CeNEET, is the acronym of “Circular Economy as an employability tool for NEET population’’, which is an Erasmus+ Key Action 3, European Youth Together project.
European youth projects are key to engaging and motivating this new generation to become ambassadors for sustainability and green practices. They represent an investment in the future, as they help to shape conscious, responsible citizens who are ready to turn environmental challenges into opportunities for growth and positive change for society as a whole.
The main project’s objective is to support and promote green skills to NEET populations in order to help them accumulate in the work market with a green and environmentally friendly mindset.
Thus, the goal of the project is to encourage and prepare NEET people (who are not in education, employment, or training) to seize the opportunities of the circular economy and related practices of reuse, repair, up-cycling, etc. in order not only to find employment, but also to become active in environmentally sustainable work practices and opportunities that will open up in their countries in the coming years.
The project has four main activities:
- The creation of a Curriculum for the Youth Workers, containing key points on circular economy, green skills and ways to promote and transfer them to NEET populations.
- 4 Mobility training weeks, in which training sessions will take place aiming to evolve and transfer green skills, e.g. leadership skills, energy skills, management skills, communication skills etc., with the related 4 study visits aimed at giving participants a better understanding of existing circular economy enterprises.
- Creation and implementation of 2 Delphi panels, representing a method of polling a panel of experts to arrive at a group opinion or conclusion.
- Policy reports containing good practices for circular economy, findings analysis of the study visits as well as gap analysis and proposed solutions for the legislative gaps per country.
These activities are also aimed at the creation of a Final Collective Policy Paper.
To learn about the project, check CeNEET website: https://ceneet.eu/