GREENOVET-European VET Excellence Platform for Green Innovation

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The GREENOVET project will foster the development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Excellence in Green Innovation across Europe enabling innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy

Furthermore, it will provide a platform to interconnect the European VET schools on regional, national and transnational level among them and with key partners in the local innovation and skills ecosystems.

This will be achieved through the establishment of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in 4 regions: Styria - Austria, Leiria – Portugal, Vaasa – Finland, and Skopje Region – North Macedonia. The CoVEs will focus the knowledge, resources and infrastructure of the key stakeholders into the development of skills ecosystems, contributing to regional development. The CoVEs will foster environmental, social and economic development in Europe, through green and sustainable innovation processes enabled by VET excellence.

Within the scope of the project, the CoVEs will develop capacities through trainings and study visits.

More than 100 teachers will be trained to provide excellence in teaching of both vocational and key competences and more than 16 regional and 2 international projects with companies will be implemented. Thus, empowering VET graduates’ long-term employability in the changing future labour market landscape through the development of an innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable mind-set.

Alongside the development of the CoVEs and their regional networks and the platform for intraregional and international cooperation, the assuring of the sustainability of the entities is one of the top priorities of the project. During and after the project implementation, continuous evaluation and monitoring of the CoVEs’ processes, services and instruments as well as their implementation will be conducted.

GREENOVET - European VET Excellence Platform for Green Innovation
Duration: 01-11-2020-31.10.2024
Project leader, University of Vaasa: Ahm Shamsuzzoha
Research groups/platforms: NeVS/Digital Economy
Other researchers: Petri Helo, Jyri Naarmala
Contact person, University of Vaasa: Ahm Shamsuzzoha

Funding from: EU, Erasmus+
External Funding: € 3 505 595,00
External Funding (University of Vaasa): € 255 434,00
Budget: € 4 382 004

Project coordinator: FH Joanneum Gesellschaft MBH- Graz
Project partners: FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbh, Itävalta, Technische Universität Graz, Itävalta, HTBLuVA Graz-Gösting, Itävalta, Vaasan yliopisto, Vaasan kaupunki, Yrkeshögskolan Novia, Instituto Politecnico de Leiria – Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugali, Pombal Prof – Sociedade de Educacao e Ensino Profissional, S.A., Portugali, Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE, Pohjois-Makedonia, ASUC Boro Petrushevski, Pohjois-Makedonia,.
Novia, Vaasan kaupunki (Vamia), Merinova Oy, 3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Green Tech Cluster Styria GmbH, Wirtschaftskammer Steiermark, Austria, NERLEI – Associacao Empresarial da Regiao de Leiria, Portugal, Zdruzenie Nacionalen center za razvoj na inovacii I pretpriemacko ucenje Skopje, North Macedonia, RADE KONCAR – TEP DOOEL Skopje, North Macedonia, Macedonian Chambers of Commerce, North Macedonia

Project duration
External funding
3 505 595€
External funding for the University of Vaasa
255 434€
Total budget
4 382 004€
Units and groups
Project actors at the University of Vaasa
Networked value systems NeVS
Digital Economy
Technology and Innovations
Principal investigator at the University of Vaasa
Contact persons
Organisation coordinating the project
Funding partners