Employability in the cultural and creative sectors in Arab Mediterranean countries: The cases of Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco

Employability in the cultural and creative sectors in Arab Mediterranean countries: The cases of Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco

In 2015, Med Culture commissioned a study on Employability in the cultural and creative sectors in Arab Mediterranean countries: The cases of Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.

The study addresses issues and challenges related to employability in the cultural and creative industries in the above mentioned four countries.

The objective of the present study is threefold:

  1. To discuss how the cultural and creative sectors affect employment, and more particularly youth employment;
  2. To scrutinise the main challenges for employment in these sectors, particularly in relation to the mismatch between the offer in skills (in universities and training centres) and the demand of competencies from the employment market;
  3. To consequently rethink employment policies and programmes that are on offer in the employment market.

The present study is invaluable due to the importance of the cultural and creative sectors in contemporary economies in general, and in the named countries of the region in particular. 

Author: Nizar Hariri

Nizar Hariri is an assistant professor and lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated with a PhD degree in 2007 and his thesis was on poverty and interactions in the social theory at the à l'Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille I – France. With various research experiences since 2003, the topics of the research he works on are oriented towards Heritage and Cultural Economics, for he contributed to the Creative Economy Report 2013 inducted by the UNESCO and UNDP. Finally, Nizar Hariri is the national coordinator of the European project TEMPUS PACOME (2013-2015), that aims to launch an observatory for the Labour Market in Lebanon, and he’s a contributor and a participant in the TEMPUS ADIP (2014-2016).

The present study has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of the study published under “thematic studies” is the sole responsibility of Med Culture Technical Assistance Unit and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

 

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