Consulta Europa, a leading consultancy firm in the Canary Islands, has welcomed two new talents, Elena Herrera and Sara Amador to its staff to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.
Elena Herrera and Sara Amador took their first steps into the working enviroment at Consulta Europa while they were part of the Diginnova Programme over six months. As facilitators of the programme, they had the opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge on a professional level in an outstanding and proactive way. They will now formally join the staff of Consulta Europa to work on projects related to sustainability, innovation and digitalisation.
Elena Herrera, with her creative personality, chose to study Advertising and Public Relations, while Sara Amador focused her knowledge on a degree in Global Studies. Both of them, with Gender Studies Masters’ Degrees had coincide with the Professional Preparation Course of the programme “Promoting Effective Equality Between Women and Men” and with the Communication and Consultancy Activities developed by Consulta Europa.
The Diginnova Programme is an initiative of the Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI) under the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, co-financed by the European Recovery Instrument “Next Generation EU” through the European Fund for the Reconstruction of Coherence and Territories (REAT-EU). The programme aims to retain young Canarian talent through training in innovation, sustainability and digitisation, giving companies the opportunity to integrate these young talents into their workforce within a period of ten months to develop strategies, initiatives and projects.
With Elena and Sara’s participation, Consulta Europa’s staff now has 16 experts, 90% of whom are women, involved in the development of 11 European projects. Thus, under the axes of Innovation, Digitalisation and Sustainability that characterise the Diginnova programme, it demonstrates the impulse it has towards employability, environmental and digital transformation of organisations in the format of dual learning through unpaid internships.
‘We are thrilled to welcome Elena and Sara to our team’, said Michelle Perello, CEO at Consulta Europa. ‘Their commitment to sustainability and innovation aligns with our company’s values and mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. We look forward to working together to create a more sustainable and equitable future for the Canary Islands’.