Alexandria

Joining the EU campus tour in Egypt at the University of Alexandria

Our Director Cesare Onestini joined today the campus tour organised in Egypt by the European Union, to celebrate the University of Alexandria's outstanding work in entrepreneurship.

The University of Alexandria was awarded as best project in the EU neighbourhood for entrepreneurial skills development. The prize was handled in Helsinki, in 2019, during the EU Vocational Skills Week and under the presence of former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Marianne Thyssen.

Egypt,  presenting an outstanding project

An alternative, but equally impressive practice, is taking place at the Alexandria University of Egypt, which offers an entrepreneurship course incorporating all components of the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. A salient feature in this good practice is the comprehensive, yet flexible way in which it is delivered.

All higher education students undertake the course to develop the entrepreneurship key competence and at the same time, it is delivered flexibly so that adult learners can benefit. The University Incubator supports in taking promising initiatives forward and obtaining globally recognised industry accreditation.

The EU Vocational Education and Training Excellence Awards

The Vocational Education and Training Excellence Awards are an important element of the European Vocational Skills Week. They highlight best practice and recognise excellence in vocational education and training all over Europe and in the countries neighbouring the EU.  It fosters network building and new career opportunities. Winners of the awards become ambassadors in their field. More here

The ETF action in Egypt

The ETF has been supporting Egypt since 1999, when the agency’s mandate was enlarged to the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. In that same year, Egyptian stakeholders attended a meeting at the ETF headquarters for the first time. Since then, the ETF has been complementing the work of the European Commission and the European External Action Service in its support to Egypt. More here