How to boost green competences? Invitation to our Policy Forum 2023

Susanne SZKOLA
Susanne SZKOLA • 24 April 2023

It’s THE week! The #EducationForClimate’s Policy & Practice Forum is on this Wednesday, 26/04/23, from 14:30 to 17:00 CEST online in webex-only! 

It's a true conversation in webex - so if you want to be part of it, register until tomorrow midnight to gain webex access:

Why should you care? 
With 2023 as #EuropeanYearOfSkills and the launch of the #GreenComp community, this year's focus is on "Boosting Green Competences for a Sustainable Future".

With the Forum, we hope to facilitate a direct dialogue between policymakers & practitioners to make it easier for green education stakeholders to collaborate and let our community thrive within decision-making processes. For the systemic challenges at stake, we need to be at the same tables with our different experiences!

This is your chance to engage in a dialogue between policymakers and practitioners, and gain valuable insights into implementation and experimentation processes within the education and policy community.

Whether #student, #teacher, #expert, #policymaker, #stakeholder - with only two days left until registration closes, now is the time to secure your spot in this important event!  

So: Join us for a high-level townhall debate that allows for plenty of Q&A with
Tatjana Babrauskienė, European Year of Skills 2023 Rapporteur, European Economic and Social Committee
Gregor Erbach, Head of Service Climate Action Research and Tracking Service, European Parliamentary Research Service
Daniel Wisniewski, General Secretary, European Federation of Education Employers
Anna Kowalczyk, Liaison Officer for Environmental Sustainability, Erasmus Student Network

This is followed by three policy/practice labs, each exploring a different topic related to green competences and change:


LAB 1 | The Lifelong Learning Lab

It will focus on how to integrate sustainable development and climate action into education and training systems. This lab will explore how different actors, including learners, educators, trainers, and policymakers, can collaborate to develop and implement relevant competences and skills. What challenges do we face? Which ideas do we have as a community to improve the systems we are in? How do we judge, evaluate and leverage our impact?

Come to discuss with
Cristina Galache Matabuena, Policy Officer Strategy and Investments, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
Ulrike Pisiotis, Policy Officer Schools and Multilingualism, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
Solène Gautron, Policy Officer New European Bauhaus, DG Joint Research Centre
Maja Vrčon, Environmental Educator, Community Member 
Laurence Bertea-Granet, Co-Founder eutopique , Community Member

Why is it interesting? Lifelong learning is critical for building a sustainable future, and this lab will offer valuable insights into how to integrate sustainable development and climate action into education and training systems as well as closing the policy feedback loop.

LAB 2 | The Social Economy Lab

It will explore the role of social economy actors in the transition to a green society. This lab will focus on how we can better link education with industry expertise to contribute to the development of green competences and skills. #SMEs are struggling to be future-proof and matching the skills needed in the future with training programs - but that's not all - how can we make sure that we don't end up with competency listings, but a comprehensive and flexible experience approach for learners?

Come to discuss with
Tim Schreiber, Policy Officer Vocational Education and Training, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion
Olivia van Havre, #EuropeanYearOfSkills Taskforce, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion
Dr. Jos Eussen, Economist and founder The OPEDUCA Project
Mihai Dănilă, PhD Student, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration Romania

Why is it interesting? #Social economy actors have a critical role to play in the transition to a green society, and this lab will offer valuable insights into how to foster cooperation and collaboration between #socialentrepreneurship and the education sector. How can we bridge our challenges and ideas in the community?


LAB 3 | The Digital Innovation Lab

It will focus on the intersection of digital innovation and green competence development. This lab will explore how digital technologies can be leveraged to support the development of green competences and skills, and how to ensure that digital innovation supports sustainable development goals.

Come to discuss with
Erik Ballhausen, Team Leader EU program management, European Education and Culture Executive Agency
Judith Cosgrove, Policy Officer Digital Economy, DG Joint Research Centre 
Anna Davies, Professor and Principal Investigator Environmental Governance Research Group, Trinity College Dublin
Adam Horvath, Head of Pedagogy Maker's Red Box
Adriane Sofia Castrinakis, Teacher and Founder Smart Natives

Why is it interesting? Digital innovation has the potential to support the development of green competences and skills, but it is important to ensure that it aligns with sustainable development goals. What to do and how? Come join us in the #pedagogy community dialogue.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in these exciting policy/practice labs at the Education for Climate Policy Forum 2023!

Login & register now to secure your spot and be a part of shaping the future of green education policy and practice:

Time is running out, so let’s be the community where to come together to address the changes needed for learning and teaching for the green transition and sustainable development. 


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