Social and Cultural Dimensions

Green skills are the knowledge, abilities, values and attitudes needed to live in, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society. To assure an inclusive green transition, it is essential to embrace a holistic multisector, multi-stakeholder approach that promotes design thinking, cultural actions, creativity, adaptability, resilience, and empathy  involving our communities

Gender and Generation Perspectives

In line with the European Pillar of Social Rights, ‘everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training, and life-long learning to maintain and acquire skills that enable them to participate fully in society and manage transitions successfully in the labour market.’ Closing the gender and generation gaps in green skills implies including in the transition pathway also disadvantages groups and ensures green skills are connected into the skillset of future generations.

Enviromental  and Economic Opportunities

In the last decade social economy has showed resilience and a great potential to help the EU’s economic and social recover addressing economic, environmental and societal challenges in the most inclusive and innovative ways. To remain competitive and to meet their economic and social responsibilities, the industry needs to invest significantly in the re/upskilling of its workforce. The Pact for Skills represents an important commitment for the sector.

Grassroots Solutions

With their deep local footprint and their approach based on collective governance and cooperation, social economy actors provide an excellent example also active in the field of skills development. Some of them focus on reskilling, upskilling and facilitating access to labour market. Others encourage social economy entrepreneurship and social innovation to address societal challenges and strive for developing entire new markets.