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Third edition of ETF Green Skills Award champions global sustainability and growth

The European Training Foundation (ETF) has unveiled today the latest edition of the ETF Green Skills Award. This significant initiative strives to enhance global sustainability and progress by fostering environmentally responsible education, training, and skills development. Since its inception in 2021, the award has rapidly gained recognition as a distinguished platform for showcasing best practices in circular and carbon-neutral economies.


The previous two editions of the award garnered 198 applications and 26,700 votes from around the world. Winning initiatives from countries such as Armenia, Croatia, Kenya, India, Nigeria, Palestine and Türkiyeconcentrated on topics including upskilling refugees in solar energy and raising environmental awareness in schools. The new edition is anticipated to attract an even larger number of entries, further emphasising the essential role of education, training, and skills development in fostering a green and thriving world.


The ETF invites submissions of good practice stories on the development of green skills, aiming to provide inspirational and innovative ideas for policy-makers and practitioners worldwide. The award is open to enterprises, training providers, industries, sectors, public institutions, public employment services, and schools implementing measures to prepare learners for the green economy.


An international jury composed of experts from EU bodies and institutions, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNESCO, will select the 10 finalists. One winner will be chosen by public vote, and the international jury will select two additional winners based on criteria such as relevance, innovation, replicability, and impact.


Successful finalists will receive the ETF Green Skills 2023 Award and various benefits, including an invitation to the award ceremony, the opportunity to be showcased in high-profile publications and online communications, and the creation of short films highlighting their stories.

Source: ETF

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