The Problem

Islands suffer from high unemployment throughout the year, with a seasonal peak on non-tourist periods, especially amongst young people; this is what this project aims to tackle. Young professionals in islands face one of three challenges:
1.there are very limited job opportunities, especially ones matching their qualifications
2.the few that do exist require years of experience, forcing young people in a vicious cycle of a lack of job-lack of experience situation
3.young people with ideas to create their own business and create jobs in the area, don’t have the necessary business skills or capital to start.
The main need that arises is that of the creation of new sustainable green jobs in the participating islands.

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YENESIS benefits from a € 2.3 M grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants. The project aims at creating employment opportunities for NEETs in islands


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