ENTREPRENEURIAL LEARNING AND SKILLS FOR ENTERPRISES IN THE SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN REG IO N MARIAVITTO RIA G ARLAPPI, SBA ASSESSESSMENT TEAM LEADER

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1 ENTREPRENEURIAL LEARNING AND SKILLS FOR ENTERPRISES IN THE SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN REG IO N MARIAVITTO RIA G ARLAPPI, SBA ASSESSESSMENT TEAM LEADER MILANO, 2 JUNE 2014

2 WHAT IS ETF AGENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION To support reforms of vocational education and training for sustainable development, with a special focus on competitiveness and social cohesion THROUGH: - input to Commission sector programming and project cycles - partner country capacity building - policy analyses (evidence-base) - disseminating and exchanging information and experience in the international community

3 THEMES A. VET SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND PROVISION; B. LABOUR MARKET NEEDS AND EMPLOYABILITY C. ENTERPRISES AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT: EDUCATION AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

4 South Eastern Europe Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia Turkey and Iceland Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Israel Eastern Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Russia 4

5 SOCIAL PARTNERS AND THE PRIVATE SECTO R PRIMARY PARTNER IN POLICY ANALYSIS AND POLICY MAKING TO MAKE VET MORE QUALITATIVE AND RELEVANT FOR - BETTER (YOUTH) EMPLOYABILITY - ECONOMIC GROWTH AND COMPETITIVENESS

6 THE SMALL BUSINESS ACT ASSESSMENT A POLICY FRAMEWORK TO HELP COUNTRIES DEVELOP POLICIES TO SUPPORT SME START-UPS AND GROWTH (10 DIMENSIONS) A CROSS REGIONAL TOOL FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION, SOUTH NEIGHBOURHOOD, EAST NEIGHBOURHOOD, WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEY. THE HUMAN CAPITAL IMPORTANCE: - DIM. 1: ENTREPRENEURIAL LEARNING ACROSS THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM - DIM. 8.1: SKILLS FOR ENTERPRISES

7 5 4,5 4 3,5 3 2,5 2 1,5 1 0,5 0 DIMENSION 1: 2008(5) AND 2013 (9) 1. Entrepreneurial learning Algeria Egypt Israel Jordan Lebanon Morocco PA Tunisia comparable weighted averages between 2008 and ,5 4 3,5 3 2,5 2 1,5 1 0,5 0

8 KEY FINDINGS IN THE REGION A POLICY JOINED UP POLICY FRAMEWORK ON ENTREORENEURSHIP REMAINS A CHALLENGE DESPITE INCREASED AWARENESS ON ITS IMPORTANCE LIMITED LEADERSHIP BY EDUCATION MINISTRIES TO ENTREPRENEURIAL LEARNING DEVELOPMENT EXCELLENT DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD PRACTICES, MAINLY THROUGH PROJECTS (MANY OUTSIDE FORMAL EDUCATION) POST SECONDARY SEEMS TO BE MORE ADVANCED THAN SECONDARY (DIRECT LINKS TO BUSINESS) WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: WEAK POLICY FRAMEWORK, BOTTOM UP NETWORKS EXIST, GOOD PRACTICES NOT SCALED UP, SCOPE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING PROVISION, ACCESS IS A KEY ISSUE

9 THE WAY FORWARD REINFORCE POLICY MAKING : MORE LEADERSHIP AND POLICY INITIATIVE BY MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION BUILD PARTNERSHIP AMONG GOVERNMENT (EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRY), CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR: COORDINATION AND CONSULTATION SUPPORT MORE STRATEGIC EXCHANGE OF QUALITY-ASSURED GOOD PRACTICE TO INFORM POLICY DEVELOPMENTS AND BECOME STANDARD PRACTICES STRENGTHEN COOPERATION AMONG HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR LINKS WITH BUSINESS IMPROVE ACCESS FOR WOMEN (TO EDUCATION, CREDIT, MENTORING, COACHING) AND DEVELOP ROLE MODELS AND CARRY OUT SPECIFIC TRANING NEEDS ANALYSIS (FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP, IT SKILLS,.)

10 5,00 4,50 4,00 3,50 3,00 2,50 2,00 1,50 1,00 0,50 0,00 DIM. 8.1: 2008 (5) AND 2013 (8) Algeria Egypt Israel Jordan Lebanon Morocco PA Tunisia comparable weighted averages between 2008 and ,00 4,50 4,00 3,50 3,00 2,50 2,00 1,50 1,00 0,50 0,00

11 KEY FINDINGS IN THE REG IO N AD HOC INITIATIVES, OFTEN SECTOR BASED, ON TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS SUPPORT MEASURES FOR BUSINESS START-UPS AND GROWTH AVAILABLE. THOUGH ACCESS IS A DIFFERENT STORY (FUNDING; IDENTIFICATION NEEDS...). EFFICIENCY? TRAINING FOR INTERNATIONALISATION WELL DEVELOPED ONLINE TRAINING STILL VERY LIMITED (DESPITE ITS POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE ACCESS) VERY WEAK AVAILABILITY OF DATA (HEAVILY PENALISES SCORES) 11

12 THE WAY FORWARD STATE BUSINESS ESTABLISH LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TO SYSTEMATICALLY ARTICULATE TRAINING NEEDS TO INFORM TRAINING DESIGN A FRAMEWORK FOR A COMPREHENSIVE AND REGULAR TNA IS SET UP MORE ACTIVE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR BUILD ON CURRENT MECHANISMS SUPPORTING SMES TO SYSTEMATICALLY COLLECT DATA ON SKILLS NEEDS AND ACCESS TO TRAINING EVALUATION OF EFFICIENCY OF CURRENT MECHANISMS

13 KEY MESSAGES SECOND CHARTER ASSESSMENT SHOWS LIMITED PROGRESS (NEED TO CONSIDER THE DIFFICULT SITUATION DURING THE ASSESSMENT PERIOD) TOWARDS AN EL POLICY FRAMEWORK JOINED UP POLICY FRAMEWORKS TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ARE STILL WEAK - TO THE EXPENSE OF COORDINATION, FOCUS AND IMPACT PARTNERSHIPS AMONG DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES/MINISTRIES, PRIVATE SECTOR AND CIVIL SOCIETY ARE ON THE MAKING (AD HOC) SYSTEMATIC INTELLIGENCE ON SMES STILL MISSING (NEEDED TO ESTABLISH NECESSARY POLICIES, SUPPORT STRUCTURES AND TRAINING - OTHERWISE MPACT, EFFICIENCY ARE?) GOOD AVAILABILITY OF TRAINNG AND SUPPORT SERVICES (MAINLY IN MAIN CITIES) AND SUPPOT SERVICES - HOWEVER ACCESS IS AN ISSUE WEALTH OF GOOD PRACTICES AND BOTTOM UP INITITATIVES: SCALE UP THROUGH STRATEGIC SHARING, COORINATION AND CONSULTATION WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP REFLECTS THE ABOVE IN ACCENTUATED WAY: POLICY FRAMEWORK TOO WEAK TO ENSURE IMPACT; ACCESS EVEN MORE AN ISSUE, NEED FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS ANALYSIS

14 ETF FOLLOW UP IN 2014 CONTRIBUTE TO DISSEMINATION OF ASSESSMENT RESULTS IN REGIONAL AND NATIONAL EVENTS LINK AND USE ASSESSMENT RESULTS TO ETF ACTIVITIES IN THE COUNTRIES BRIDGE BETWEEN EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND SME ACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO POLICY DIALOGUE ON EURO-MEDITERRANEAN INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION IN LINE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE 19 FEBRUARY 2014

15 NATIONAL DISSEMINATION WORKSHOPS ALGIERS: JUNE RABAT: JUNE TEL AVIV: 7-9 JULY TUNIS: SEPTEMBER (TBC) TRIPOLI: SEPTEMBER BEYROUTH: SEPTEMBER AMMAN: 7-9 OCTOBER RAMALLAH: OCTOBER CAIRO: NOVEMBER

16 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND ACTIO N MS MARIAVITTORIA GARLAPPI - AND ETF COUNTRY MANAGERS

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