The CrossWork aims to create a virtuous path for cross-border mobility that can increase the employment levels through the absorption of excess labour supply existing on the Sicilian labour market and improve the competitiveness of host businesses which mostly operate in a labour market, namely the Maltese one, which presents opposite and complementary structural conditions, with a surplus of labour demand from small and medium enterprises.
Taking into account some characteristics of the area addressed by the project, including geographical decentralization with respect to the EU centre of gravity, limitations in the connections of transport systems, accentuated rurality and widespread presence of small and medium-sized urban centres, the economic and social situation of the two non-homogeneous territories in terms of population and size, the territorial challenges the present project intends to address, concern inclusive growth – the promotion of an economy with a high employment rate, in particular the improvement of the competitiveness of SMEs, the quality of life in the cross-border area affected by the phenomenon of an aging population and the increase of the rate of socio-economic inclusion of young people.
Internships will be carried out in companies located in the cross-border area (micro, small and medium-sized) active in the sectors of the strategy of the Cooperation Program:
- Blue economy
- Health and quality of life (biotechnologies, nutrition and Mediterranean diet, services and networks for human health);
- Environment protection;
- Services for sustainable tourism.