Euro-Mediterranean Green Jobs Charter: EGREJOB launching the commitment for “green” development in the Mediterranean Basin

On Friday 4 March 2016, in occasion of EGREJOB Final Conference in Florence, the commitment of bodies and associations of Italy, Spain, Tunisia and Lebanon for the development of Green Economy was formalized through the signature of the first Euro-Mediterranean Green Jobs Charter. New courses on eco-building and renewable energies, training actions and promotional events for officials and members of associations, awareness raising actions by schools and companies, transnational mobility at academic level, incentives for enterprises and promotion of green jobs opportunities through employment centres. These are only some of the actions specified by Public Administrations, Associations and Universities who signed the Charter, aiming at fully implementing the Green Economy potential and boosting a sustainable competitiveness.

Twenty-six organizations have signed the Charter, which is now open to the subscription of bodies of the whole Euro-Mediterranean area. Next to Tuscany Region, Egrejob project leader, the signatories are: Cittalia, Regional Employment Agency of Sardinia, Ancitel Energy and Environment Spa (Italy); Agency for Development and Innovation IDEA, Andalucía Emprende, Fundacion Publica Andaluza, Consejerìa de Medio Ambiente y Ordenaciòn del Territorio, Agencia Andalusa de la Energia, Universitad Internacional de Andalucia, Chamber of Commerce of Terrassa, AECA Group, Social Forest S.L, Rubì City Council (Spain), Gouvernorat de Sousse, Groupement de Développement Agricole (GDA), Centre Technique de l’Agriculture Biologique (CTAB), Bilek Renewable Energy, Commissariat Général au Developpément Régional, Ecole Supérieure du Commerce de Tunis (ESCT), Ecopark, Technopole de Borj Cédria (Tunisia), Federation of Municipalities of Higher Chouf (Lebanon).

EGREJOB built a network of subjects with specific skills in Green Jobs at territorial level, that took stock from territorial economical and social analysis, vocational training and consensus building experiences acquired in the last two years by the partners. Seven territorial analysis coordinated by the International Training Centre of the ILO, 150 “green collars” trained in the skills demanded by the territories, more than one hundred of local meetings and thousands of persons involved, outside the partnership, as multipliers towards different economical and social actors.

The network shares common principles in sustainable development issues, implementation of Green Jobs potential and social inclusion and leaves to the signatories the specification of the actions to be carried out in the fields of training, employment, promotion and evaluation, based on their skills and competences. Being the first declaration of intents conceived and formalized at Euro-Mediterranean level on the Green Jobs issue, the Charter holds an unquestionable institutional relevance and represents a fundamental act to assure the project’s sustainability and to transfer results towards other private and public bodies engaged in the economical and social promotion of our territories.

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