About The Programme

MEPEP programme ‘The Multi-Educational Programme for Employment Promotion in Migration-Affected Areas’ is funded by the  European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa (EUTF) and is implemented by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), in collaboration with the Egyptian government, namely, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) and Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE).

MEPEP programme aims at enhancing economic and equal opportunities, for vulnerable groups through fostering a more inclusive social and economic environment by working on the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector education.




Million Euro

Strategic Objective

Fostering a more inclusive social and economic environment and stability in the region.

Specific Objective

Enhancing the economic and equal opportunities, particularly for vulnerable groups, through achieving four outcomes.

Expected Outcomes
Of the Programme


⦿ The quality of the TVET system in the industrial field in terms of teaching methodologies for teachers and trainers and skills acquisition for students.

⦿ Male & female youth employability by promoting job placement & creating synergies with the industrial stakeholders at the national & local levels.


⦿ The physical and technical infrastructure of Sharkeya Governorate’s 10th of Ramadan training Centre.

⦿ Physical and technical equipment of Sharkeya Governorate’s 10th   of Ramadan training Centre.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Related Industrial Sectors

Aided Drafting
Safety & First Aid
Green Energy

For more information about the programme, here’s the MEPEP programme factsheet.

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Targeted Groups

The programme is targeting female and male young students and graduates, adult learners (employed and unemployed), employers, and Egyptian society at large including non-Egyptians.


Females And Males Trainers And Teachers

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At least 270 females and males trainers and teachers from TVET centers and technical schools

Vulnerable People Living In Sharkeya

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At least 2,500 young male and female from vulnerable groups living in Sharkeya Governorate

Indirect Beneficiaries

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At least 15,000 indirect beneficiaries, e.g. household and community members will receive a substantial improvement

Companies, Factories & Agencies

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At least 400 companies/factories/agencies in the district will benefit from wider availability of skilled workforce

Enhancement Of TVET Providers

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Enhancement of at least 60 TVET providers (TVET Centres and Technical Schools)

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The Donor

The “European Union Emergency Trust Fund”- Enhancing the Response to Migration Challenges in Egypt programme, aims for higher stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa, and is aligned with operational framework of the EUTF North Africa Window (EUTF NAW);

More information about EUTF NAW can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/trustfundforafrica/region/north-africa_en

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The Implementing Agency

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, AICS (Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo) in Egypt has as a main objective to eradicate hunger and poverty by working on several dimensions: (i) the social dimension ;(ii) Human Capital development; (iii) economic development; (iv) Agriculture and Rural Development; (v) cultural heritage; (vi) Environment.

More information about AICS – Cairo can be found at https://ilcairo.aics.gov.it/.