The ETF has been supporting Lebanon in the development of education and training to boost employability, increase access to opportunity and promote social cohesion. Complementing the work of the European Commission and the EU’s External Action Service, including assistance to the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, the ETF supports policy dialogue providing input to bilateral subcommittee meetings, monitoring of European Neighbourhood Policy action plans and annual country updates.
The ETF is supporting the EU Delegation on its technical assistance project for more practice-oriented VET, the finalisation of the national Strategic Framework 2018-2022 TVET action plan, and the reengineering of the UNRWA’s TVET system and services for Palestine Refugees.
In 2020, the ETF will support the design of a national employer’s survey building on the ETF’s previous pilot surveys. The ETF will also work with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, schools and other donor organisations on the operationalisation of Guidance Employment Offices.
Lebanon is also participating in the ETF’s Quality Assurance Forum and the Community of Practice of the Union for the Mediterranean following a Ministerial Declaration signed in Portugal, in April 2019.