Creating green jobs in islands

Yenesis Platform
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About the Platform

The YENESIS online platform contains good practices for youth employment shown through numerous success stories. Many good methods to battle youth unemployment have already been tested and employed, especially in the expertise partner’s country. The YENESIS partners collected these success stories and input them on an online platform, open for stakeholders and other entities. The goal of the platform is to promote innovative practices for employment to the interested parties in order to adopt similar actions towards lowering youth unemployment.

The success stories are covering project fields:

  • Renewable energy sources,
  • Energy Efficiency,
  • Sustainable Tourism,
  • Sustainable Mobility and,
  • Business innovation.

YENESIS online platform on Good practices includes a total of 27 success stories which can be searched by country, project field and keywords.

About project YENESIS

YENESIS is a project funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA (European Economic Area) and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. It addresses the challenge of unemployment for young people that are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in islands.

Islands suffer from high unemployment throughout the year, with a seasonal peak on non-tourist periods, especially amongst young people. Young professionals in islands face several challenges such as limited job opportunities that often requires years of experience that leads to a vicious cycle of a lack of a job – lack of experience situation.

YENESIS project will reduce unemployment by creating green jobs in the four areas of energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable tourism, and mobility. YENESIS will support the discouraged young people who have stopped looking for work and therefore are socially excluded.


YENESIS project benefits from €2.3M grant from Iceland, Lichtenstein, and Norway through EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project aims at creating employment opportunities, for NEETs in islands.

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