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Skills for a low carbon Europe

The purpose of this study is to combine quantitative and qualitative approaches and methodologies to investigate the expected impact of sustainable energy policies on future skill demand within and across sectors, and to provide insights for effective policies for initial and continuous VET activities. The objectives of the project are to:

  • Provide a sustainable energy policy-driven economic scenario consistent with Europe 2020 targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency - particularly in terms of employment and growth - building on existing macroeconomic and energy scenarios at the EU level;
  • Deepen understanding of workforce composition and skill needs relating to renewable energy and energy saving targets and its implications for education and training policies; and,
  • Consider the broader policy context, particularly in terms of the coherence and coordination between VET and other relevant policy areas, and how they support (or hinder) the effective development and deployment of skills necessary for a low carbon, sustainable Europe.

Principal Investigator:

Terence Hogarth

Project Team:

Rob Wilson

Project Duration:

September 2011 - November 2012

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