The YENESIS Youth Employment Network for Energy Sustainability in Islands, with a total budget of 2.7 million, aims to reduce youth unemployment in Europe's islands, promoting green, sustainable jobs. In this project, the Energy Office is the coordinator of a 10 consortium of organizations where, through a series of training, mentoring and job placements, it will prepare new people to join the green jobs market.
The four key areas for the project are energy efficiency, renewable energies, sustainable tourism and sustainable transport. Emphasis will also be placed on youth entrepreneurship and innovation. Through the 40 month project, training materials for the above areas will be prepared, on which the participants of the program will be trained. They will then be able to visit good practices abroad and have the opportunity to practice and work in the field they chose. You will provide entrepreneurship guidance throughout the project to promote new ideas and start-ups.
The actors involved in the project are Møre and Romsdal County Authority (NO), the Network of Sustainable Greek Islands (GR), the Association of Estonian Islands (EE), the Regional Agency for Energy and Environment of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (PU), The International Center for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental 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.