Eco skills, also known as sustainability skills, are knowledge, values, and behaviors needed for every job, in order to achieve sustainable social, economic, cultural, and environmental results in the organization and society. With the ever-increasing challenges of pollution and climate change, the importance and large benefit of these skills will constantly increase in the future.
Unique of its kind, the European educational program “Developing Eco Skills for a Green Economy” enables the upgrading of green skills with the personal and professional development of participants. The program is tailored to create competitive staff who will provide eco-development on a personal and on an organisational level, and contribute to higher self-sustainability, organizational and societal sustainability.
Project objective: The wider objective of the project is to develop the green skills of the participants that will contribute to a sustainable future on a personal level, in their organizations and society. The aim of the project is the development of the joint European courses on eco skills for a green economy, in the field of sustainability, waste, and energy management.
The consortium developed teaching materials, curriculum, and learning platform, which were implemented as pilot courses in Austria, Finland, N. Macedonia, Slovenia, and Romania. The project was delivered transnationally and developed models for best practice and facilitated actions for eco skills in sustainability, waste, and energy management, taking into account experiences from already existing programs and paying particular attention to the needs of developing countries.
Target groups: The target group consists of representatives working in companies and industry sector, national and governmental bodies, public institutions, and non-profit sector, who are willing to contribute to higher self-sustainability, sustainability in their organisations and society.
- Develop new innovative European program for eco skills for a green economy, supported with online learning environment;
- Expand the knowledge for eco skills for a green economy through the improvement of competencies in the field of sustainable development, waste and energy management on personal and organizational level;
- Create exceptional quality of adult education, combing high level of excellence and attractiveness;
- Learn innovative techniques and tools to develop solutions for a sustainable and green economy.