HELIOS and Blue Generation projects together: a new synergy was born to strengthen the blue growth in the Mediterranean region
HELIOS and Blue Generation have a meeting point: the Blue Economy.
As mentioned in one of the last article, HELIOS project aims to enhance the awareness of the Blue Economy job opportunity, through the training of young people and women in the Mediterranean Region.
To unlock this ambitious goal is strategically important the cooperation with other projects with similar objectives to exchange of knowledge and best practices.
This is the reason for collaborating with the Blue Generation project: let’s find out more about!
The Blue Generation Project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project is coordinated by Militos Consulting SA in Greece and Sea Teach in Spain, and is implemented by an international consortium in Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Portugal, and Spain with support from Blue Economy Experts from Belgium, Germany, Iceland and Norway.
The objective of the Blue Generation Project is to inspire and engage young people between 15 and 29 years to pursue a sustainable career in one of the following Blue Economy sectors: coastal tourism, aquaculture, ocean energy, marine biotechnology, shipbuilding, maritime transport and fisheries.
In a nutshell, the project aim to:
• Improve the employment situation for young people and especially NEETs (Neither in Employment or in Education or Training).
• Increase participation in education and training of former NEETs.
• Provision of innovative approaches on lowering youth unemployment.
• Increase transnational cooperation on labour market issues.
What will the synergy produce?
The nature of the collaborative actions includes a close cooperation between the two projects in order to identify information, competencies and soft skills on the new and emerging professions and potential training requirements in the Blue Economy sectors.
The networks (T-Vet, SMEs, Local Authorities) created by the two projects during their implementation will also be shared.
In addition, the Blue Generation Project Job Portal and Helios e-learning platform will be put in communication to promote their visibility against young people and women interested to discover Blue Economy opportunities.
Unity is strength, #GOMED!
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