The project to upgrade skills of Tunisian migrants: Green Action

The project

The Green Action is a project presented as part of the Joint Initiative for Migration and Development, led by the United Nations Program for Development and funded mainly by the European Commission.

This project is part of a working partnership between the CRESM -Center of Economic and Social Searches for the South which is an organization that promotes local development projects, solidarity and cooperation for the benefit of social groups and / or disadvantaged areas in the Italian South, and UTAP – the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries , and UMAGRI.

Presentation of the project :

Tunisian community living in Sicily has a remarkable professional competence in the field of industries, fisheries and food.

The project offers to the Tunisian community living in Sicily a range of information and mechanisms merged into the national program for the consolidation of vocational training and reintegration in the country of origin.

The project aims to convey information, support and subsidize the Tunisian people in Sicily to exploit their skills in the field.

The project guides and monitors the Tunisian immigrants in Sicily wishing to return and invest in their home country.

The project was launched since 2009, his first step was completed in April 2011, the second phase started in September 2011 until end of February 2012.

The role

The project aims to educate, mentor and guide Tunisian expatriates in Sicily and willing to invest in Tunisia.

Procedures and an information system had been put in place for beneficiaries in Sicily, followed by guidance and assistance in Tunisia.

The objectives

  • To provide real support in order to guarantee a successful social and professional reintegration of Tunisians who wish to return home.
  • To provide a system of information on sustainable investment opportunities in agriculture and food industries in Tunisia for the Tunisian community living in Italy.
  • To create a stable structure to support projects in Tunisia for Tunisians abroad.
  • To create a network of founding partners to support the project beneficiaries.