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Tunisia: 132 million dinars for an economic integration project for young people

A program of co-operation between the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment and the World Bank, with a total value of 132 million dinars, will be launched in the field of economic integration of young people from vulnerable categories.

The announcement was made Thursday by the Minister of Vocational Training and Employment, Imed Hammami at a workshop in Tunis to kick-start the program.

The minister pointed out that seven regions of the country (Manouba, Siliana, Kasserine, Kairouan, Sfax, Jendouba and Kebili) will benefit from the interventions of this project.

“The aim is to promote entrepreneurship among young people living in the regions, in order to achieve economic development at regional and local levels,” he said, noting that this project spanning six years is implemented in collaboration with several departments such as the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Women, the Family and Children, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Development and International Cooperation.

According to the minister, this also means creating jobs and facilitating the creation of projects through the economic and social integration of young people in general and of women in particular.

For his part, Mohamed Chayati, representative of the World Bank, stressed that the effective start of this project will take place in the next six or nine months.

The objective of this two-day workshop is to discuss the main ideas of the economic integration project for young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to train them to better present their job applications,” he said.

He added that after this phase of preparation, criteria will be established to select young people who will join the program in the seven regions mentioned, pending the extension of the project to the whole country.


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