Within the framework of MYSEA project, the University of Palermo (Italy), with the support of all partners, defined the research protocol and methodology to select 1000 youth NEETs and women and identify and close the skill gap by involving 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and 500 economic actors active in those sectors.

The Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences (SAAF) at the University of Palermo (UNIPA) is strongly committed to developing tools and methodologies to embed sustainability in the agri-food industry and promote investment in human capital. This is why the methodology was designed to tackle unemployment while addressing the skill mismatch and gender gap.

To this end, the Department at the University of Palermo developed three questionnaires: the first is addressed to youth NEETs and women and identify characteristics, attitudes and intentions to work in the agri-food and waste management sectors. The second speaks to companies and determines the type of skills and knowledge needed in those sectors. The third targets TVET institutions and investigates the current training materials and topics… more