Since 1998 we have been supporting Tunisia to develop vocational 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 support to the Delegation of the European Union to Tunisia.
The ETF is providing essential assistance across this agenda in particular to promote entrepreneurial learning across the VET system and the development of key entrepreneurship competences. In 2020 the ETF will continue its support to the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment on VET governance regionalisation as part of the VET reform strategy which will be further supporting during fifth round of the Torino assessment report which will be implemented also at regional level.
The ETF is supporting the Delegation with technical input on regionalisation, qualifications and smart specialistation within the IRADA programme, providing input to policy monitoring mechanisms through annual country updates, and follow-up of the Mobility Partnership. Tunisia is an active member of the ETF Forum for Quality Assurance and a member of the Communities of Practice established further to the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Declaration signed in Portugal in April 2019. Findings from a pilot study on the use of big data for labour market matching will provide input the ETF's advice.