On 23rd of December 2021,the University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS), Palestinian partner of HELIOS in Gaza, organized different educational visits to important settings associated with the sectors of Blue and Circular economy in Gaza Strip.
In particular about 150 young people and women participating in the 6 training groups of the HELIOS courses distributed in the UCAS’s two main branches in Gaza and Khan Younis, visited the Gaza’s seaport, Al Bahar (the fish farm), Azolla plantation farms in Beit Lahiya and the Maritime Museum of the General Administration of Fisheries.
The visits aimed to highlight the Palestinian fishing sector as one of the most important economic sectors that employ a large number of fishermen, whose number, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture in 2021, exceeds 4 054.
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.
This will be achieved through soft skills coaching and mentoring actions, as well as the creation of e-learning tools and methodologies supported by new technologies to facilitate skills learning for NEETs and women.
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