‘The European Green Deal is our new growth strategy. It will help us cut emissions while creating jobs.” Ursula von derLeyen, President of the EC.
It is an integral part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). It urges for the ‘Proactive re-skilling and upskilling’ of citizens which is necessary ‘to reap the benefits of the ecological transition’. The GREENWAVE project is in inline with the above, as well as addressing the dramatic consequences of Covid-19 in relation to youth unemployment and potential job creation.
The project addresses the issue of youth unemployment and supports young people by opening new routes for them in the green economy. The GREENWAVE project does not only raise the awareness of environmental challenges, but it also promotes the acquisition of green competences, knowledge and attitudes based on the development of a GREEN COMPETENCE FRAMEWORK which is an urgent need as referred to in the EU GREEN DEAL.