Green Employability

A synergic transfer of a VET training system for workplace basic skills with ecological sustainability awareness in three European countries

A transfer of the projects “Basic Skills for Work” and “Better Building”, coordinated by BEST


The transition to a green economy is a trend which affects skills needs across many different jobs and sectors. The labour market requires a balance between developing generic green skills (e.g. reducing waste, improving energy efficiency) and specific skills, but both will be important to almost every job in the future. For this reason, trainers and teachers should also be made aware of environmental issues and be trained to teach new skills.

“Green Employability” aims to implement a synergic transfer of VET training system for generic employability and green skills in Bulgaria, Spain and Sweden, responding to the shift of the European labour market towards smart and sustainable jobs.

Aims and target group

The project objectives are to raise the awareness of ecological issues among VET teachers in the 3 target countries. Trainers and teachers shall learn how to teach relevant new “green” techniques and mainstream green skills. The attention for the sustainable use of energy, raw materials, space and new technologies should become a vital part of all education and training curricula, already starting in early childhood education. Furthermore, the support of improvements in quality in VET systems in the 3 target countries is considered as an important aim of the project.


  • GREEN EMPLOYABILITY TRAINING SYSTEM containing a curriculum and training materials for workplace basic skills with ecological sustainability awareness
  • DIDACTIC GUIDELINES and IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPT that will enhance the application and mainstreaming of the methodology among teachers and stakeholders in VET
  • GREEN BOOK for Workplacement Ecological Awareness containing a comprehensive set of indicators for Workplacement Ecological Awareness

The final products will be available online in the target partners’ languages and in English.

EU-Program: LLP, Leonardo da Vinci TOI
Coordination: Profesionalna gimnaziya po elektrotehnika i elektronika
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: October 2011 – September 2013
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.