Upcoming Events

Impact of Education on Employment: Cases from Germany and Arab Countries

02 - 04 May 2018

Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis (ISSHT)
University Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Seeing the fact that the so-called 'Arab Spring' in Tunisia and in other Arab countries was motivated by social and economic factors in addition to the political reasons: The youth participating in the uprisings were mostly well-educated and most of them hold a university or other education degree. They suffered from joblessness and social marginalization and hoped through the revolution to improve their socio-economic conditions. Nevertheless, the transitional process since the 14th of January 2011 has been slow which has made the Tunisian youth feel disappointed and this in its turn explains their reluctance to take part in the 2014 legislative and presidential elections. Similar scenario is observed in Egypt and other Arab countries. On the other hand, Germany is showing great progress in the education system and in youth employment. Unemployment rate in Germany in November 2017 was 3.9 % versus 15.30 % in Tunisia. However, the rising number of refugees in Germany has its strong impact on education and employment. But still Germany has the lowest youth unemployment rate in Europe. Germany may contribute with solution-oriented approaches to combat the crisis of youth unemployment and by collaborative actions with Tunisia and other Arab countries the crisis can be reduced.  
The AGYA Conference 'Impact of Education on Employment: Cases from Germany and Arab Countries' will address these developments by providing a platform for knowledge exchange between the involved German stakeholders and Arab experts. The AGYA Conference aims at raising awareness among the stakeholders about the necessity of reform at the level of tertiary education and the measures to be taken in order to decrease high rates of youth unemployment, especially unemployment among graduates. It will bring together scholars, decision makers, stakeholders from different universities, companies and ministries to discuss 'lessons learnt' from Germany and Arab countries for the education system and its impact on employment and how the collaboration between the different organization can help to solve the problems that graduated youth are facing.

Date, Time & Venue

02-04 May 2018, 9 am - 5 pm,
Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis (ISSHT)
Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia



Contact & Registration

Students and researcher who are interested to attend can contact. Dr. Henda Mahmoudi, email: hmj[at]biosaline.org.ae



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