The European Investment Bank welcomes the FEMIP Seminar: Matching skills and market needs: The human capital challenge in the Mediterranean region.
The seminar, which builds up on previous FEMIP Conferences, aims at contributing to enhanced dialogue in the Mediterranean region by addressing the main challenges posed by labour market in the partner countries.
The provision of education services is one of the Mediterranean regions main challenges and has been at the heart of the economic debate in the last few years.
Education and training help foster knowledge-based economic growth. Higher education standards do also improve living conditions of the population through wider opportunities and access to skilled labour market positions.
Moreover, education services are also proved to reduce poverty incidence thus resulting into stronger social cohesion, which is a key plank in order to achieve long-lasting and sustainable economic growth.