Economy / Employment - Spain

Youth, Women and Employment in the Mediterranean Region: Continuity and Change

07.09.2022 / Created by (EMWF)

The Union for the Mediterranean’s (UfM) 5th Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour, held on 18 May this year in Marrakesh (Morocco), gave ministers the chance to address the issue of unemployment, particularly affecting young people and women in southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) countries. 

This issue has consistently been at the forefront of discussions on international cooperation in the Mediterranean region, since SEMED countries remain characterized by exceptionally high levels of unemployment, a large informal economy and low female labour participation. The UfM Ministerial Conferences on Employment and Labour therefore shed light on how Euro-Mediterranean cooperation adapts itself and reacts to shocks such as the 2008 economic crisis, the Arab Spring, the refugee crisis and, most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Roger Albinyana/ Edward Rodger Martinez
  • Publishing house : IEMed
  • Publication date : 2022
  • Number of pages : 3
  • Language : English


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