Promoting the social inclusion of young people and women in the Mediterranean region by reducing poverty and creating new employment opportunities is at the heart of developing a more equal and cohesive society.
Our planet is experiencing an environmental crisis, for which unless energetic measures are taken, the situation is expected to be irreversible. With the European Climate Law, the European Union is committed to reducing greenhouse net emissions within its territory and, with a 2050 horizon, aims for climate neutrality.
Regarding the Mediterranean region, the strategy of its countries for sustainable development (2016-2025) is expected to encourage regional cooperation to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set in an international framework. The economy should be consistent with the well-being of the environment, and we can achieve this through common objectives and strong country ownership. Investing in the environment, ensures sustainable job opportunities and growth not only at the economic but also at the social level, thus contributing to the well-being of present and future generations.
The Green economy is inextricably linked to the Circular economy. By the term ‘circular economy’ we mean an economic model where nothing is left unused. In essence, it is the answer to the current use economic and production model: ‘produce, consume, discard’. Its purpose is to move from waste back to raw material for the re-creation of products.
Of course, it is taken for granted that the transition to a Green and Circular Economy will lead to the transformation of some professions that exist today, highlighting the need for new, green skills employees and workers. Occupations that will serve and contribute not only to the fight against unemployment but also against climate change.
The GREENLAND project aims to address this labor market gap by providing the necessary skills to young people (up to 30 years old), who are out of employment, education, and training (NEETS), and unemployed women of all ages to be trained on the topics of the Green and Circular economy and then offering internships in institutions and companies.
The project goals are to contribute to social inclusion, by increasing at the same time the employability of the NEETS (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and unemployed women in the Mediterranean Region, facilitating their access to the labor market through training courses aiming to develop marketable skills for adopting in the Green and Circular Economy. In addition, after the end of the training, internships will be developed for the participants in national/transnational SMEs active in this sector.
We aim to create a society in which no one will be left behind! A society that respects nature and is driven by a developed environmental consciousness!
With respect for people and the environment!
Are you interested in the opportunities offered by the Green and Circular Economy? Stay tuned for the project GREENLAND’s future activities!