The Outermost Regions: European lands In the world - Saint-Martin

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Date : 24/10/2017

Saint-Martin is an island of the Caribbean Sea. The Northern part of the island is a French overseas department, 6700 km away from Paris, with 36 000  inhabitants.

Recently devastated by hurricane Irma, Saint-Martin needs to rebuild its key infrastructure.

While its rich biodiversity can help boost tourism, its industry (mainly construction) is relatively weak and poorly structured. The Region currently doesn’t offer any University level education training. However, building on the multilingualism of its population (French, English and Spanish) the region would like to
develop a language education offer.

Saint-Martin has a young population, heavily affected by unemployment and early school leaving.

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