Cementing regional synergies to tackle the employment challenges
Cascais, 2 April 2019. The Secretary General of the UfM, Nasser Kamel, met today with Cesare Onestini, the Director of the European Training Foundation (ETF) in the sidelines of the 4th UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour, hosted by Portugal.
The two sides stressed the solid and long-standing cooperation within the different UfM platforms that include the UfM High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Employment and Labour, the UfM Experts Technical Meeting on Industrial Cooperation, the Med4Jobs Advisory Board, the UfM Conferences on Women Empowerment, and the Regional Dialogue process on “Higher Education Internationalization and Academic Mobility in the Euro-Mediterranean region”. They highlighted the potential synergies in the field of Vocational Education and Training under the umbrella of the Torino Process.
The discussions also addressed the potential collaboration within the framework of the “Future of Work” thematic by co-organizing a Conference in Turin ETF’s 25th Anniversary and the Centenary of the International Labour Organization Conference. This collaboration will also benefit from the conceptual and financial support of GIZ, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
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