A new chapter in vocational education – our EU project proposal

It is with great pleasure and pride that I share with you a special project that we have recently submitted for European Union funding. Entitled “European Synergy for Green Chemical Training” (ENSYGCT), this project aims to integrate sustainable practices and green chemistry principles into vocational training in the chemical industry. Our aim is to prepare a new generation of professionals for the challenges and opportunities of a sustainable economy.

A warm thank you to our project partners

Before going into more detail about the project’s objectives and desired impact, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the partners and institutions involved. Without their expertise, commitment and collaborative spirit, this endeavour would not have been possible. Special thanks to:

  • Stiftung Bildung & Handwerk (Germany) as lead applicant organisation
  • Koulutuskuntayhtymä Brahe (Finland)
  • Centro integrado de formación profesional CIFP SAN JORGE (Spain)
  • Rhein Erft Akademie GmbH (Germany)
  • Střední průmyslová škola chemická Pardubice (Czech Republic)

Each organisation brings unique skills and resources to our project, and I am confident that our combined efforts will bear fruit.

Project objectives

The main objective of ENSYGCT is to improve the environmental awareness and technical skills of future professionals, thus contributing to the sustainability of the workforce. By developing and implementing a transnational, innovative learning format based on the design thinking approach, we aim to involve the creativity and ideas of future professionals in solving climate and future challenges.

We expect the project to create a workforce trained in green chemistry and sustainability, to improve the quality of vocational education and training by integrating innovative, sustainable practices, and to promote increased European cooperation in vocational education and training. In addition, we hope to create a rich repository of educational materials on sustainable practices in the chemical industry, thereby raising global standards in vocational education.

Looking forward to EU funding

As we eagerly await the European Union’s decision on whether our project will be selected for funding, I would like to emphasise the importance of this initiative for the future of vocational education and training and sustainable development. Regardless of the outcome, we are proud of our achievements and the path we have taken as a European education community.

I thank everyone involved in the preparation and submission of this project and look forward to the exciting opportunities that may arise from this initiative.