Enhancing VET National Networks through Eco-innovation – ENNEplus

Enhancing VET National Networks through Eco-innovation (ENNEplus)

The swift move towards achieving climate neutrality in Europe and embracing digital transformation is revolutionising the way we work, learn, participate in society, and carry out our daily lives. However, to take advantage of these opportunities, Europe needs to ensure that its society acquires the appropriate competencies. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a profound impact on millions of people in the EU, leading to the loss of jobs or substantial income reductions. Consequently, many people right now need to learn new skills and transition to other sectors of the economy. Others will need to upskill to adapt to a novel work environment to retain their positions. For young individuals, entering the job market might prove to be very challenging.

Building from this, in 2020 the European Commission presented the European Skills Agenda, a plan spanning over five years aimed at helping individuals and businesses in enhancing their skills and effectively utilizing them.

ENNEplus aims to follow-up on two EU-funded projects that have successfully established/reinforced national networks of VET providers in combination with the exploitation of existing CoP for the promotion of EU competence frameworks. The main objective of the ENNEplus project is to enhance the capacity of VET providers in contributing to the transformative and sustainable change of their local communities through networking, capacity building and challenged-based activities in the field of Eco-innovation. In order to do so, the project will support the enhancement of existing VET national networks and the creation of new ones in four piloting countries (Italy, Portugal, Spain and Austria), with the potential to furtherly expand in the EU thanks to the involvement of two European-wide networks. The project activities will promote the quality and attractiveness of VET, with a specific focus in the field of eco and Green innovation, in particular by: – involving existing VET National Networks in the integration and scaling-up of innovative solutions and approaches for enhancing the attractiveness of VET, by adapting the Social Hackademy Methodology in the field of VET and organising Hackathons; – setting- up VET driven Eco-innovative communities and engaging them in the co-design, incubation and sustainable exploitation of greentech solutions; – facilitating multi-stakeholder knowledge sharing and partnership establishment to ensure long-term impact at local, national and international level.

The project will adopt an innovative approach by scaling up the Social Hackademy Methodology, which was originally developed in the Erasmus+ project #hackAD – Social Hackademy. The ENNEplus project will improve and adapt this methodology to the VET sector, and implement it across four different partner countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Austria) as well as at a European level through the involvement of two Europe-wide networks. The upscaling of the Social Hackademy methodology will create partnerships and synergies among different actors from the VET sector, including enterprises, sector representatives, school directorates, National or Regional Public Authorities, etc; this will be achieved through the development of the virtual Community of Practice collaborative environment and the participation in the national and international Social Hackathons that will be organised in the countries of the consortium.

Project no.: 101132945 ERASMUS-EDU-2023-PI-FORWARD

Coordinator:  

EUROPEAN GRANTS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY SRL, IT

Full Partners: 

SERECO BIOTEST DI BILENKA OKSANA SAS, IT
ARTS&SKILLS – FORMACAO, CONSULTORIA E INOVACAO, LDA, PT
ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE EMPRESASE TECNOLOGIAS AMBIENTAIS, PT
ASOCIACION DE CENTROS DE FORMACION PROFESIONAL FPEMPRESA, SP
INNOGESTIONA AMBIENTAL SL, SP
FH JOANNEUM GESELLSCHAFT MBH, AT
WIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER STEIERMARK, AT
EfVET, BE
ALL DIGITAL AISBL, BE

Associate Partners: 
UFFICIO SCOLASTICO REGIONALE PER LA CAMPANIA, IT
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA, IT
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO, IT
APEFOR – Associação Portuguesa de Entidades Formadoras, PT
Planetiers New Generation, Lda, PT
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DAS INDUSTRIAS TEXTIL E DO VESTUARIO DE PORTUGAL, PT
UNDACION FUNDECYT – PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE EXTREMADURA, SP
CONSEJERIA DE EDUCACION, CIENCIA Y FORMACION PROFESIONAL – JUNTA DE EXTREMADURA, SP
CAMARA OFICIAL DE COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA, SERVICIOS Y NAVEGACION DE ESPANA, SP
BILDUNGSDIREKTION STEIERMARK, AT
REGIONE UMBRIA, IT
APEPA – Associação Portuguesa das Escolas Profissionais Agrícolas, PT
Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per l’Umbria, IT

Duration:  01/01/2024 – 31/12/2026 

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