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  1. Sustainable Development in EU PoliciesVET and Occupational Changes in the Green Economy Workshop on Skills for Green Jobs TAIEX (European Commission) / Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) Zagreb, 3 November 2011 Arne Baumann European Training Foundation

  2. The European Training Foundation • An EU Agency, in operation since 1994, to assist in developing education and training systems of partner countries of the EU • ETF functions: • Policy Analysis • Capacity Building • Dissemination and Networking • Support to the EU Commission • ETF vision: make vocational education and training not only a driver for lifelong learning but also for sustainable development

  3. European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument countries East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Russia Central asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Candidate countries: Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey Potential candidate countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/1999) European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument countries South: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia and Israel

  4. Global Footprint Network: Ecological Footprint Atlas 2010, p.18 Humanity’s Ecological Footprint Courtesy of the Global Footprint Network, www.footprintnetwork.org

  5. Sustainable Development & Green Economy in EU Policies EU Strategy for Sustainable Development (since 2001) EU Education Council: Education for Sustainable Development EU 2020 Strategy: Turning the EU into a smart, inclusive and sustainable economy Integrated Guidelines for the Economic and Employment Policies of the Member States Agenda for New Skills and Jobs Initiative Resource Efficient Europe Initiative Think Small First / Small Business Act for Europe

  6. EU 2020 Strategy

  7. Integrated Guidelines • Guideline 1: Invites Member States (MS) to make tax systems more employment, environment and growth friendly (i.e. shift tax burdens away from labour and towards environmentally harmful activities) • Guideline 5: Invites MS to intensify attempts to decouple economic growth from resource use • Guideline 7: Invites MS to remove barriers to labour market entry and support job creation in the area of green employment • Guideline 8: Invites MS to support anticipation policies and increase the responsiveness of education and training systems to labour market needs, such as the green economy

  8. Agenda for New Skills and Jobs Flagship Initiative • Strengthen the Flexicurity principles in order to ease transitions between jobs, occupations and sectors • Make public employment services transition agencies and use active labour market policy effectively and efficiently • Improve access to Lifelong Learning (LLL) to allow workers to move to expanding green(er) sectors • Develop labour market intelligence and forward-looking labour market tools to address skills changes skills shortages • Target vulnerable groups by up-skilling older workers and re-skilling blue-collar workers for green-collar jobs • Use ETF funds more effectively in developing new skills, including in the area of the green economy

  9. Resource Efficient Europe Flagship Initiative Decoupling of economic growth from the use of resources by, for example: • Increasing recycling rates and reduce demand for primary raw materials • Improving the design of products: less energy use, more durable and easier to recycle • Modernising energy taxation (shift tax burden to activities that are harmful to the environment) • Improving energy grids (Smart Grids) in order to increase energy efficiency and build an infrastructure for electric vehicles

  10. Think Small First / Small Business Act for Europe Framework for supporting and promoting Small and Medium sized Businesses (SMEs) in Europe, in particular by: • Providing information and expertise to allow SMEs to adopt sustainable production and business models Access to Eco-Auditing & Management Network of Environment and Energy Efficiency Experts Support for eco-innovative Start-Ups

  11. What is the role of ETF in partner countries? The Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development (and how they relate to ETF‘s work): Environmental Dimension: educate on the environmental impact of human activities promote responsability for the environment and others Economic Dimension: learn to produce and consume sustainably seize opportunities from green transformation Social Dimension: provide equitable and inclusive access to education promote active citizenship & good governance

  12. The Green Transformation Mitigate Climate Change Adapt to Climate Change Change within Sectors Green Growth Growth of New Sectors

  13. ENP East: EU-27: Central asian countries: Candidate countries: Potential candidate countries: ENP South:

  14. The Green Transformation and the World of Work Revised curricula Green Jobs II: … jobs in sectors that reduce, protect, minimise... Green Jobs I: …jobs that reduce, protect, minimise... • Competences, e.g.: • Systems thinking • Critical reflection • Creativity • Active Citizenship • Skills: • Traditional Skills • Additional Skills • New Skills Modernised pedagogy Access to LLL Forward- looking skills development policies Active schools & social partners

  15. How does ETF address the Skills and Competencies for the Green Transformation? • Required mix of skills and competences will vary from country to country • They range from electric car technology to sustainable agriculture to competences for active citizenship • ETF focuses on supporting development processes & capacity building rather than on delivering ready-made skills or competences

  16. ETF Activities • Promote competences for sustainable development • Promote methods of identification, forecasting and provision of skills for green jobs • Make VET schools agentsfor local sustainable development • Integrate sustainable development issues into entrepreneurial learning • Include sustainable development in the analysis of partner countries’ human resource development policies, applying adequate indicators

  17. Promote competences for sustainable development • Teacher Education • Participatory teaching • Student-centred pedagogical methods • Curriculum Reform • Problem solving abilities • Awareness of environmental issues & interconnectedness • Fostering sustainable attitudes

  18. Methods of identification, forecasting and provision of skills for green jobs • Overview of bottom-up and top-down approaches in EU member states (ILO/Cedefop) • Qualitative forecasting methods (sectoral / regional) • Potential of active labour market interventions (flexicurity)

  19. Make VET schools agentsfor local sustainable development • Whole-School approach to Learning for Sustainable Development

  20. Integrate sustainable development issues into entrepreneurial learning • Sustainable enterprise development • Management systems for sustainable production • Sectoral support institutions

  21. Analysis of partner countries’ education policies through adequate indicators • Qualitative indicators • For self-assessment • Providing a communication platform for stakeholders

  22. Thank you very much. In case of questions & comments, please contact me: Dr. Arne Baumann European Training Foundation Villa Gualino Viale Settimio Severo, 65 I - 10133 Torino - Italy T: +39 011 630 2349 F: +39 011 630 2200 E: arne.baumann@etf.europa.eu