Tuscany brings green jobs to Tunisia with Egrejob

(ANSAmed) – TUNIS, JUNE 4 – Building a Euro-Mediterranean system of incubators for new jobs born out of the transition towards green economy, with an eye both to demand and supply is Egrejob’s main goal. The Egrejob project (Euro-Mediterranean Green Jobs) is financed by the EU within the framework of the trans-border multilateral cooperation ENPI CBC MED in which the Region of Tuscany stands first in line among many other partners from different flanks of the Mediterranean: the International Labour Organization (Ilo), the ministry of Environment, the Chamber of commerce and industry of Terrassa (Spain), the Governatorate of Sousse (Tunisia), the General Agency for regional development (Tunisia), the Federation of the municipality of High Chouf (Lebanon), the Federation of the municipality of the district of Zgharta (Lebanon), Idea, Agency for innovation and development of ‘Andalusia (Spagna) and the Regional Labour Agency of the Region of Sardinia (Italy). The involvement of different interested parties at the national, regional and local government level, aswell as the participation of different economic categories during the various stages of the project, facilitates the testing of business coaching for young entrepreneurs.

Ten young Tuscan engineers and architects have already participated to Egrejob, during the first Euro-Mediterranean green economy seminar, on May 19. The Tuscan students are attending a laboratory intended to turn them into “Sustainable solar energy experts at the territorial level (ESCO Manager)” and they were called to assess the different themes tied to the wording “green economy” with colleagues from Spain, Tunisia and Lebanon. The study took off with an analysis of the different characteristics and potential of the “green” sector in their regions of origin, together with a careful consideration of their educational paths.

The next meeting will take place in Sousse (Tunisia) on June 11 and 12 with the goal of strengthening synergies between professionals soon expected to join the job market.