MYSEA
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MYSEA “MYSEA - Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the blue and green economy”

About the project

Given demographic changes, skill mismatches, rigid regulations, gender gaps and persistence of certain socio-cultural norms, the Euro-Mediterranean region faces high unemployment rates of youth, mainly NEETs, and women are underrepresented in the labour market. The growing proliferation of sustainable and eco-responsible innovations in the agri-food and waste management sectors requires new occupational profiles. To achieve this goal, MYSEA aims, from one side, to identify existing and emerging skills and professional needs through oriented training, coaching and mentoring, and from the other side, to involve Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and enterprises encouraging sector-skills alliances through apprenticeship, traineeship and on-the-job training. The project will result in opportunities for young women and NEETs to apply the soft and hard skills learned during the training period and offer a platform to exchange experiences and implement national employment schemes in favour of youth employment.

Key information

MYSEA
MYSEA “MYSEA - Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the blue and green economy”
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.1 Professionalization of young people (NEETS) and women
Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan

Financial data

3.6 million
Total budget
3.3 million
EU contribution
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

6
Partners
5
Countries
21
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Partnership

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Project outputs

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Objective

To increase the employability of young people, women and NEETs in the agri-food and waste management industries by developing training oriented to both sectors and strengthening local governance and sector-skills alliances between economic actors and TVET institutions to align the education curricula with sector’s needs

What will be improved?

MYSEA responds to youth unemployment by transforming borders into a possibility for cooperation and development. It brings 6 partners to identify and address common challenges and opportunities. Partners across borders will exchange knowledge, good practices and experiences, and foster commitment and ownership of project results and impacts. They will contribute to the establishment of a common-region identity. The project will increase the capacity of TVET institutions to implement national employment schemes in favour of youth employment.

Who will benefit?

  • Young people (from 18 to 24 years old) 
  • NEETs (up to 30 years old) and women (all ages) with fewer career opportunities
  • Business actors and non-governmental actors involved in the agri-food and waste management industries
  • TVET institutions in the agri-food and waste management sectors
     

Expected achievements

  • 3 training packages on transversal, digital and sector-oriented skills
  • 200 certificates of traineeship and on-the job training
  • 20 mobile-friendly microlearning to self-directed learning
  • 15 associations launched to promote sustainable and eco-responsible innovation
  • 15 creative workshops to learn skills in digital storytelling, photography and video making 
  • 90 potential employment contracts
  • 15 days training of TVETs staff in the industry
  • 15 days training of economic sectors staff in TVET institutions

Contribution to policy-making

MYSEA foresees the formulation of 1 work policy for youth and 1 skills development agenda per country. This is why 15 local, regional and national authorities and ministries are involved in the training programmes, to draw the need for a new policy paradigm to promote inclusive job-youth growth. The youth dimension of employment promotion policies needs to be embedded in the policy-making process and supported by national authorities and budget allocation. The project will target institutional actors as key actors for long-term change and promote their participation during the training to strengthen capacities and governance.

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