European territorial cooperation is a reality that has been vigorously expressed since 1990, when the first generation of transfrontational cooperation programs (called “Interreg”) arrived. Access to employment from one side and to other territories is a key ambition of this cooperation and many cross -border programs are at work in this sense.
Le MA.RE project (Marché transfrontalier du travail et Rnetwork of services foremploi), to which the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Employment Group is a partner, illustrates this willingness to share the resources of a number of actors in the employment service via an online platform that allows the sharing of experiences.
Funded by the Interreg Italy-France Maritime Territorial Cooperation Program 2014-2020, this MA.RE facility aims to build joint services to promote the fluidity of exchanges between offers and job applications in this area of cooperation that involves five regions of the Franco-Italian Mediterranean coast: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Corsica, Tuscany, Liguria and Sardinia.
Skills assessment tools
The effectiveness of exchanges between all the actors in this network needs to define a common model of identification, validation and certification of skills (IVC). The objective is to provide recognition of professional qualifications and to promote access to the most demanded professions in the labor market in the areas concerned. To this end, the MA.RE project tends to experiment with a common transfrontational model of skills validation.
The device also supports other evaluation instances such as the Forum of Operators of Employment Poles and the Transfrontational Network of Public-Private Entities Involved in the World of Work.
The Operators Forum is a working group that aims to develop quality learning and exchanges of experiences among its members. It also develops methods for detecting professional profiles.
The Transfrontational Network of public-private entities has the mission of making the exchanges between these public and private entities live on. It organizes in particular presentation and animation days that involve the operators of employment services from all regions included in the cooperation area. It also validates surveys and reports produced by the components of the MA.RE project
In the end, the MA.RE device also aims to share its results through pilot actions on individual territories. Globally, it tends to define new professional profiles common among the different territories concerned and to experiment with training activities in the priority transfrontational channels, particularly in the “blue” and “green” jobs.
Organized by Pôle emploi, the conferences “Skills, training, mobility” which took place on March 25 and May 17 were also allowed to enrich this common construction thanks to the interventions of a number of actors in the field, closer to the land.
Driven by Pôle emploi Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the device “Transverse passport” offered the opportunity to young residents in the region to benefit from an accompaniment to a professional immersion of a few weeks in companies in Italy. This training activity is also a great opportunity for people farther away from the job. In 2021, 4,500 job applicants were identified in this framework, 60 were trained and 22 job applicants were able to complete a vocational internship in Italy.
In addition to purely professional skills, another targeted action was carried out by Paca Employment Group through the «Passport soft skills transfrontalier». These personal, social, human -oriented skills are another employment criterion that employers are particularly attentive to, as they reveal an ability to live and work together.
In terms of employment opportunities, the MA.RE project specifically targets related functions in the green and blue fields. In this regard, Paca Employment Group led the work of analyzing joint economic opportunities – from the French side as well as the Italian side – with the Italian chambers of commerce. This work then allowed to define skill profiles and training courses within these green and blue fields in this area of cooperation.
The green economy combines two types of activities: eco-activities, the end of which is the protection of the environment or the management of natural resources (water sanitation, recycling and value of waste, renewable energy, etc.) and classical activities carried out with less polluting or less energy consuming processes (transportation, agriculture, building…). These activities are enrolled in a green growth goal: it is to favor sustainable and sustainable development over the long term. This approach engages the corporate responsibility of the companies to which it refers.
Au 1er January 2021, in Paca region, the agriculture-agro-food sector employs 28,700 salaries working in 4,000 establishments. Les five activities that recruit the most in this green sector are arboriculture and viticulture, the conduct of food production equipment, horticulture and gardening, agricultural aid for fruit or vegetable production, polyculture and livestock. To meet the needs of recruiters, 3,600 job applicants were formed in these trades in 2021.
The blue economy refers to it in maritime activity. Au 1er January 2021, in Paca region, it employs 29,400 employees in 1,700 establishments. Les five activities that recruit the most in this field are the marine mechanic, the fishing, the installation and maintenance in nautical, the operation of port operations and maritime transport, and finally the maritime navigation equipment. To meet the needs of recruiters, 1,700 job applicants have been trained in these fields by 2021.
In a perspective of sharing the sources of employment and knowledge of the potential for deployment of transverse labor, a vadémécum “Skills profile and associated training course” is accessible to all stakeholders of the project MA.RE Precious tool box, it is structured around a selection of key industry profiles, of sectoral focus that can serve as supports to a wide range of actors in use ( regional and territorial administrations, economic actors, public employment services, etc.). The vadémécum provides useful information to job applicants, salaried employees engaged in a process of professional evolution or conversion, or any person motivated by professional mobility in France and Italy.
The Mediterranean, a space for sharing and opportunities
Due to its geographical situation, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region maintains a special relationship with the sea. To that end, Paca Employment Group participated in the sixth edition of the Maritime Employment Week from March 21 to 25, 2022, organized by the agency for employment at the national level. In the Paca region, the employment zones are mainly concentrated around Marseille and Toulon, which represent the two thirds of the jobs and the wealth of this economy.
During these five days, candidates were able to participate in discoveries of many trades (in workshops, at ports, aboard a boat), but also on business visits (naval sites, marine culture, aquaculture farms. .).
A number of recruitment salons, open to professionals in the sector as well as beginners, were also set up for the occasion. It should also be noted that maritime activity is part of the twelve key economic sectors of Pôle Emploi’s “Future Expertise” program.
Expand the field of possibilities with the Expertise of the future
More broadly, to respond to the emergence of new industries and the recruitment difficulties faced by employers, Pôle emploi created the “Expertises of the future”, a strategy structured around a dozen tense economic sectors. These activities are as follows: agriculture and agri-food, BTP, trade, energy, industry, maritime sector, mouthpiece, digital, health and human services, security and defense, Hotel-restoration and tourism, transport and logistics. Each Future Expertise is organized in a network of experts Pole emploi in close links with the actors of the sector (federations, competition poles, influential companies, Campus of trades and qualifications, etc.), from the regional level to the local level.