Water and youth opportunities in the Mediterranean – Gap Analysis and Survey Results
In response to the gap of connecting youth in the Mediterranean to jobs post-graduation, compounded by the challenges of COVID-19 on the job market worldwide, this report includes a review of water sector job trends amidst COVID-19 and opportunities for Mediterranean youth employment in the sector. A review of government stimulus packages supporting the water sector and its jobs during the pandemic, as well as a review of opportunities for the Mediterranean member countries of the European Union (EU) to benefit from aspects of the Green Deal is included. The report is concluded with results from a survey conducted with youth from the Mediterranean highlighting their perception of the future challenges and skills required for the water job market of the future.
Drafted By: Basim Saleh, Lindsey Aldaco-Manner, Bassel Daher
This work has been developed for the UfM Secretariat, and supervised by Almotaz Abadi, Managing Director of the UfM Water Division.