the economic inclusion of Mediterranean women

In the post-COVID-19 phase, women can make a difference in the recovery process, and thus can be part of a new development model.

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YEP MED is looking for an external auditor in Egypt

This invitation to tender is addressed to reputable audit firms or individuals to deliver the expenditure and revenue verification reports to the rab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.

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YEP MED develops new digital training methodology based on virtually simulated enterprises

With the realities of a post-Covid world on the distant horizon, YEP MED shifts gear into developing innovative courses that take advantage of virtual enterprises set in a dig…

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EU-funded YEP MED introduces the Port Community scenario to Italian students in Sustainable Mobility

The first course of the project, which involved more than 40 students from ITS Sustainable Mobility in Ortona, has been completed.

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Italy: YEP MED project supports creation of logistics talent community among ports of the Lazio region

Through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of port-logistics professionals, the logistics community of the Laz…

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Lebanon: YEP MED gathered actors of port and logistics to design new training programs for youth

The Chamber of Commerce of Beirut gears up for the start of the YEP MED courses for its local youth to strengthen the labour market.

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The Port of Civitavecchia commits to investing in human capital through the YEP MED project to strengthen its port community

EU-funded YEP MED project begins advanced vocational training in port operations and logistics at the Italian Port of Civitavecchia.

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Catalan public and private sectors commit to the YEP MED project – and work to bring more women to the port sector

Representatives of the public and private sector of the Barcelona port community met in the Port of Barcelona to sign the Strategic Agreemen…

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Barcelona: EU-funded YEP MED trains future professionals in the port management and logistics sector

The training, carried out by the Escola Europea, saw the participation of more than 50 students from Institut les Salines of el Prat de Llob…

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Prospects offered by EU-funded project YEP MED in the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion

On the 4th of August 2020, two explosions hit the port of Beirut sending shockwaves throughout the city after 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse caught fire.

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Winning the European project YEP MED in a competing call is an excellent news

YEP MED was set in motion within the framework of the training and employment working group of the MEDPorts Association.

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Digital Literacy key in the YEP MED trainings for the new generation

There is no doubt that the year 2020 has cemented itself in the history books, with social upheaval, extreme weather patterns and a global pandemic

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EU-funded ‘YEP MED’ project to train over 4,000 young people in port logistics

Eleven partners from seven Mediterranean countries have joined forces to train young people in port logistics.