In 2010, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) undertook research into current and future skills and training needs of employers for nine key occupations which would be affected by the development of the resource efficient and green economy. The project aimed at eight European countries: Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia and the UK.
The objective of the study was to identify challenges and priorities for green skills so as to ensure that education and training systems could respond to demand expressed by businesses and benefit from the transition to sustainable, smart and inclusive growth.
The project used interviews with experts from employer associations and training providers, surveys of employers and training providers and analysis of secondary data and policy literature. National reports for each country and a European synthesis report were provided.
The purpose of the workshop was:
- to share the findings of the draft report;
- to gain feedbacks based on expert knowledge of the occupation and country;
- to provide experts with an opportunity to contribute to policy recommendations for the final report.