FUTURE4VET: Support for the establishment and monitoring of the Greek Regional Advisory Councils for Vocational Education and Training and pilot development of “green” vocational education and training with Greek model schools/training sectors.

  • Project duration: 07/2022 – 06/2025

  • Supported by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

  • Funding reference: 01BW22002A

  • Main Topic: Greening, digitalisation and dualisation in vocational education and training

  • You can find the last published article in the project here.

  • The Save the Date for the Kick Off event on 07.09.2022 in Athens can be found here.

Future4Vet follows on directly from the Memorandum of Understanding of June 2021 between the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and aims to shape and implement the objectives formulated here in German-Greek VET cooperation. The declaration of intent emphasises that the social partnership dialogue at national and local level in vocational education and training is to be promoted, that innovative job profiles and training formats are to be jointly developed with regard to the megatrends of greening and digitalisation, and that the attractiveness and topicality of vocational education and training are to be strengthened.

Future4Vet implements these goals by consistently following up on the previous results of German-Greek vocational training cooperation, in which the consortium leader FIAP e.V. and the German-Greek Chamber of Industry and Commerce have been intensively involved in recent years. Furthermore, it directly continues the dialogue between German and Greek trade union organisations started in the strategy project Unions4Vet. The project partner Arbeit und Leben, Hamburg is contributing its expertise. Structures and dialogue formats are being further developed in a co-creative way, through which economic and social partners are involved in the system and processes surrounding education and training as well as lifelong learning in Greece. The project focuses mainly in WP2 on knowledge transfer and capacity building for the newly appointed Regional Advisory Councils (S.S.P.A.E. s/explanation below) and in WP3 & 4 on direct support to the Regional Councils in planning new VET provision.

The innovative, co-creative German-Greek cooperation, which strengthens both systems, for the integration of “green skills” and digitalisation in education and training that is close to the labour market and oriented towards the qualification needs of employees will be intensified and systematised. In co-creative cooperation on a professional level with the Greek pilot schools cooperating in the project, four new green and digital job profiles and training branches are to be piloted that do not exist in this form in Germany and thus also strengthen vocational training in Germany. These new VET programmes will be discussed, adapted and piloted together with the social partners in Greece.
The practical relevance of initial and continuing vocational education and training, involving all relevant partners, especially companies and social partners, will be strengthened and structured, and cooperation between VET institutions, companies and trade union institutions will be supported through innovative formats linking the places of learning.