The ETF cooperates with and complements the work of the European Commission and the work of the EU’s External Action Service in its support to Palestine, including providing assistance to The Office of the European Union Representative in support of EU-Palestine bilateral policy dialogue with input for European Neighbourhood Policy action plan monitoring and bilateral subcommittee meetings and delivery of annual country updates to the Directorate-General for Employment.
The ETF will continue to enlarge its network of relevant country stakeholders. It is part of a working group together with GIZ, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), International Labour Organization, Enabel, and the Ministry of Labour.
In 2020 the ETF will cooperate with GIZ on its Programme for Access to the Labour Market (PALM) and on Enabel’s new project, Skilled Young Palestine, which aims to enhance young people’s transition to employment and self-employment through improved skills and competences (21st-century skills). The ETF’s cooperation will focus on the provision of entrepreneurship expertise and awareness raising of EntreComp (Entrepreneurship Competence Framework) and DigiComp (Digital Competence Framework), and also on sharing methodologies for labour market intelligence analysis.
Palestine is an active member of the ETF Forum for Quality Assurance and a member of the Communities of Practice, as a follow-up to the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Declaration signed in Portugal in April 2019.
* This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual position of the Member States on this issue.