TitleYouth Employment Support Program (PAJE) - Structuring the social, solidary and innovative
economy and supporting the development of youth entrepreneuship (MS2)
Type of projectSustainable Economic Development
ClientProgramme PAJE
Origin of fundingEuropean Commission - EuropeAid, Brussels, Belgium
Duration01/2016 - 09/2019

One of the priorities EU-Algerian technical cooperation with Algeria within the 2014-2017 program is related to labor market and employment promotion. In this regard the Youth-Employment Support Program (PAJE) is part of this cooperation and aims to support the Algerian government in its national policy for youth and employability as well as the inclusion of young people and civil society efforts for better integration of young people in the society. This support comprises activities on central as well as local level in four pilot wilayas (Annaba, Bechar, Khenchela, Oran).

The Program is structured around 3 components:

  • Component 1 - Strengthening of intersectoral partnerships and - implementation of the National Youth Policy.
  • Component 2 - Youth and Civil Society.
  • Component 3 – Supporting activities promoting employability.

Component 3 focuses on innovative measures related to the social economy and integrates different ministries concerning in their projects and their development plans. Social enterprises may play a leading role in pilot Wilayas to support the creation and development of new social and charitable projects promoting youth employability and contributing to regional development.

This component 3 includes two axes of intervention:

  1. Supporting the development of an innovative social economy, creating of new approaches and jobs;
  2. Introducing innovative instruments supporting leadership and entrepreneurship.