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Erasmus+ funded GREENLAB project builds innovative partnerships between VET and employers

Erasmus+ funded project GREENLAB kicked off in Palermo, Italy 14-15 March 2024. The project receives funding from the category for Forward-Looking Projects. The GREENLAB project embarks on a visionary journey to invigorate the labor market through innovative partnerships between Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions and employers. This initiative is dedicated to embedding sustainability and environmental consulting into the heart of VET, leveraging the micro-credential approach to craft specialized learning resources. 

Hosted by project coordinator CESIE, an organization renowned for its commitment to fostering educational and social advancement, the kickoff meeting in Italy was a melting pot of ideas and strategies. The gathering saw active participation from a diverse array of European partners, including Helsinki Business College Oy (Finland), Crnet Ltd (Finland), Eurotraining Educational Organisation (Greece), The Factory  Ike (Greece), International Consulting And Mobility Agency So (Spain), Blue Room Innovation Sl (Spain), Csi Center For Social Innovation Ltd (Cyprus), Grantxpert Consulting Ltd. (Cyprus), Candide International Bv (Belgium) and Syntra Ab (Belgium), each bringing unique perspectives and expertise to the table.

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GREENLAB project meeting in Palermo, Italy.

The core ambition of GREENLAB is to help the European labor market to reshape itself into one that is more resilient, adaptable, and aligned with the principles of sustainable development. By identifying and nurturing the essential transversal and sector-specific skills required for the green transition, the project aims to create a cutting-edge Open Online VET Course. This course, underpinned by the innovative use of micro-credentials, will not only serve as a beacon of knowledge for over 200 professionals across five countries but also as a catalyst for fostering sustainable mindsets and practices.

As the GREENLAB project unfolds, it promises to bridge the gap between companies and innovation, empowering them with the tools and knowledge to thrive in a green economy. This initiative promotes the power of collaboration and innovation in paving the way for a sustainable future. Keep an eye out for news about the GREENLAB project as it works to change the way sustainability is seen in the European job market.

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Jouni Hytönen,

Business College Helsinki