Supporting Youth Inclusion Through Civil Society Engagement in SEMED

Petra Hall,
Sea Level (-1)

This panel will be organised and led by civil society organisations (CSOs) themselves following a selection process. The panel will explore the role of civil society in creating a conducive environment for integrating youth and facilitating their access to finance and economic opportunities in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region. Globalisation, migration and growing refugee flows have put labour markets under considerable pressure recently. In this context, young people in EBRD countries of operations often face challenges such as high unemployment rates, lack of skills and access to training. The panel will look into the important role played by civil society organisations in bridging these gaps by fostering youth entrepreneurship, access to finance, and by catalysing the creation of jobs and the development of skills.

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