#PJstories – Interview with Eleonora Tropankova

Eleonora participated in the Training Course “Good Jobs Green Jobs” organized by PROJUVEN in Benalmádena, Spain

Hello Eleonora! Can you give us your opinion about the project “Good Jobs Green Jobs“?

The project completely met my expectations. The trainers were well prepared, the materials and presentations were exactly on the topic, interesting, relevant and informative. The selection of the participants who were actively involved with ideas in the various tasks was also good. Good organization – time, rest, accommodation, meals.

Why is promoting the green economy so crucial? How can the green and just transition benefit the job career of young people?

Our quality of life, our health and our jobs all depend on the environment. The way and pace at which we spend natural resources today risks undermining our well-being, as well as the ability of nature to provide us with what we need. We need to fundamentally transform the way we produce, consume and live. We need to make our economy green, and the transition must begin today. Climate change and environmental degradation threaten employment and future sustainable development in many areas of economic activity around the world.

Among other drivers of change, such as globalization and the rapid development of technology, they require significant changes in the labor market and skills needs. The availability of skills for environmentally friendly jobs plays a crucial role in initiating change and making a timely transition. Increased attention needs to be paid to meeting the requirements for holding positions set out in green economy strategies, as the transition to this type of economy leads to structural changes in national labor markets. The transition mainly affects existing professions, but new job profiles are also emerging, mostly with higher levels of qualifications. Professional profiles in different sectors will change and need new and different skills.

What is the most important thing you have learned during the training? How do you plan to share and use your knowledge?

I learned more about the so-called “European Green Deal”, the mechanisms and ways to implement it. It was very valuable for me to understand the views of young people from different European countries on green change and how it will affect the life of every European country. I will apply what I have learned in my work, I am a journalist and the topic of the “Green Deal” will still be a daily topic of my work.

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