About the project
In the Mediterranean region, youth unemployment is twice as high as adult unemployment. In the Southern Mediterranean, young people are three times more likely to be out of a job than adults (International Labour Organisation, 2017). Contrarily, prominent sectors, like the sports industry, face challenges finding the right skills for their rising needs. Responding to this challenge, Skills4Sports aims to increase the employability of NEETs by tackling the skills gap in the sports sector. It will create new curricula in sports-related professions including both athletics-related ones (coaches, physicians, etc.) and business oriented ones (merchandising, marketing, administration, event management). This analysis based on skills gap will result in electronic tools (e-learning platform, mobile app and social-media app) addressed to youth and in a network “Strategic Alliance for Skills4Sports” dedicated to key sport stakeholders reducing the skills’ mismatch and offering new job opportunities to NEETS.