Project Name
Connecting People for Green Skills

Abbreviation
GreenSkills

Project Description

The European Office of Cyprus (EOC) was a partner in an EU funded project, approved by the European Commission, under the PROGRESS programme call for proposals on "Delivering Skills for Growth and Jobs". The project entitled "Connecting People for Green Skills - Green Skills" aims to detect the work and training factors that make it impossible for construction sector professionals to get jobs that require new qualifications and skills. It will primarily focus on developing technical/professional and educational skills applied to construction in the field of the environment.


Impact
EOC coordinates the project communication and dissemination activities: development of the dissemination plan, set up the European, national and local Data Base of the users and stakeholders of the project, dissemination of the project at European, national, regional, local level through various dissemination activities such as seminars, conferences, organisation of the project Cyprus Conference, as well as the final Conference which will take place in Brussels.

Coordinator
Pacto Territorial para el Empleo de la Ribera

Partners

The project is an initiative of Pacto Territorial para el Empleo de la Ribera from Spain, which is also the coordinator, while besides EOC, other partners of the project are the InstitutoValenciano de la Edificación and the FederaciónValencianadeEmpresarios de la Construcción from Spain, the Polish Association of Construction Employers and the Danmar Computers LTD from Poland, the Vilnius Builders Training Centre from Lithuania, as well as the company GATE 21 from Denmark.


Programme
PROGRESS

Duration
18 months

Budget
397,567.20 euro

Website
www.greenskillsproject.eu

The European Office of Cyprus (EOC) participates as partner in an EU funded project, approved by the European Commission, under the PROGRESS programme call for proposals on "Delivering Skills for Growth and Jobs". The project entitled "Connecting People for Green Skills - Green Skills" aims to detect the work and training factors that make it impossible for construction sector professionals to get jobs that require new qualifications and skills. It will primarily focus on developing technical/professional and educational skills applied to construction in the field of the environment.

The project has a duration of 18 months and will receive a Commission grant of EUR 397,567.20 (co-funding rate 79.99%) in order to:
• Seek recovery in the construction sector, promoting the sector as a new business in the future, accessible at local and EU level.
• Define a new model of sustainable and competitive construction that creates new jobs specialising in new market demands. This model will be transferred for use by public entities and private companies.
• Offer public employment services and associated job placement entities with a catalogue of new market offers and tools to link supply and demand to help them in their work.
• Provide entities, training institutions and training path associations with tools to adapt the profile of construction professionals and workers to new job demands.
• Creation of a joint collaboration network with local authorities, employment agencies, construction businesses and associations and under qualified professionals to generate productive and commercial management synergies.
• Endorse the reliability of the services available.

EOC will coordinate the project communication and dissemination activities: development of the dissemination plan, set up the European, national and local Data Base of the users and stakeholders of the project, dissemination of the project at European, national, regional, local level through various dissemination activities such as seminars, conferences, organisation of the project Cyprus Conference, as well as the final Conference which will take place in Brussels.