Cairo-September 2018-The Multi-Educational Programme for Employment Promotion in Migration-affected Areas (MEPEP) falls under the scope of the “Enhancing the Response to Migration Challenges in Egypt Programme which is funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa.
With a planned three-year duration, the action aims at enhancing economic and equal opportunities, in particular for vulnerable groups by improving the quality of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Egypt.The Action targets the Sharkeya Governorate as it has been identified – according to a recent research conducted by the National Center for Sociological and Criminological Research – as one of the top-ten Governorates in Egypt that boast the largest number of Egyptian youth who wish to leave Egypt and illegally migrate to other countries. In particular, the 10th of Ramadan Industrial Zone resulted being the most relevant intervention area due to the presence of a dynamic Egyptian and non-Egyptian industrial force on which the creation of a high-level and market-oriented TVET Center can have the major impact.
The Implementation of the activities will be assigned to a TVET provider already operating in the country with an extensive experience in delivering innovative and alternative TVET, to be selected through a call for proposal.
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) – Cairo Office will work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoTI), namely the Productivity and Vocational Training Department (PVDT), as the main national entities mandated in the area of TVET.
Currently, the project formulation phase is concluded and the documents need to be validated by the European Union before the signature of the delegation agreement.