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F Rance, Canada , Gulf, and now Germany . Despite the language barrier, the young Tunisians are more and more numerous to want to legally emigrate to the first European economy, crying out of labor.

This growing exodus-with 5,474 work authorizations granted by Germany to Tunisians from January to October 2022, after 4,462 in 2021, and 2,558 in 2020-is stimulated by a lack of quotas and increased recognition in recent years Foreign diplomas, including for qualifying before BAC.

Germany, country with a very low birth rate, has "huge labor needs, not only in health or computer science, but also in hotel and restaurants, building, installation of fiber Optics or truck driving ", explains to AFP Narjess Rahmani, director of the emigration assistance agency" Get in Germany ".

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In the under tension sectors, some employers provide the candidate with a job or learning contract to facilitate the obtaining of the visa, and even finance his basic linguistic training (level B1, about six months of German).

Yeft Benazzouz, director of the Yeft language school, saw the request for a German course explode since 2020.

"before, I had groups of one or two people and it went up to six or seven "He said. Even if since the summer, the pace has slowed down because of high inflation and fall in purchasing power in Tunisia .

"Hardcakers"

In addition to the language, Mr. Benazzouz teaches basic behaviors to adopt, willingly using proverbs to make an impression on the "Pünktlich IST Schon Spät" ("on time it's already late").

"To go to Germany, you have to understand the mentality: they are hardworkers, and they bet a lot on the motivation of young people, the seriousness of work", underlines Ms. Rahmani.

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According to her, Tunisians integrate very easily: "Because we had French colonization, young people are used to foreign languages. We are also very open to other cultures, through tourism and cultural mix long in our history ".

Yeft students are often highly qualified, in a country where initial training is renowned and where unemployment of young graduates reaches summits: around 30%.

The Nermine Hydraulic Engineer Madssia, 25, opted for Germany as her future nurse sister, abandoning offers in France "where there is antimusulman racism, according to this young girl who carries the veil.

She thinks of finding it "respect and consideration with good salary", unlike Tunisia, where average remuneration caps at 1,000 dinars (around 300 euros) and where even an computer engineer -very popular job -touch barely twice this amount at the start of his career.

"A piece of Tunisia"

Tunisia crosses serious economic difficulties with slow growth (less than 3%) and enormous public debt, dug by the Covid, then the war in Ukraine. All doubled in a political crisis since the Kais Saied president seized all the powers in July 2021.

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Result: one in two young people wants to leave, that it is legally (more than 40,000 engineers have emigrated in the past five Years, more than 3,300 doctors ...) or illegally with 16,000 Tunisians who arrived in Italy since the beginning of 2022.

Elyes Jelassi, 28, loops his suitcase, taking care to insert olive oil and spices , "a piece of Tunisia", before flying to Germany.

Under the eyes of his family gathered in their city of Korba, this nurse assures that initially, "he did not think of leaving the country".

"After three years of study and internships in several hospitals, I decided not to make a career in Tunisia. Abroad it will be better," he said to AFP.

Recruited from a distance, Mr. Jelassi won an employment contract in Germany in a Wiesbaden clinic (west), which will even lodge it for free the first six months.

In addition to the salary argument, he is convinced to find more conducive conditions there than in Tunisia where "hospitals suffer from a lack of equipment, which causes conflicts with citizens, and makes work stressful".

But he imagines "not staying for life" in this country, and would like to "return to Tunisia at the age of 50".

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