HELIOS
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enHancing thE sociaL Inclusion Of neetS

About the project

One of the main challenges in the Mediterranean region is to reduce the high rates of NEETs and prominent skills mismatch which currently prevail. Curricula for skills courses are often not based on a strategic analysis of the local economy and/or consultation with local enterprises in order to determine sectors of potential growth capable of absorbing new trainees. HELIOS will tackle this issue focusing on the Blue and Circular Economy (BaCE), identified as an economic sector with great potential for regenerative economic growth among NEETs. The project will provide curricula for innovative targeted and tailored skills training courses oriented towards specific needs of the BaCE labour market and the needs of NEETs, based on direct interaction with local enterprises. This will be achieved through soft skills coaching and mentoring actions, as well as the creation of e-learning tools and methodologies supported by new technologies to facilitate skills learning for NEETs and women.

Key information

HELIOS
enHancing thE sociaL Inclusion Of neetS
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.1 Professionalization of young people (NEETS) and women
Italy, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Palestine, Jordan

Financial data

2.7 million
Total budget
2.5 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

7
Partners
6
Countries
9
Technical outputs

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What will be improved?

On the one hand, local economies will be enriched thanks to the increase of labour workforce trained consistently with actual business needs, upgrading of professional skills of vulnerable unemployed people, and professional mobility across the Mediterranean region. On the other hand, it is expected that low skilled people will increase their chance to find employment. Finally, a stronger link between Technical and Social Education and Training (TVET) institutions and the needs of local enterprises will be established.

Who will benefit?

  • Young NEETs and unemployed women 
  • TVET institutions and local enterprises from the Blue and Circular Economy sector
  • Tourism enterprises and local authorities

Expected achievements

  • 1 software for profiling the situation of NEETs in each involved area 
  • 6 specific sector identified with high potential for employment within the blue and circular economy 
  • 9 professional curricula oriented to the needs of the labour market
  • 6 agreements between training institutions and BaCE businesses to better connect TVETs with market needs
  • 1,720 NEETs and women trained in the Blue and Circular Economy
  • 4 art events around the topic of the blue economy 
  • 24 young people and women involved in cross-border traineeships
     
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Project news

Let's find out more about HELIOS: social inclusion and sustainable economy

This article explains the bond between a more sustainable economy and the social inclusion in HELIOS project. Read the full news and find more about the project mission!

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HELIOS project is hiring a Blue Economy Consultant

The deadline for the submission of applications is the 3rd August 2020 at 1 pm (Italy local time).

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Social inclusion: HELIOS newsletter is now available!

Read the HELIOS newsletter to stay informed about the latest news of the project. Find out more in the the May/June edition!

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HELIOS: five tender/job opportunities in Tunisia

The Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fishery (UTAP) is hiring under the HELIOS project. The deadline for submitting applications/bids is the 2nd July 2020.

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A new collaboration for HELIOS: let's discover BYTHOS project!

HELIOS and BYHTOS have a common goal: to encourage the growth of the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean area. Let's find out how!

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Palestine: HELIOS meets the local employment authority and the Society of Women Graduates in Gaza

Some news from the HELIOS activities in Gaza, Palestine lead by project partner "University College of Applied Sciences."

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09 June 2020
HELIOS at the info day "Call for Capitalization Projects" organised by Regione Puglia and Lazio

On Friday 12nd June, HELIOS project will attend the webinar aimed at potential Italian applicants under the ENI CBC MED capitalization call.

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08 June 2020
Restart of HELIOS activities in Tunisia

Local meetings with women, young people and Blue and Circular economy organizations were held to restart HELIOS cooperation activities in Tunisia.

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03 June 2020
Italy: HELIOS is looking for a translator

The deadline for the submission of applications is June 19th 2020, at 1 pm (Italy local time).

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27 May 2020
HELIOS is hiring an external auditor

The deadline for the submission of bids is Tuesday June 30th, 2020.

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20 May 2020
HELIOS project is looking for a Press Officer

The deadline to apply is 03/06/2020 at 1pm (Italy local time).

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18 May 2020
The synergies between HELIOS, RESMYLE and MedTOWN take shape!

Some news about the development of the synergies between HELIOS, RESMYLE and MedTOWN projects.

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14 May 2020
The HELIOS project is selecting an external auditor

The deadline for the submission of bids is Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 3pm (Palestine local time).

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11 May 2020
HELIOS faces the COVID-19 pandemic

Here are some good intentions and solutions that HELIOS is adopting to face the COVID-19 crisis.

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06 April 2020
The HELIOS project is selecting an external auditor

The deadline for the submission of bids is Monday, April 20th,2020

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16 March 2020
HELIOS project is looking for a leading expert in the field of project management

ARCES Association (Italy) is looking for a leading expert in the field of the Project Management. The deadline to apply is 27/03/2020 at 6pm (Italy Local time).

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18 February 2020
HELIOS: supply procurement notice from ARCES

The deadline for the submission of bids is Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.

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18 February 2020
HELIOS: supply procurement notice from COSVAP

The deadline for the submission of bids is Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.

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13 February 2020
The HELIOS project is selecting an external auditor

The deadline for the submission of bids is Friday, February 28th, 2020

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06 February 2020
Blue economy: HELIOS builds network with key sector actors in Tunisia

The project created bilateral relations with 20 NGOs, 4 training centers and 15 public and private institutions during the Blue Economy forum held in Gabès, Tunisia from 10th …

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04 February 2020
Job vacancy at 'Acción contra el Hambre' under the HELIOS project

The Spanish organisation 'Acción contra el Hambre' is hiring under the HELIOS project.

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17 January 2020
Job vacancy at ARCES under project HELIOS

ARCES (Italy), lead applicant of project HELIOS is looking for a consultant on profiling activities of neets interested in operating in the blue and circular economy sectors.

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15 December 2019
HELIOS, a new project to foster the social inclusion of NEETs and women

The project addresses jointly the issues of social exclusion and climate change.