Vocational training and youth employability sector (IECD)

Esraa Mohamad, 17 ans

Being a young Egyptian and creating your own electricity company? This is what the IECD is defending in Alexandria!

AFFÉRY, Ivory Coast – Despite the essential role women play in farming, they are often subject to persistent discrimination in the rural world. With a view to favoring women’s access to farming professions and breaking with gender stereotypes, as a pilot, the IECD is offering a platform for young women: the Girls’ Club.

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.

Miss Janaïna Herrera, the French General Consul in Alexandria, welcomed the IECD and local stakeholders of the “Seeds of Hope” project, which allowed 526 students (including 321 girls) from two technical schools to follow high quality training in electrical maintenance.

Trần Thành is 17 years old and is student in Residential & Industrial Electricity at Ho Chi Minh City’s Technical & Economical College.

Astrid Desjobert, the head of the New Chance Mediterranean network and the IECD’s representative in the PACA region was interviewed by Eric Bataillon on RFI in the Orient Hebdo program broadcast on Sunday 22 September 2019.

On the occasion of the 12th global forum Convergences, held on 5 and 6 September at the Palais Brongniart in Paris, the IECD hosted a workshop organized jointly with the NGOs Apprentis d’Auteuil, Acting for life, ESSOR, GRET and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, on the challenges of the professional integration of young people in Southern countries.

Les écoles de La Boulangerie française au Vietnam redonnent de l’espoir aux jeunes issus de milieux défavorisés…


Following the preparatory forum for the “Summit of the Two Shores” held in Malta on 24 and 25 April…

“With my diploma, I can find a job easily!”