Our project

“Green Job Growth” (GJG), a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, is an ambitious 18-month initiative committed to fostering sustainable development and youth employment across Europe. Coordinated by Bridging Europe in Germany and in collaboration with Amici di Puck (Italy) and Go Green (Spain), this project addresses the urgent need for promoting green skills among young people and facilitating their entry into the green economy.

The primary objective of the project is to equip youth workers with the essential knowledge and skills to guide young people along a green employability pathway. This endeavour requires the development of significant resources that can inform and instruct, thus enabling youth workers to become effective green coaches.

To achieve this, the project will deliver three key outputs. First, the “Pedagogies and Competences Guidebook” will provide a comprehensive overview of green skills for green jobs and the pedagogical approaches necessary to foster youth employment in a greener economy. This guidebook aims to address the existing gaps in non-formal learning methodologies related to green skills.

Second, the project will offer “E-learning Modules” that are interactive and user-friendly. These modules, hosted on a Moodle platform, are designed to master concepts and definitions associated with green jobs and the green skills needed by youth for employment. The e-learning modules will undergo pilot testing during a youth workers training event in Ercolano, Italy, for a comprehensive evaluation before their final release.

Third, the “Toolkit for Youth Workers” will be created, based on the Key Competencies and methodology Matrix identified in the guidebook. This toolkit will offer a step-by-step guide to youth workers on how to develop skills and enhance young people’s generic green skills.

A crucial part of the GJG project is the hands-on training event in Ercolano, Italy. This event will enable a thorough pilot testing of the e-learning modules and provide youth workers an opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competencies. The local final conferences, scheduled to take place in February 2024, are another significant feature of the project. These conferences aim to present the project results to a wide array of stakeholders, thus maximizing the project’s impact.

The GJG project aligns with the EU Green Deal’s objectives and recognizes the potential of its progressive implementation to foster a greener EU economy, creating millions of new job opportunities for young people. By supporting the professional development of youth workers and fostering quality improvements in youth work activities, the GJG project underscores the crucial role of youth work in advancing the green economy and green jobs. In doing so, it helps prepare the young generation for a future where they can live and work in an environmentally responsible way.

“Green Job Growth” stands at the intersection of youth work and environmental sustainability. It modernizes youth work approaches by integrating green skills and competences. The project empowers youth workers to adopt innovative educational resources, transforming not only their practices but also the mindset of young people, fostering a generation deeply aware of and equipped for green careers.

“Green Job Growth” plays a pivotal role in the EU’s overarching strategy for a sustainable future. It resonates with the EU Green Deal’s objectives, propagating a societal shift towards sustainability. By enhancing green skills and nurturing environmentally conscious future workers, “Green Job Growth” contributes to a cleaner, more sustainable, and resilient European Union.

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