The MEF Fellowship Scheme duration is of 10 months (March – December 2016) and has 2 objectives:
(1) to provide an opportunity for motivated postgraduates to deepen their research and experience a fresh perspective on youth unemployment, as well as provide Tunisia with a new set of highly qualified and motivated junior intellectuals and
(2) to build international networks with a shared passion for the deepest theoretical questions and pressing practical problems of unemployment.
The MEF Fellows will advance their research, engage with departments and colleagues at the MEF, deliver reports and, as a culmination of their time at MEF, join an international community in Germany during a one-week study trip in August 2016 to visit researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurs to synthesize their learning at the MEF as well as further address questions and ideas arising from their participation in MEF projects, particularly the #JobsForTunisia project.
The #JobsForTunisia project is a new and ambitious, MEF-led initiative to transform the Tunisian economy through identification of opportunities to unlock growth, better governance and leadership development. The project is dedicated to the renewal of Tunisian socio-economic politics, prosperity, and dialogue – in a manner adapted to the Digital Age.
It consists of three (3) cycles with the themes of:Agriculture, Information Technology (IT) and Renewable Energy. In each cycle MEF plans to organize three (3) workshops in different Tunisian governorates and one (1) roundtable in Tunis.