INTERCEPT is aimed at unleashing the potential of young people in the green sector.
The project is carrying out research on NEETS (people Not in Education, Employment or Training) and green companies, identifying needs and opportunities in this area: it will select 300 NEETs aged 25-29 in Italy, Malta and Lithuania, train and enroll them in 3-month paid internships in green businesses. This is a pilot experience, so its effectiveness will be tested and evaluated locally. At the end of the project, all the data collected in the 3 local pilots will be used to develop policy recommendations at the European level.
The context of the INTERCEPT project.
Today's young generation will undoubtedly be the most affected by global climate change. In this context, resorting to investments in a green economy can help secure a just and equitable future that improves people’s lives through the advancement of environmental and social well-being.
To ensure that such transformation is inclusive and sustainable, policy should create solutions which also increase the participation of vulnerable groups, like young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs).
Supporting NEETs to gain the necessary skills and work experience to access jobs in the green sector is an investment with high potential return and a promising tool for social inclusion.