The Working Group has a mandate to facilitate technical exchanges and contributions to implement the principles of the Council Recommendation on VET and of the Osnabrück Declaration, with a particular focus on the green transition.
The significance of the Green Transition
The transition to a more environmentally sustainable, circular, and climate-neutral economy has far-reaching social, economic and employment impacts. Ensuring that all citizens have the necessary knowledge, competences, skills, and attitudes to deal with these changes is vital for a socially just transformation of the European Union.
Bridging knowledge gaps
The Compendium aims to fill gaps in our knowledge and understanding of how VET can be equipped to meet the challenges of the green transition. As the Compendium demonstrates, VET has begun to increase the scope and depth of its engagement with the green agenda, particularly since 2020.
The Compendium consists of inspiring practices for greener VET related to:
Understanding and identifying skills for the green transition
Putting in place strategies and funding mechanisms
Creating greener VET programmes and qualifications
Greening VET at sectoral and regional levels
Developing the skills of teaching and training staff
Activating VET learning venues
Focusing on green social goals
Implementing networks and platforms for collaboration
Adopting new ways of teaching and learning
VET's role in personal and professional development
VET serves as a pivotal platform for empowering both young people and adults throughout their careers. Indeed - VET provides learners with skills that help them advance in their personal and professional lives. Whether they are young people getting started in their careers or adults looking to upskill and reskill, VET enables learners to adapt to changing workplace demands, including those associated with the green transition.
Consult the publication here to learn more about inspiring VET practices! Curious to know more about skills for the green transition in the EU? Have a look at the European Year of Skills website for skills events around you or to learn more about skills and the Green Deal Industrial Plan!
- Publication date
- 4 October 2023
- Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion