The European Union has the huge ambition to fight  climate change and make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050.  However, as Ceemet recalls regularly, the Fit for 55 package that sets out the regulatory framework to implement the EU’s Green Deal ambitious targets of 2030 and 2050 did not come up with concrete measures on how to address the massive consequences that the package is already having on jobs and skills in our industries.

For this reason,  Ceemet has decided to become an associated partner of the “European Greener vocational education and training (VET) network”. The network will work together to develop recommendations and resolutions focused namely on  the development of “green skills in the VET sector”.

As a matter of fact, the Greener VET network aims to integrate core green skills into VET curricula, as well as  to provide training to teachers, trainers, and professionals across strategic industrial sectors. The project,  funded by ERASMUS + , and that was officially kicked off in January 2023, will run for two years. The network  regroups a variety of  members, including  education providers and industry organizations from five European countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Spain, and Denmark.

Delphine Rudelli explained that “the aim is to focus on two main objectives which are to identify, develop, test and assess innovative approaches in order to embed green skills in education and training systems, and to improve the effectiveness of policies and practices in the field of education and training across 6 industrial sectors.”

The programme will focus on the Automotive, Energy, Batteries, Defence, Maritime and Additive Manufacturing industries.

Read more on the programme in the  official website: Link