EU Institutions

  • Recommendations to EU institutionsDevelop a specific European Competence framework for green skills or integrate the development and acquisition of green skills into existing ones, in accordance with SDG17, aimed at establishing a sustainable partnership.
  • Advocate the alignment of Member State education policies with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Promote green approaches and green skills in EU programmes (ESF+, Erasmus+, ERDF, Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, Life, etc.).
  • Promote research on the topic of green skills’ acquisition and green culture in order to produce high quality evidence-based policies.
  • Promote cooperation among different stakeholders – e.g., national/regional TVET organisations, who are at present setting up networks among educational institutions.
  • Support intersectoral career research in EU research assignments, and labour market information in Member States.
  • Invest in a supportive learning culture for lifelong learning and new technology.

Public Authorities at National/Regional level

  • Raise awareness at local level about the urgency to provide citizens with the right level of green skills needed for their personal and professional development.
  • Increase, optimise and (where necessary) create funding mechanisms to support green skills’ provision.
  • Promote research on the topic of green skills’ acquisition and green culture in order to produce high quality evidence-based policies.
  • Facilitate and improve the implementation of work-based learning and work-placed learning, peer-learning and training opportunities for VET practitioners and administrators.
  • Invest in a supportive learning culture for lifelong learning and new digital technology.
  • Find innovative solutions so COVID-19 measures (e.g. single-use plastics, etc.) are in line with promoting green growth and a green culture, always ensuring citizens’ safety and health.

Education Providers

  • Recommendations to education providersContribute to develop and promote a green culture among education establishments.
  • Develop curricula and programmes that include and mainstream green skills.
  • Ensure that COVID-19 measures at education centres are also in line with promoting a green way of life among staff and students, ensuring always their safety and health.
  • Create new cooperation and collaboration ties with stakeholders in the field.
  • Promote green mobility exchanges.
  • Mainstream the 2030 Agenda and SDGs into the mission of education establishments across Europe.
  • Facilitate training opportunities for staff (academic, administrative and others) about implementing green principles and practices.

Industry Economic Sector Company Representatives

  • Promote a green culture in their sectors/industries/enterprises.
  • Facilitate the upskilling and reskilling of employees not only in industries dealing with the green economy, but also for the entire workforce with respect to green competences, policies, standards, etc. In this respect, key issues will be energy efficiency, energy production and sector coupling.
  • Introduce work standards and principles in line with the UN 2030 Agenda and SDGs.
  • Prioritize collaboration with stakeholders that respect sustainability principles and the environment.

Civil Society Organisations

  • Promote a green culture among citizens
  • Facilitate the provision of (non-formal) training in green-related issues with a lifelong learning perspective.
  • Promote collaboration with stakeholders in green-skills-related issues
  • Engage in active promotion campaigns in cooperation with other stakeholders
  • Promote the European Green Deal, the UN 2030 Agenda and SDGs, and support the need for skills provision as a crucial element.
  • Carry out surveys and small-scale research that contribute to assessing the situation and the impact of green culture
  • Access to the skills, knowledge and attitude of young people, adults on climate change, sustainable development and environment protection
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