A Sustainable
Future with
Green Innovation


GREENOVET is an international Project, comprising 18 European Partners and co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The Project will foster the development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Excellence in Green Innovation across Europe and through the establishment of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) that will enable an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy.

The CoVEs will focus the knowledge, resources and infrastructures of the key stakeholders into the development of innovation and skills ecosystems, contributing to regional development, and promoting environmental, social and economic development in Europe, through green and sustainable innovation processes enabled by VET Excellence.

In an early stage, the project includes four regions, in different parts of Europe, with different development and challenges:

  • Styria (Austria)
  • Vaasa (Finland)
  • Skopje (North Macedonia)
  • Leiria (Portugal)

GREENOVET brings together regional VET providers at different levels (upper-secondary VET and higher VET), local companies (larger ones and SME), sector and employer representatives, regional governments, as well as regional innovation agencies.
However, it also stretches to a national level by involving national ministries and social partners as associated partners, assuring coordination and coherence across governmental levels.


Projects and events promoted by GREENOVET

Specific Objectives

The consortium partners have jointly set up the following overall objectives which will be achieved through the following activities and resources:

To establish four fully functional and interconnected CoVEs (Centres of Vocational Excellence) in Green Innovation, embedded in the local innovation and skills ecosystems.

To enable Greentech projects, conducted by education providers of secondary and tertiary students, jointly and in interconnected VET scenarios.

To bring closer the green innovation opportunities to a broader public in Europe.

To foster the employability and entrepreneurial readiness of VET students, preparing and connecting them to the labour market.

To adapt technical, pedagogical and didactical skills of VET teachers to the upcoming environmental, social and economic challenges.

Consortium Composition

This project’s Consortium gathered all relevant stakeholders from the partner countries, as well as, a group of EU partners carrying considerable experience in applied research area, technology transfer and curricula modernization.

The project will be implemented by a consortium of 30 partners (18 full and 12 associated), with the necessary profile, competences, experience and expertise to successfully deliver all aspects of the project, and focusing on the following regions:

Austria (Styria)

  • FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH
  • Technische Universität Graz
  • 3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH
  • Green Tech Valley Cluster GmbH
  • HTBLuVA Graz-Gösting
  • Wirtschaftskammer Steiermark
  • Finland (Vaasa)

  • Oy Merinova Ab
  • Ab Yrkeshögsskolan vid Åbo Akademi – Novia
  • Portugal (Leiria)

  • Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
  • Pombal Prof – Sociedade de Educação e Ensino Profissional, S.A.
  • NERLEI - Associação Empresarial da Região de Leiria
  • North Macedonia (Skopje)

  • Zdruzenie Nacionalen centar za razvoj na inovacii i pretpriemacko ucenje Skopje
  • ASUC Boro Petrushevski
  • Macedonian Chambers of Commerce