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European Year of Skills

Green jobs and skills in Basque Country: FP Euskadi and TKNIKA

At the EU Green Week 2023, TKNIKA, the Innovation and Applied Research Centre of the Basque Country, and FP Euskadi, the Basque Government's Vocational Education and Training (VET) Unit, presented their approach to a greener future through innovative practices, emphasising collaboration.

TELKI Project

FP Euskadi and the Basque Country: Together towards a greener future 

During the event, FP Euskadi highlighted the Basque Country's innovative sustainability efforts. The region is a pioneer in renewable energy projects such as wind, solar, and tidal power, including offshore wind farms and solar energy parks. The region also trains people how to design, install, and keep renewable energy systems. By developing people’s skills, the region contributes to a capable workforce and the transition to clean energy. Looking ahead, the Basque Country wants to expand collaboration, invest in sustainable projects, and combine the region's leadership in sustainable development to lead the way and drive positive change.  

Also, the CIFP San Jorge (Integrated Vocational Training Centre), a Basque VET Centre and member of the FP Euskadi VET Centres network, was present at the EU Green Week. They presented their Telki project, a Green Hydrogen Lab. To do so, the plant combines the technology and facilities necessary to obtain pure hydrogen from water, using the photovoltaic and wind equipment of the Centre as an energy source for this process. as an energy source for this process. 

TKNIKA: Skills-Driven Innovations for Environmental Challenges 

TKNIKA, a Basque Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE), is at the forefront of promoting green jobs and skill development through collaboration with industry experts, educational institutions, and policymakers. TKNIKA provides learners with the skills they need to succeed in the evolving green economy through initiatives such as the "Green Skills for Green Jobs" project. In addition, TKNIKA is leading the Centre of Vocational Excellence project LCAMP (Learner Centric Advanced Manufacturing Platform for Centre of Vocational Excellence). LCAMP is one of the projects funded by the Erasmus+ programme which aims to support the gradual establishment and development of 100 international collaborative networks of Centres of Vocational Excellence in the period 2021-2027, with €400 million in grants to support the initiative.networks of Centres of Vocational Excellence in the period 2021-2027, with €400 million in grants to support the initiative. 

You can find further information on these initiatives on Euskadi and TKNIKA’s websites.  

To know more about the EU Green Week or rewatch some of the sessions you can visit the dedicated website


Are you interested to learn more about the EU-initiative on CoVEs?  

Join the 2nd Forum on Vocational Excellence on 25 and 26 September in Amsterdam with high-level panel discussion, workshops, and site visits. Register via the event website.  

EU-initiative Centres of Vocational Excellence