The four key areas for the project are energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable tourism and sustainable transport. Emphasis will also be placed on youth entrepreneurship and innovation.
Through the YENESIS project, the partners aim to address the challenge of unemployment in not in education, employment, or training professionals in islands of beneficiary states. The main objective of the project is to reduce unemployment of the target group by creating green jobs in islands, in the 4 areas of energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable tourism, and mobility. The project will work with participants in an elaborate process to equip and prepare them for employment in green jobs. It will include an educational programme on business innovation and the 4 thematic areas, a mobility scheme, a mentoring scheme and a final stage, where participants will work on projects (eg. from local energy plans) offered by local, regional and national authorities for 6 months. The specific focus on islands stems from their common particularities: they are constrained by their geography, resources, and economies of scale, and suffer from seasonal unemployment.
The actors involved in the project are Møand the Romsdal County Authority (NO), the Network of Sustainable Greek Islands (GR), the Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Center (SEI), the Regional Agency for Energy and Environment of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (PU), the International Center for Sustainable Development of Energy , Water and Environment Systems (HR), Sapienza University of Rome (IT), Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ES), Frederick University (CY) and Chrysalis LEAP Limited (CY).
Project funding comes from the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.