GREEN WORK 4 YOUTH – Empowering Youth with Green Skills for Sustainable Futures 

The GYW – Green Work 4 Youth project recently hosted the Summer School “Green Skills of Youth at Risk of Marginalization for Successful Employment and Work in the Transition to a More ‘Green’ and Environmentally Sustainable Economy”. The event, which took place online from 3 to 5 July, aimed to equip youth organizations and youth workers with the knowledge and skills necessary for the green transition and involved participants from Italy, Poland, Latvia and Ukraine. 

Over the course of three days, participants engaged in learning sessions in three thematic modules.

  • Module I: Green Future, led by colleagues from ECS, Latvia, focused on sustainability, the transition to a sustainable economy, and the greening of the labor market.
  • Module II: Green Skills for Youth at Risk of Marginalization, facilitated by CEIPES, Italy, explored essential green skills, the EU’s GreenComp framework, green employment opportunities, and the need for upskilling and reskilling in the context of future workplace changes. Finally,
  • Module III: Greening Youth Work, led by KBS, Ukraine, discussed collaborative strategies for youth work to support the green transition. 

The results of the Summer School were significant. Participants improved their skills in sustainable development and the green economy. The initiative also strengthened the role of youth organizations in supporting the European Climate Pact, the Pact for Skills and other green initiatives. 

To stay updated on the progress and upcoming activities of the GYW project be sure to follow CEIPES on social media. Keep an eye on CEIPES platforms for the latest news and insights on how you can continue to contribute to the green transition.

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