01.11.2023: The GreenVOCnet project has started

01.11.2023: The GreenVOCnet project has started

FIAP is pleased to announce that the international project GreenVOCnet – Vocational Empowerment for a Green and Socially Just Transition has started as planned on 01 November 2023.

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). The EUKI is a project funding instrument of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The overarching aim of EUKI is to promote climate co-operation within the European Union (EU) in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

GreenVOCnet builds directly on the predecessor project GreenTecLab and addresses the identified challenges of skills shortages and the lack of technical expertise in innovative green technologies as an obstacle for green start-ups and local markets.

Together with our long-standing partners, the German-Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece), the Greek Labour Agency (DYPA), Pedal Consulting (Slovakia), AICIA (Spain) and a broad network of companies and vocational schools in Andalusia, we have set ourselves the goal of to reduce emissions in the target countries by developing vocational skills in two exemplary climate-relevant technologies (heat pumps/renewable energies and green hydrogen) by combining academic know-how with expertise in vocational training and translating it into market-oriented, practical training programmes.

As part of GreenVOCnet, two market-oriented certified training programmes in the two selected technologies will be developed in collaboration with an international advisory board of experts and adapted to the needs of the regional markets. A targeted process model for the development of new services in the green technology fields will open up potential for new companies and the labour market and thus strengthen the acceptance of the technologies among consumers. A particular focus is on motivating women to enter technical, climate-relevant occupational fields and on making vocational training more attractive.

The requirements for the training courses and the target groups are defined with the partner organisations and local stakeholders in the respective regions before the training courses are developed and piloted to ensure needs-based and market-oriented implementation. Together with the advisory board and the local networks, the training courses are continuously evaluated, revised if necessary and finally certified.
The process model for developing new services is trialled during the training courses.

In order to ensure sustainability and achieve the greatest possible impact, the transferability of the results to other European regions is continuously considered and dialogue with other European countries is initiated from the start of the project.

Together with our consortium and other experts, we look forward to pursuing our vision that European cooperation and the resulting network in the field of vocational training will give young people new “green” career prospects, support local markets with more skilled labour, raise awareness of climate-friendly technologies and thus contribute to the European climate goals.

So stay tuned to see what will happen during the GreenVOCnet project. We will keep you posted on our website.


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