Join the EU Green Week 2021!
31 May - 4 June
The EU Green Week 2021, being held virtually from 31 May until 4 June, is a chance for stakeholders and citizens to engage in the European Green Deal ambitions and share their projects, products and policies, experiences and best practices, to network and exchange points of view.
More information can be found here on the virtual exhibition linking to the Green Deal goals for which the European Commission is seeking examples to showcase from a broad spectrum such as climate change, agriculture, circular economy, urban environment, and so forth.
Together with zero pollution and a toxic-free environment the Green Deal also aims for economic growth, respect for the earth’s resources, and the health and well-being of citizens. Climate change is a global challenge and the EU is a key protagonist in the global green transformation and leader in development assistance. The Green Deal is a key component of the EU’s external assistance with neighbouring regions.
In the month of April the ETF highlighted examples in its campaign ‘skills for the green transition’ in the Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey and Georgia and will share others identified through our recent Green call, the results of which will soon be available. The ETF has also undertaken studies in the EU neighbouring regions focusing on the future of work in the agri-tech, agri-food, and automotive sectors in Israel, Morocco, and Turkey respectively, which demonstrate within the climate change context how technological changes and innovations impact on skills.
The EU Green Week will link with the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) taking place from 20 – 26 September. The ESDW contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by promoting the organization of bottom-up activities. The ETF’s work is devised and delivered in the context of the European Union’s policies and the EU's external relations priorities in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
The European Skills Agenda aims to strengthen sustainable competitiveness, as set out in the EU’s Green Deal, by ensuring that citizens have the right skills to seize the opportunities of the green transition.
In addition, in support of the European Education Area 2025, the Education for Climate Coalition is guided by five priorities: green skills development, teacher training, promoting behaviour change, linking education and science, and collective awareness raising. The ETF is actively engaged with key stakeholders in our partner countries advancing these priorities to ensure responsive education, training, and lifelong systems that can drive forward the green transition.