Launch of Youth Inclusion and Employment Project

Entrepreneurial ecosystems
On 10th March, the Youth Inclusion and Employment Project (YIEP) was launched in Rabat as part of the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme II (DAPP II). Swisscontact and partner organisations introduced themselves and their contributions to the project.

The launch event was organised by Action Aid Denmark, Alianza Por La Solidaridad and their partner organisations. After the opening address by the Danish Embassy, the project and its implementing organisations were presented. A panel discussion was held with representatives from six local civil society organisations involved in implementing the YIEP activities.

The project aims to support an environment where young people can access decent employment and create their own businesses thanks to training, coaching and access to finance. Swisscontact and its local partners are in charge of the implementation of the entrepreneurship support activities.

"We are proud to support youth employment and entrepreneurship, an area of great importance. I would like to congratulate all our partners on this new phase of the Dano-Arab Partnership Programme, which we will follow with great interest here in Morocco."
Jesper Kammersgaard, Ambassador of Denmark to Morocco
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
The Danish Arab Partnership Program (DAPP) was established in 2003 by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida). The current phase of the DAPP (2022-2027) focuses on employment and human rights in the MENA region, with a primary focus on youth. The activities focus on Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan, and address some of the root causes of youth migration to Europe.