Tunis, – The European Commission granted Tunisia 60 million euro to finance the Support Program for Education, Mobility, Research and Innovation (EMORI).

The program is part of the Single Support Framework 2014-2016, between Tunisia and the EU.

Tunisian Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Mohamed Fadhel Abdelkefi said the program aims to support the Tunisian strategy of sustainable development through the improvement of the quality of the education system, encouraging the opening of scientific research centers onto the economic environment and improving the employability of researchers, state news agency (TAP) reported.

The program focuses on the development of governance in the education sector, modernization of basic infrastructure standards of educational institutions, promotion of preparatory education programs, strengthening of the skills of those in charge of reform, as well as the educational framework through the system of continuing education, besides contributing to developing a comprehensive strategy for the generalization of the digital school and the prevention of school failure.

With regard to scientific research, the program aims to enable research centers to make better use of the European framework program for research and innovation “horizon 2020”, to support innovation in the private sector, through strengthening links between universities and research centers and establishing a national quality assessment agency, in addition to improving the employability of students. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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