The IECD continued its development in the Middle East and North Africa despite the difficult economic, social, and political situations in the region. The IECD expanded its action for the most vulnerable in collaboration with local public and private partners.
In Lebanon, despite the context of a multidimensional crisis, the IECD continued with its activities across the country. Thanks to the diversity of the projects and initiatives, the IECD has been confirmed as a key player in the domains of vocational training and access to employment. New projects have been launched to meet the challenges the country has been facing, notably integration through careers in the energy transition and the development of training on how to install solar panels.
The IECD has changed its positioning in the Palestinian Territories, focusing instead on technical assistance for our local partners. Thus, the Burj al Luqluq Community and Society Centre took over the management and coordination of the Al Hamawi socio-educational centre in East Jerusalem.
In Syria, the IECD increased its impact with the development of integration projects, short courses and courses to make people ready for employment.
In Morocco, following the success of the training in Aid for Persons with Reduced Mobility and the development of support for entrepreneurs, the teams have been duplicating these models in other structures.
The IECD has arrived in Tunisia and has started to lay the groundwork for Second Chance Schools in Sousse and Kairouan.
Last of all, the Mediterranean New Chance network led new lobbying initiatives this year, targeting certain public institutions. The network also published a best practice guide on gender and organised the first exchange between young people on both sides of the Mediterranean.