GreenEnter4Future project combines two of the most important challenges in 2st century. Activate, involve youth in solving environmental issues, which have harmful effects of human activities as the next generation will basically design our future and the future of a whole planet and empower Youth Workers to help counter the dramatic increase of unemployment situations among young people – with the mission to generate educational value, green employment horizons for long-term capacity building, from the dynamic interaction between these two groups. As stated by the European Commission, social innovation is not something you do to citizens but with citizens.
Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the EU Commission presented the EU Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition.
The project aims to improve global environmental standards, stresses the need to empower youth workers who will then empower youth in ecofriendly entrepreneurship, fast track to transition in the green economy not only to restore after the pandemic but to provide new opportunities to the younger generations, with more collaborative business models. Green startups find their natural outlet in different sectors. Among the most receptive areas to start green startups we find the sustainable tourism, cultural and creative industries, urban revitalisation based on heritage, important economic sub-sectors capable of generating employment, stimulating local development, and promoting creativity. The new generation will be trained on the potential growth in green alternative tourism, innovation in agriculture and food chains. However, there is an untapped potential to take a path that can create other green jobs. Green companies need qualified personnel in order to expand their markets who very often fail to meet their demand.
Climate change is here but not everyone can feel the impact yet. Youth workers turn to digital technologies to help youth better “experience” it. With our Green Online Game, youth will feel the impact of climate change with well-explained illustrated ways in order to be mobilised to fight the climate crisis. Youth workers will be trained to empower youth with green skills, eco friendly entrepreneurship as crucial factors for the development of cohesive, healthy societies.
OBJECTIVES - Define sustainable development approaches providing training panorama for green business, circularity and employment opportunities; - Develop and share tools to empower youth with key green, new media, digital skills applied in green economy and development of youth entrepreneurial spirit; - Train youth workers to develop their professional competencies and to provide youth, eco friendly start-ups with specific knowledge in fast tracking green economy, reducing environmental risks and promote social equity; - Promote European climate legislation, for a cleaner energy generation; - Create synergy among stakeholders to restore youth's financial health and build eco friendly initiatives.
TARGET GROUP: The project is addressed at strengthening and validating competences of youth, future start-uppers, young entrepreneurs, NEET, youth workers, trainers, experts, educators, staff, stakeholders (policymakers, green businesses, consumers) for environmental change, support investments and related growth. Around 300 unemployed youth and 100 youth workers will benefit of the project activities. The total number of people who are indirect beneficiaries is approximately of 1000, including the local and online community.
The objectives set of "GreenEnter4Future" we will be reached through: PR1 Toolkit "Be the Climate Change Ambassador" addressed to young persons: -Green Online Game to mobilise youth to fight the climate crisis with impact on their daily lives; -Digital green skills for employment, start a green business ideas and anticipate changes in workplaces of the future; The toolkit will also: -Provide a comprehensive educational panorama with practical digital tools for green entrepreneurship education; -Introduce youth in a fun way to European policies about environmental issues; -Understand climate change; -Develop entrepreneurial ideas;
PR2 MOOC "Build your Green Future" addressed to youth workers/experts/educators: -Increase the impact at the European level; -Empower youth workers to deliver innovative training and practical education for youth's future career opportunities; -Youth workers' practices how to empower youth to develop sustainable business models, use their full potential to successfully enter the job market; -Key skills applied in green economy; -Provide guidelines through existing assessment and certification to increase their employability via non-formal and informal learning. The MOOC is the key tool and instrument for youth workers to lead youth in green market to seize job opportunities and to create synergies and collaboration in green sector. It will facilitate knowledge and transnational cooperation to empower involved territories to learn from others, create solutions to be applied elsewhere at National, European and international level. It is the sustainable development of approaches in a training panorama for green business, circularity and employment.
WEBSITE OF THE PROJECT -will serve as an open education digital space for the material developed throughout the project; -easily traced for overcoming physical and time limitations; -equal access to good quality education, everyone will have access to the training material and resources; -addressed to large audiences; -developed materials will be uploaded into different sections, according to the target group; -different levels of access and admins will be applicable; -interactive sources will be included within each module; -user-friendly, with tutoring availability, and relevant user guide; -all project outputs are flexible and easily adaptable to be transferred to other sectors and to other EU countries.
Other results: 1) Pilot testing of IOs, templates, guidelines and recommendations. 2) Dissemination Plan, leaflet, brochure, newsletters, social media key messages; 3) Exploitation strategy at partnership level and national level; 4) Evaluation/Quality control/Monitoring activities and products; 5) Workplan/Handbook/reports; 6) GREEN peer committees structures; 7) Video testimonials and podcasts.
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