Leader: Torino Province

Partners: Latin Arc, Alessandria Province, Savona Province, La Spezia Province, Aude Department Council, Tarragona Provincial Council, Barcelona Provincial Council, FELCOS. 

Period: 2012-2014

Total budget: 50.188€

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 24.255€






Mediterranean network for job governance


Project description

The main goal of the project is to enhance skills development among Moroccan local officers and technicians in the definition of a governance model for vocational training. This model shall respond to fluctuations in supply and demand and give support to local economic development.

This model – conceived as a platform for the analysis of previous experiences – shall serve as a basis for the formulation and implementation of labour and training policies in Morocco. The project promotes multilevel governance in the training/labour sector and enhances the technical skills of local institutions through the sharing of good practice among the participating actors. Moreover, it aims to lay the basis for the implementation of pilot actions in the tourism sector for Moroccan youth.

The Med Net Job project coincides with an important phase in Morocco’s decentralisation process. Such a process originated in a context of rapid change that led to the adoption of a new constitution. The newly adopted charter shall therefore define the country’s Communal Charter, which lays the basis for regulation of local competences and territorial governance. In this respect, vocational training as such is not among the competences of Moroccan intermediate and local governments. However, these administrations have competences over the so-called “proximity policies” on economic, social and cultural territorial development. It is in this way that we can consider vocational training to be part of local-level competences. 



  1. To promote the development of multi-level governance processes in education and employment through skills development and  the sharing of good practice.
  2. To create a territorial laboratory for experimentation which will also serve as a meeting point for local adminstrations and enterprises where supply and demand meet.
  3. To design a training model according to the labour market situation. This model shall activate a network that will be comprised of local and supra-local public and private actors.






  • Moroccan delegation on preparatory visit to Torino (June-July 2012)

  • Latin Arc delegation visit Morocco (2012 and December 2014)

  • Moroccan delegation on a StudyTour in Italy (16 to 22 November 2014)

  • Technical assistance to Moroccan partners

  • Analysis and diagnosis: “Professional training and supply and demand in Morocco’s Larache Province”


Experiences, challenges and opportunities of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the Mediterranean: Final Seminar of the SSE project

The conference entitled “Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Innovative Solutions to Development Problems in Mediterranean countries?” was held in Toulouges (France) on December 13. This event was the final seminar of the “Study on Social and Solidarity Economy in the Latin Arc”. Led by the Pyrénées-Orientales Department, the SSE project partnership is comprised of members from all three Latin Arc states – such as France’s CRESS Corsica, Haute Corse and Hérault Departments, Spain’s Tarragona, Granada and Lleida Provincial Councils as well as Italy’s Mantova and Viterbo Provinces. The partnership has been working on the project for two years.

4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean in Tangiers: territorial diplomacy for concrete cooperation actions in the Mediterranean.

The 4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean was held in Tangiers on Nov 30th. Political representatives from several Mediterranean countries joined the political round table in order to discuss the role of local and regional governments in the construction of Mediterranean diplomacy.

Latin Arc New Website Out Now!

The Latin Arc brand new website is out now! Our new site presents readers with an improved design that contains 7 sections covering the latest news and events, former and on-going projects, policy actions and partnerships.



Save the date: Kick-off meeting of the Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism to be held in Marseille on March 16-17th

The kick-off meeting of the Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism will be held in Marseille on March 16-17th.

Latin Arc to host “European Cooperation Projects Workshop Day” on Feb. 23rd in Barcelona

The Latin Arc will host the European Cooperation Projects Workshop Day on February 23rd in Barcelona. The event will be comprised of several preparatory workshops for the submission of projects to the upcoming EU funding calls.

First working meeting of the ES-EM-CIA and EMPL-ECO-MED projects to be held Lleida on February 7th

Latin Arc will participate in the first working meeting of the ES-EM-CIA and EMPL-ECO-MED projects. These two initiatives, which were approved last October in Latin Arc’s call for projects, focus on issues of employment and entrepreneurship in rural areas.