European VET Excellence Platform for Green Innovation – GREENOVET


GREENOVET will support development of innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy across Europe, through the establishment of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in 4 regions: Styria – Austria; Vaasa – Finland; Leiria – Portugal; Skopje Region – North Macedonia.

Aims and objectives

The GREENOVET project will foster the development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Excellence in Green Innovation across Europe enabling innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy. Furthermore, it will provide a platform to interconnect the European VET schools on regional, national and transnational level among them and with key partners in the local innovation and skills ecosystems.

This will be achieved through the establishment of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in 4 regions: Styria – Austria, Leiria – Portugal, Vaasa – Finland, and Skopje Region – North Macedonia. The CoVEs will focus the knowledge, resources and infrastructure of the key stakeholders into the development of skills ecosystems, contributing to regional development. The CoVEs will foster environmental, social and economic development in Europe, through green and sustainable innovation processes enabled by VET excellence.

Within the scope of the project, the CoVEs will develop capacities through trainings and study visits. More than 100 teachers will be trained to provide excellence in teaching of both vocational and key competences and more than 16 regional and 2 international projects with companies will be implemented. Apart from these projects, the VET students will improve their skills through trainings and participation in regional and International Competitions in GreenInno Excellence. Thus, empowering VET graduates’ long-term employability in the changing future labour market landscape through the development of an innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable mind-set.

Alongside the development of the CoVEs and their regional networks and the platform for intraregional and international cooperation, the assuring of the sustainability of the entities is one of the top priorities of the project. During and after the project implementation, continuous evaluation and monitoring of the CoVEs’ processes, services and instruments as well as their implementation will be conducted.

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.