The Erasmus+ project, Go4DiGREEN, aims to train and certify 100 individuals with a refugee background across Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, and Cyprus. By providing valuable digital and sustainable entrepreneurial skills training, this project seeks to contribute to local and international efforts of minimising the gap of educational and vocational training opportunities for refugees, which has been widened by the pandemic.
Together with the project consortium, Project Phoenix aims to train refugees in Cyprus who seek to start a business, as well as established entrepreneurs who seek to transition their current business to a “green business”, i.e any business actively contributing to sustainable development and a healthy future for all by supporting the goals of the EU Green Deal, e.g.:
longer lasting products that can be repaired, recycled and re-used
healthy and affordable food
fresh air, clean water, healthy soil and biodiversity
renovated, energy efficient buildings
more public transport – responsible use of mobility
clean technological innovation
future-proof jobs and skills training for the transition.
Our participation in the Erasmus+ Go4DiGREEN project allows us to equip participants with the required skills to start and successfully run a viable “green business” online and offline. This allows many to secure their livelihood needs more independently, a factor which has proven especially relevant at the height of the pandemic, during which job security for RMAs had greatly decreased.
We are glad to be partnered with a passionate consortium of active European organisations and social enterprises that are paving the way for more accessible training opportunities for RMAs. Together, as Go4DiGREEN, we hope to realise our ambitious goal of certifying 100 “green entrepreneurs” by the end of 2023!
Duration: 05/2021 - 04/2023
Funder: Erasmus+ project
EU Programmes, Erasmus+, Go4DiGREEN, 2022
Go4DiGREEN Website, 2022
European Commission, A European Green Deal, 2022