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YENESIS at the European Energy Efficiency Conference 2020
On the 4th-6th of March, the YENESIS project will be presented during the European Energy Efficiency Conference 2020 in Austria. The clean energy transition is taking on a new dynamic in Europe and worldwide. “Energy efficiency first” is at the centre of this transformation process. This requires strong policies, competitive businesses, technology innovation, investments and the involvement of citizens. The event offers 5 dedicated conferences, including the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference, Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference and Smart E-Mobility Conference, networking with energy efficiency businesses, research and policy makers and much more. On the 4th of March, Savvas Vlachos, the Director of the Cyprus Energy Agency, lead partner at the YENESIS project, will present the YENESIS project with the presentation on “Tackling climate protection and youth employment: the Yenesis project”. Mark your calendar, register to the event and come join us at the European Energy Efficiency Conference in Wels (www.wsed.at)!
Youth Employment Magazine - 2nd issue
The new issue of the Youth Employment Magazine is out! The magazine is a source of information on all projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.
YENESIS at the Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum
On the 21st of November the YENESIS project was presented on the Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum. The project was presented, by our Croatian partner during a roundtable discussion with institutions from islands on how the project can help and support energy transition on islands. The ‘Clean energy for EU islands initiative’ was launched in May 2017 and provides a long term framework to help islands generate their own sustainable, low-cost energy.
First Annual Thematic Seminar of Active Youth projects
YENESIS participated in the Annual thematic seminar of Active Youth projects that was held on the 26th of November in Brussels! The project was presented in front of representatives from the Donor countries and representatives of the 25 other projects currently benefiting from the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment! Two members of the YENESIS consortium participated in a panel discussion on challenges for Youth in rural and island communities!

Applications Are now open


Applications for the YENESIS project are now open.The YENESIS project targets young professionals aged 25-29, that are not in Employment, Education, or Training, living on the islands of the seven beneficiary countries. 

The project will take the selected participants through a process to equip them with the skills needed to enter the green jobs market. These are:

1.A week long educational course on four areas of sustainability and on business innovation.

2.A 3-day long showcasing exhibition trip in Norway on the selected area of interest, a month long apprenticeship in one other participating locations

3.A 6- month local placement.

All the expenses associated with the above activities are 100% covered by the project!

So if all of the above sounds exciting, fill- in the application! Join YENESIS and get ready to change your life, while changing the world!! 

Application Deadline: November 20th 

*Applicants from Portugal will need to fill in a separate Form

14th meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development
On Friday, May 3rd, we, through the participation of our lead partner CEA, had the honour to present our project at the 14th meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development as an exemplary case study that can influence and shape future initiatives or support existing actions on such issues.

The Youth Employment Online Magazine is now out!
The EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms 2014-2021 are set up to contribute to the reduction of social and economic disparities in Europe. Recognising the strong link between social and economic equality and participation in the labour market, measures addressing youth employment are encouraged throughout the various programmes of the EEA and Norway Grants. In addition, the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment specifically aims to support transnational project initiatives that promote sustainable and quality youth employment.

Today is the official launch of their Online Magazine related to the Fund and the projects’ activities and results. The magazine will be a source of information on all projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. YENESIS is one of the 26 projects currently benefiting from the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.

YENESIS at the European Parliament

At the latest Science and Technology, Options Assessment Panel meeting (STOA) of the European Parliament, the YENESIS project was presented as part of the lecture “Role battery in the implementation of the transition to renewable energy sources in the sector of electricity generation from renewable sources “. The meeting was held on the 18th of April 2019, in Strasburg France. 

The project was presented by our Croatian partner, The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems.

STOA is an official organ of the European Parliament, responsible for technology assessment and is active since 1987. Its task is to carry out expert, independent assessments of the impact of new technologies and identify long-term, strategic policy options.