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
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

7
Partners
6
Countries
9
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Partnership

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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 Vocational 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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HELIOS promotes social inclusion actions in the region of Thessaly, Greece

HELIOS organised a workshop in Greece. The aim? Developing synergies and ideas with local stakeholders to foster social inclusion polices in the region.

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HELIOS involves local policy makers to foster social inclusion of young people in Sicily

Last 1 July 2022, HELIOS organised a capitalisation workshop involving policy makers with the aim to support social inclusion actions in favour of Sicilian young people and wo…

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HELIOS supports the social inclusion of youth and women in the Mediterranean: read it in the 7th Newsletter

Discover the latest initiatives of HELIOS to foster social inclusion in the Mediterranean region.

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HELIOS is hiring an economic operator in Sicily, Italy

The deadline for submitting applications is the 24th June 2022 at 13:00 (Italian local time).

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HELIOS launches a hackathon to transfer green skills to 147 young people in Gaza

147 Palestinian youth participated in the HELIOS hackathon, completing their training on Circular and Blue Economy models and gaining new job skills.

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HELIOS is hiring an economic operator in Italy

The deadline for submitting applications is the 27th May 2022 at 13:00 (Italian local time).

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HELIOS held its Midterm event in Tunisia to foster social inclusion in the Mediterranean area

From 28 to 30 March 2022, HELIOS organised a Midterm event in Tunisia involving over 100 stakeholders in social inclusion actions in favour of young people and women.

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HELIOS reinforces its training in circular economy for NEETs thanks to a new agreement

Through the partnership agreement that HELIOS signed with SCP/RAC, the training courses will include new elements related to the Switcher Support Programme for green entrepren…

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HELIOS involves more than 3 000 young people and women in the employment needs analysis

The results of the employment needs analysis of young people and women from Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Greece, Palestine and Jordan are now available!

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HELIOS launches new training opportunities in the Mediterranean region: read it in the 6th Newsletter

Discover the last HELIOS training opportunities for unemployed young people and women in order to foster social inclusion in the Mediterrane…

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HELIOS organizes in Gaza visits in Blue Economy sectors for 150 young people and women

About 150 Palestinians participating in HELIOS courses, took part in visits to SMEs operating in the sectors of the Blue Economy.

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HELIOS trains 52 young people and unemployed women in Italy, Spain and Greece

HELIOS training courses are taking place all over the Mediterranean. Here is a focus on the training actions carried out in Italy, Spain and Greece!

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HELIOS is hiring consultants for the production of the final publication

The deadline for submitting applications is the 13th December 2021 at 1pm (Italy local time).

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HELIOS launches an e-learning platform, developed in Gaza, to support training actions in the Mediterranean

HELIOS creates an innovative e-tool to support the green training of 1720 young people and unemployed women in the Mediterranean

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HELIOS trains 21 Jordanian women on using Circular Economy in food processing

Raising awareness on the importance to move towards a circular model in Jordan is of utmost importance to save the environment while creating job opportunities is this sector.

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HELIOS focuses on project training opportunities for unemployed young people and women

Through its 5th newsletter, get to know more about the training opportunities developed by HELIOS to foster employment among young people and women in the Mediterranean Region…

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HELIOS trains 100 people on sustainability to better prepare them to enter the labour market

On 25th October, HELIOS started its first edition of a training to young people and unemployed women from 6 Mediterranean countries, on Circular and Blue Economy.

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HELIOS in Gaza explores opportunities for young people in the Blue and Circular economy

All relevant stakeholders attended the workshop organised by the Palestinian partner to explore how these sustainable sectors could be applied in Gaza to create jobs for NEETs…

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HELIOS presented its training courses in Italy: a great response from Sicilian young people

HELIOS project met Sicilian young people during the online Infoday "Training course 1st Edition- Blue and Circular Economy, Soft Skills and Entrepreneurship"! Read…

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HELIOS project is looking for a consultant on communication and training activities in Italy

The deadline for submitting applications/bids is the 4th October 2021, at 1.00 pm (Italy local time).

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Italy: HELIOS is looking for a video maker

ARCES Association (Italy) is selecting a video maker under the HELIOS project. The deadline for submitting applications/bids is 20th of September, at 1pm (Italy Local time).

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Palestine: HELIOS is looking for a Media Production Company

The University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) is selecting a Media Production Company under the HELIOS project. The deadline for submitting applications/bids is by the 15th August 2021.

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HELIOS actions to increase youth employment in the Blue and Circular Economy highlighted in 4th project newsletter

Get to know more about the training opportunities and synergies developed by HELIOS to foster employment among young people

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HELIOS training courses for young people and women: take part in the green change

HELIOS training courses are starting! Are you a NEET (Not engaged in Education, Employment or Training) or an unemployed woman? Do you know the opportunities related to the Bl…

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[HELIOS] Focus on the Circular Economy: why is it so important?

An opportunity for the sustainable future of the Mediterranean and for the social inclusion of young people and women. Read the full news to find out why!

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HELIOS and MYSEA projects together to increase the employment of young people

Read more about the HELIOS-MYSEA synergy to foster green employment with young people in the Mediterranean region.

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HELIOS newsletter: the third edition is now available!

Would you like to know the latest news about the HELIOS project? Read the third edition of its newsletter to stay informed!

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HELIOS will join the seminar “Good Practices and First Year Achievements” organised by MoreThanAJob project

The seminar will involve 12 ENI CBC MED funded projects, in order to share solutions to foster the social inclusion in the Mediterranean reg…

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HELIOS: new tender/job opportunities in Italy

ARCES Association is hiring under the HELIOS project. The deadline for submitting applications/bids is the 22nd February 2021 at 1pm (Italy Local time).

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HELIOS will attend the closing conference of JobMatch2020 project

HELIOS will take part to the closing event of JobMatch2020 on the 12th February 2021. An INTERREG project to foster youth employment in Sicily and Malta.

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HELIOS: new tender/job opportunities in Palestine

The University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) is hiring under the HELIOS project. The deadline for submitting applications/bids is the 25th January 2021 at 3pm (Palestine Local time).

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New year, new opportunities: HELIOS is planning courses for NEETs and Women

Find out what HELIOS is planning for you in 2021. Read more and discover it!

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HELIOS newsletter: the second edition is now available!

Would you like to know the latest news about the HELIOS project? Read the second issue of its newsletter to stay informed!

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HELIOS: job opportunity in Tunisia

The Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fishery (UTAP) is hiring under the HELIOS project. The deadline for submitting applications/bids is by the 20th November 2020.

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HELIOS project joins the Blue Sea Land 2020 with a webinar on the Blue Economy

The webinar “The role of the Blue and Circular Economy in promoting employment and social inclusion in the Mediterranean region” will take place on the 22nd of October 2020.

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The first common newsletter of the social inclusion projects is out!

The aim of the newsletter is to create a community of good practices and experts on social inclusion in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

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HELIOS blue networks are growing: the Blue Generation project joins us

HELIOS and Blue Generation are planning to implement joint training, mentoring and education activities in the field of the Blue and Circular Economy in the Mediterranean regi…

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HELIOS: Supply procurement notice from Tunisia

The deadline for submitting applications/bids is the 25th September 2020. Read the news to find out more!

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[HELIOS] Focus on the Blue Economy: why is it so important?

An opportunity for the sustainable future of the Mediterranean and for the inclusion of young people and women. That is why HELIOS bets on the Blue Economy!

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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.

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