xPORT, the iMOVE export magazine of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), has the main topic “VET for Future – What can education export contribute to climate protection?” in its issue 1, April/May 2022.

Silke Steinberg, Institute Director of FIAP e. V., is a co-author in the current issue with her contribution on “Systemic development of ‘green’ educational services as a promoter of ecological transformation”.

Western industrialised countries are facing massive challenges – environmental degradation, climate change, resource competition, growing social injustice – and need to find ways towards a new balance between economic prosperity and social progress within the limits set by ecology. This requires extensive transformations – education, including vocational training, is an essential key in this process of social change.

New knowledge about ecological contexts and technical processes must reach those who should and must implement and use it in practice, in companies, in training, in schools, to customers. To this end, new concepts of “green” vocational training must be developed, tested and communicated in cooperation with all stakeholders and also beyond national borders. This is how social change and a comprehensive ecological transformation process can succeed in dialogue and co-creatively.

FIAP e. V. has extensive experience in the coordination and accompaniment of international transformation processes and the integration of “green” aspects in vocational training as well as in the support and accompaniment of green start-ups.

FIAP is looking forward to a (possible) continuation of the project in Greece and is ready to contribute its experience in accompanying and “orchestrating” ecological and social transformation in a dialogue-based and co-creative process.

Here are two references to successful projects that focus on the topic of “greening”:

Project Graeducation: https://graeducation.org/
Project GreenTecLab: https://greenteclab.org
The current issue of the iMove export magazine with the complete article by Silke Steinberg is available for download at the following address: https://www.bibb.de/dienst/veroeffentlichungen/de/publication/show/17918