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22/06/2012

Green skills and environmental awareness in vocational education and training

CEDEFOP RESEARCH PAPER  n. 24 - 5524 EN
Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012 - ISBN 978-92-896-1107-7  - ISSN 1831-5860  - doi: 10.2801/78825





 The greening of the European economy, as outlined in the EU 2020 strategy, will have profound effects on the labour market and the development of the skills of the European population. This report claims that the main factors slowing down adaptation to the green economy and the development of necessary skills are the failure of employers to demand new qualifications, and the uncertainty surrounding regulations and policies. Learning providers also report difficulties in meeting the needs of employers and understanding what organisations' skill needs are. Overall, there is limited evidence that green policies have become part of the mainstream of skills development and hiring policies. There is clearly a potential for policy makers and social partners to raise awareness and take common action.

author(s): European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)
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