MYSEA
Courtesy of CIES ONLUS
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

Start date
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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

  • 15 training packages on transversal, digital and sector-oriented skills
  • 1000 certificates of traineeship and on-the job training
  • 100 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 
  • 450 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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Project news

MYSEA project is looking for experts in Italy

CIES Onlus, Lead Beneficiary of MYSEA project is looking for experts in different areas of intervention. Deadline to apply: 8th October 2021

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MYSEA project open day events: actions for the promotion of labour inclusion in the Mediterranean

More than 300 people joined the Open Day events organized by MYSEA project partners during the last weeks.

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Italy: MYSEA project is hiring a senior communication officer

Cies ONLUS, lead beneficiary of the ‘Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the blue and green economy’ (MYSEA) project, is looking for a “senior communication office…

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MYSEA project is hiring a job orientation expert in Lebanon

The Lebanese Development Network, partner of the ‘Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the blue and green economy’ (MYSEA) project, is looking for a Job orientation…

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MYSEA launches a survey to identify skills´ mismatch in the agriculture and waste management sector

MYSEA project invites economic actors, TVET institutions, youth, and women to fill in questionnaires and attract growth opportunities

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MYSEA organizes series of events to foster labour inclusion of youth, NEETs and women in the blue and green economy sectors

MYSEA project invites TVET institutions, economic actors and more to join the Open Day Week, a series of events to take place in Jordan, Ita…

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MYSEA project is looking for a Senior Project Manager (UPDATED)

CIES ONLUS, lead beneficiary of the MYSEA project, is looking for a Senior Project Manager. The deadline for the submission of applications is 16.07.2021.

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MYSEA Project Coordination Meeting: an invitation for stakeholders to join the project activities

Special attention on the next phase of the project. But before it is essential to conduct specific preliminary research to get a valuable ba…

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Tunisia: MYSEA project is looking for a Socio-Economic Expert

The Tunisian Union of Social Solidarity, partner of the MYSEA project, is looking for a Socio-Economic Expert. The deadline for the submission of applications is 15.06.2021.

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Lebanon: MYSEA project is hiring an External Financial Auditor

The Lebanese Development Network, partner of the MYSEA project, is looking for an external financial auditor. The deadline for the submission of applications is 06.06.2021

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Italy: MYSEA project team enlarges! Meet Leonardo, a new Interreg Volunteer Youth

Leonardo Galletti is very glad to be part of this challenging project that will allow him to grow professionally and to share his knowledge about social inclusion

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Lebanon: MYSEA project Open Day to advance cooperation in the Mediterranean

An Open Day to talk about the project efforts on taking the most out of the blue economy opportunities and creating employment for disadvantaged people.

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MYSEA project: a successful first semester towards increasing employability of youth, women and NEETs

Building the foundation of excellence in agri-food and waste management sectors

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MYSEA project is looking for a Senior Project Manager

CIES ONLUS, lead beneficiary of the MYSEA project, is looking for a Senior Project Manager. The deadline for the submission of applications is 18.06.2021.

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MYSEA: Towards solutions for NEETs and women employment?

MYSEA is developing a methodology to tackle unemployment as well as the skill mismatch and gender gap in the agrifood and waste management in Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan.

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Two new tender opportunities under the MYSEA strategic project in Italy

Cies ONLUS, lead beneficiary of the MYSEA project, is looking for an “Expert for the organization of events” and a “Supply for the logistical organization”.

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A multi-stakeholder approach to represent the interest of disadvantaged groups: an interview with Lucia Conti, MYSEA project manager

MYSEA contributes to the design of the NEXT MED Programme 2021-2027 for a smarter, greener and more inclu…

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A new tender opportunity under the MYSEA strategic project in Jordan

The Jordan University of Science and Technology, partner of the MYSEA project is looking for an External Financial Auditor.

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MYSEA is hiring for staff in Jordan

The Jordan University of Science and Technology, partner of the MYSEA project, is looking for a “Communication Expert Senior” and a “Financial Support Senior”.

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MYSEA and HELIOS project: Boosting job creation in the green, blue and circular economy through synergies

How to achieve a greater impact to strengthen social inclusion of women and NEETs in Italy, Jordan, Greece and Tunisia?

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MYSEA project: bridging the skill mismatches and the gender gap in the Euro-Mediterranean area?

The project addresses youth, women and NEETS unemployment by transforming borders into a possibility for cooperation and development.

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MYSEA project official launch: promoting inclusive job-youth growth in the blue and green economy

On 15 February 2021, 11h00 – 12h45 (Rome time), five countries will jointly hold a press conference to launch the MYSEA strategic project.

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Italy: MYSEA project is looking for an External Auditor

CIES ONLUS, lead beneficiary of the MYSEA project, is looking for an external auditor. The deadline for the submission of applications is 19.02.2021.

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MYSEA Project to Increase Professional Skills in the Agri-Food and Waste Management Sectors

From January 12th to 14th 2021, the partners of the "MYSEA” got together through a series of virtual meetings to officially launch the project.

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MYSEA project kick off press conference

On 15 February 2021, 11h00–12h45 (GMT), the MYSEA project will be launched online with the press.

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Italy: MYSEA project is looking for staff

The University of Palermo )Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences), partner of the MYSEA project, is looking for a research fellow.