The objective of this conference is to present the results and conclusions of the study co-led by IEMed- EMEA and with the collaboration of the EMNES network entitled “Youth employment and regional integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region”.
This study examines how regional integration can provide both short-term and long-term solutions to the employment crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
First, the current state of affairs, challenges and policies as regards to youth unemployment and regional integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region are described.
Second, the impact on youth employment creation through regional integration of Mediterranean countries is quantified.
Finally, qualitative scenarios on job creation, long-term challenges are devised and policy recommendations to foster youth employment and employability in the region are formulated in light of the alternative scenarios devised and drafted with a specific focus on the role of the Union for the Mediterranean.