HELIOS launches a hackathon to transfer green skills to 147 young people in Gaza

May 26, 2022
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From 9 to 11 May 2022 the University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS), Project Partner of HELIOS in Palestine, organised a hackathon about Blue and Circular Economy topics.

The HELIOS hackathon aimed at elevating and enhancing the participants skills, giving them an opportunity to compete and exchange knowledge and ideas after receiving their training in the field of Blue and Circular Economy and the Soft Skills.

In particular during the event, participants were able to train for finding creative solutions to face challenges in the Blue and Circular Economy sectors and to learn and acquire new skills. In addition it was an opportunities to strength links between participants and creating opportunities for cooperation and partnership among them.

The event scheduled in 3 days and involved 147 unemployed young men and women that participated in HELIOS training course in October 2021.

HELIOS – enHancing thE sociaL Inclusion Of neetS – focuses on the Blue and Circular Economy (BaCE), identified as an economic sector with great potential for regenerative economic growth among NEETs. The project will provide curricula for innovative targeted and tailored skills training courses oriented towards specific needs of the BaCE labour market and the needs of NEETs, based on direct interaction with local enterprises.

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Countries covered:

  • Palestine *