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Initiative of the Luxembourg Presidency for Youth Employment through Vocational Training in the Maghreb Countries

  • Marseille, France, 21-22 September, 2015: The Center for Mediterranean Integration co-organised with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union the first technical meeting on the Initiative of the Luxembourg Presidency for youth employment through vocational training in the Maghreb countries. The aim of this meeting was to explore the ways to improve the quality and relevance of training and skills imparted to students of vocational training programs in the Maghreb countries through the creation of North-South partnerships of training institutions. This is a bottom-up approach that aims creating a Euro-Mediterranean quality label by facilitating engagement with institutions to exchange and share solutions and harmonize qualification and quality standards. The meeting gathered representatives from the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU, the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, the French Agency for Development (AFD), the European Training Foundation, the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and the World Bank.