THE MOVE GREEN (E)CO-DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
The project “MOVE GREEN_(E)Co-development for innovation and employment in the green and circular economy sector between Andalusia and Morocco” (ICMPD / 2021 / MPF-357-007), co-financed by the European Union through the Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF), managed by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is implemented by a consortium led by the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), together with the Andalusian Renewable Energy Association (CLANER) and the Federation of Local Communities of Northern Morocco and Andalusia (AN^MAR).
The overall objective of the project “MOVE GREEN_(E)Co-development for innovation and employment in the green and circular economy sector between Andalusia and Morocco” is, on the one hand, to promote the employability and entrepreneurship of young Moroccans in the green, circular and renewable economy sectors through a process of training and professional qualification, thus contributing, on the other hand, to the retention of talent in the country of origin and the generation of employment and active entrepreneurship among young people in Morocco. Similarly, the project aims to strengthen partnerships between public and private institutions that promote the development of the green economy, linking circular migration and co-development processes with the promotion of sustainable economy.
The training of skilled labour in renewable, green and circular energy is a mechanism for directly enhancing the opportunities for the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Moreover, the European Union is striving to counteract the carbon leakage that occurs when companies with high emissions relocate their production to non-EU regulated territories.
Through the promotion of entrepreneurship and employability in the green, circular and renewable economy sector, the EU is creating the conditions to ensure that production in a neighbouring country such as Morocco, with different regulations, bases its attractiveness on the low price of green energy and not so much on possible differences in legislation that may exist between the two territories, putting a stop to relocation for environmental reasons.