The New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC)

OBJECTIVE 1

Reconcile young people with training and work

OBJECTIVE 2

Improve young people’s access to employment

According to the ILO, 71 million young people around the world, aged between 15 and 24 years, looked for but did not find work in 2017. This is particularly true in the Mediterranean Basin with a growing percentage of young people joining the Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) category. This concerns 1 young person out of 3 in Tunisia, 1 young person out of 4 in Italy and 1 young person out of 6 in France. It is urgent to set up solutions that allow young people to find a place in society and play an active role in it. In parallel, hundreds of thousands of jobs are not filled because of a shortage of qualified candidates.

Some of our key figures for 2020:

More than 54,000 young people in training in the member schools of the network.
About 220 partner training centres.
38 good practice exchange sessions.

Download our infographic about the situation of youth unemployment in the Mediterranean region.

The New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC) is made up of players from the Mediterranean Basin who, locally, have developed professional integration measures generating results that are above the national averages. However, these initiatives are still relatively unknown and insufficiently supported by the public authorities for the challenges that they face.

The New Chance Mediterranean network aims to strengthen the qualitative and quantitative impact of training and professional integration players in each country and inform about the state of these initiatives so that their good practices are integrated into policies. The IECD’s mission is to drive, coordinate, develop and optimize the results of this network. The members meet several times a year to discuss their experiences and improve their skills through targeted training. Communication actions are deployed that target public authorities and the sector’s stakeholders, thus contributing to the extension of the most relevant models and innovations. One crucial objective is to form strong partnerships with the world of business as well as with institutional partners.

News about the MedNC network

Digital technologies to improve support for young people

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Entitled " Using digital technologies to better support young people experiencing integration difficulties in the Mediterranean", this good practices guide offers integration and vocational training professionals tips and ways to deepen or develop their uses of digital tools in their accompaniment activities.

Discover the “New Chance” series

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Result of a pioneering collaboration between the MedNC network and the web media “Les Haut-Parleurs”, this documentary series gives eight young people the chance to raise their voice. The four girls and four boys, from four Mediterranean countries, have all dropped out of the school system for a time but have recently been reintegrated through an occupational inclusion scheme.

Call for proposals “Supporting youth in the Western Mediterranean”

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Launch today, on Wednesday, April 15th, of a call for proposals to support youth in the Western Mediterranean.

New prospects for young Mediterranean experiencing difficulty with professional integration

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From 25 to 27 November, the 2019 Conference of the New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC) was held in Barcelona: it was the opportunity for 70 professionals from 13 countries that work to favor the integration of young people in difficulty to transfer their good practices and deploy new projects leading to cooperation between both shores of the Mediterranean.

PRESS REVIEW

Download the 2019 press review of the Mediterranean New Chance network: a non-exhaustive selection of the articles which have spoken of the MedNC network in the Mediterraean media (available in French only).

OUR PARTNERS

LOCATION

Mediterranean Basin

PUBLIC TARGETED BY THE PROJECT

The network targets Mediterranean young people aged 15 to 35 who aren’t integrated in an education system or in training or employment.

THE MEDNC DIGITAL GOOD PRACTICES GUIDE

THE LITERATURE REVIEW

THE PODCASTS OF THE MEDNC NETWORK

A platform designed to share the good practices of the members of the MedNC network and foster their transmission to other socio-professional insertion players.

THE MEDNC GUIDE

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Astrid DesjobertAstrid Desjobert

EMD Management School
Rue Joseph Biaggi,
13003 Marseille

Mail : astrid.desjobert@iecd.org
Skype : astriddesjobert

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