Side Event to the 4th UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour
1 April 2019, Cascais, Portugal. The side event “The employment of Mediterranean university graduates: Bridging the employability gap between advanced skills and markets”, organized by the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, will be in parallel to the 4th UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour in partnership.
One of the reasons for high levels of unemployment for Mediterranean youth is a persistent gap between the skills acquired at universities and the requirements of business. It is therefore essential to further bring closer the private and the higher education sectors for increasing the employability of graduates and researchers through an inclusive multilevel approach which takes into account higher education stakeholders, civil society, governments, companies, business accelerators, development institutions and the scientific community at large.
This interactive meeting will be a venue for sharing best practices, highlighting standing challenges and offering recommendations on employability of highly trained youth. It will also be an opportunity for networking and building partnerships among like-minded institutions.
To register to this side event, please contact [email protected] adding in copy [email protected] and referring to The employment of Mediterranean university graduates: Bridging the employability gap between advanced skills and markets – side event.
Please be informed that it is also possible to register for the main Policy Conference, Addressing the employment and labour challenges in the UfM region, that will be held the next day, 2nd of April, at the same location.
Registrations are opened until the 15 of February.
Download here the Concept note and Agenda
For more information please contact: [email protected]