MYSEA project kicks off – Promoting inclusive job-youth growth in the blue and green economy

Feb 08, 2021

Gender, Inclusion & Human rights

Five countries join forces to increase employability opportunities of 1000 youth, women and NEETs in the agri-food and waste management industries

The “Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the Blue and Green Economy – MYSEA” project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC MED Programme 2014-2020 and will be officially launched on February 15th 2021, 11h00 – 12h45 (Rome time) during a virtual press conference.

The kick-off event will see the participation of keynote speakers, among them, Joumana Sweiss, Representative of the Branch office for the Western Mediterranean – Valencia, ENI CBC MED Programme; Paolo Orneli, Councillor of the Executive Board for Economic Development – Commerce and Crafts, Research, Start-Up and Innovation, Lazio Region (Italy); Mohamed Madhkour, Expert (Tunisia); Silvio Bologna, Researcher at University of Palermo (Italy); Yannis Lyeros, Training expert (Greece); Laury Haytayan and Dominique Salameh – Experts (Lebanon); Penelope Shihab – Private sector (Jordan).

The discussion will address the interrelated links that hinder social inclusion and gender equality

The discussion will focus on the need to understand and address the interrelated links that hinder social inclusion and gender equality. Hence the necessity to analyse the agrifood and waste management sectors within the green and blue economy, their modifying factors including the economic, social and environmental ones in order to exploit opportunities for economic growth and job creation, mitigate risks and steer attention and political interest.


The MYSEA project, led by its Italian partner CIES, involves 5 different countries: Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia. These selected countries register the highest number of unemployed youths, young women and NEETs across the Mediterranean and share similar demographic changes, skill mismatches, rigid regulations and gender gaps. To learn more about the project’s partners and objectives, read the news “An innovation wave in the Mediterranean area with MYSEA

Useful links:

MYSEA official webpage

Discover the  ENI CBC Med program