Cedefop in cooperation with the ILO organised a technical validation workshop on ‘Skills for green jobs’, which took place on 17 and 18 May 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 2009 Cedefop and the ILO launched a joint project on skills for green jobs, looking in particular at new and changing occupations and skills and at the identification of retraining needs linked to ‘green restructuring’ on the labour market. The primary focus was on examples of good practice in supplementing national policies designed for greening economies with skill needs identification and effective skills response strategies. Cedefop carried out country studies in six EU Member States: Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France and the UK; the ILO conducted studies in the following 15 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mali, the Philippines, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Uganda and the United States. All studies were based on the same research methodology and used the same criteria to select case studies, thus ensuring comparability.

The purpose of the workshop was to validate the findings of the Global synthesis report covering all 21 countries and the European synthesis report.

In particular:

  • to identify environmental challenges and effective skills response strategies;
  • to discuss changes on the labour market linked to greening the economy and related retraining needs;
  • to highlight current and future occupational changes and skills gaps and their implications for vocational training;
  • to make policy recommendations and propose further steps.

Please find below the presentations of speakers.

Event details

Event Date(s)
17/05/2010 - 18/05/2010
Event Type
Workshop
City
International Labour Organisation, Geneva
Country
Switzerland
Participation
Invitation only
Cedefop involvement
Co-organiser
Timezone
Europe/Athens
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Agenda

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Peter Szovics - Rational and objectives of the workshop

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Olga Strietska-Ilina - A global view

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James Medhurst - EU Synthesis Report

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Hélène Bégon - Mobilisation plan for green jobs in France

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Wendy Alfaro - The Costa Rican case

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William Mass - Coherence between ARRA and skills development in USA

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Mingfu Li - The Chinese perspective

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Johanna Togola - Agriculture in Mali

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Belynda Petrie - Low carbon economic growth in South Africa

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Farida Zaituni - the Astra case in Indonesia

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Luiz Caruso - Occupational change in Brazil

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Vipan Kumar - Green architects in India

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John David Kabasa - Plastic waste management in Uganda

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Andrew Raingold - Skills needs for green jobs in the UK

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Abdul Hye Mondal - Skills shortages for green jobs in Bangladesh

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Misung Jin - The case of the Republic of Korea

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Eduardo Garcia Gerboles - Gamesa: a company perspective

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Eduardo Garcia Gerboles - Gamesa: a company perspective - second presentation

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Rene Ofreneo - Skills development insights from PR case studies

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Amal Faltas - Skills response in Egypt

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Marion Krampe - Vocational training regulations and process behind them

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Elena Cuevas - The Spanish occupational observatory and their occupational research for green jobs

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Areeya Rojvithee - Identification of skills needs in the absence of established LMIS in Thailand

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