UfM High-Level Working Group: Eighth meeting of the on Employment and Labour

SOLiD Project was represented by its Director Mr Mustapha Tlili and its Deputy Director Mrs Jihen Boutiba during the 8th Meeting of the High Level Working Group on Employment and Labour: “Working together for employment, employability and decent work”, that took place in Brussels, on23rd and the 24th of October 2018.
The meeting focused on the implementation of the 2016 UfM Ministerial Declaration and the preparation of the next Ministerial Conference.

The first day was an opportunity to discuss possibilities and means for promoting the professional integration of refugees and migrants. This is one of the new priorities of the European Commission and will necessarily involve the recognition, validation and improvement of their skills.
The second day of the event was devoted to discussions on social dialogue, where presentation of progress and results obtained in the SOLiD (South MED Social Dialogue, were presented by Mr Mustafa Tlili (Project Director) and Mrs Boutiba (Deputy director) as high-level speakers.Their intervention highlighted the project and the state of application of SOLiD’s Charter on the promotion of social dialogue in the southern Mediterranean.
Speakers presented studies on the employment situation in these countries and introduced the importance of monitoring and measurement of impacts of policies/ programs/actions in the field of employment, employability, and decent work.

The seminar was useful as it allowed the social partners, ie workers and employers, to look for new approaches including the specificities of each country.